Emotrip 12.5mg Tab
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Emotrip is a prescription based medicine used for treating depression associated with anxiety. It is a combination medicine that contains Amitriptyline which acts by increasing the concentration of serotonin between nerve cells (a neurotransmitter or brain chemical whose levels are found to be decreased in depression), and Chlordiazepoxide acts by suppressing anxiety associated with depression. This tablet can be addictive and may cause physical dependence. Therefore, it is recommended not to exceed your dose or take it more often than required....
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|Contains||Chlordiazepoxide(5.0 Mg),Amitriptyline(12.5 Mg)|
|Uses||Depression associated with anxiety|
|Side effects||Drowsiness, dry mouth, lethargy, vivid dreams, decreased appetite and confusion.|
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Uses of Emotrip 12.5mg Tab
- This tablet is used for treating depression associated with anxiety.
Contraindications of Emotrip 12.5mg Tab
- You should avoid taking this tablet if
- You recently had a heart attack.
- You are allergic to either Amitriptyline or Chlordiazepoxide.
- You have glaucoma.
- You have difficulty in breathing.
- You have liver impairment.
- You have low blood sodium.
- You have sexual dysfunction.
Side effects of Emotrip 12.5mg Tab
- Dry mouth
- Vivid dreams
- Decreased appetite
Precautions and Warnings of Emotrip 12.5mg Tab
Can I take Emotrip during pregnancy?
You should avoid using this tablet during pregnancy as it can lead to an increased risk of birth defects. Consult your doctor or gynaec before taking this tablet during pregnancy.
Can I take Emotrip while breastfeeding?
Certain side effects such as sedation and poor feeding have been noted in a few infants. You should always consult a physician or a gynaecologist before starting this tablet during lactation.
Can I drive if I have taken Emotrip?
You should avoid using this tablet as it may cause disturbances in mental alertness and motor coordination.
Can I consume alcohol with the Emotrip?
You should avoid taking alcohol with this tablet as it may cause drowsiness, sedation, difficulty in breathing and confusion.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have hyperthyroidism and are on hyperthyroid medication
- You have mania or hypomania
- You have difficulty in breathing
- You have any palpitations after starting this tablet
- You’ve had a heart attack or stroke
- You’ve history of substance abuse
- You are a chronic alcoholic
- You want to stop taking this medicine
Mode of Action of Emotrip 12.5mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Amitriptyline acts by increasing the concentration of serotonin (a neurotransmitter or brain chemical whose levels are found to be decreased in depression) between nerve cells. Chlordiazepoxide acts by enhancing the inhibitory effect caused by GABA or gamma-aminobutyric acid (a neurotransmitter) and thus relieves the patient of anxiety associated with depression....
Directions for Use of Emotrip 12.5mg Tab
- Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and consult a healthcare professional if you face any difficulty following instructions.
- Emotrip is available as a tablet to be swallowed.
- If possible, take the tablet at night to avoid daytime sedation.
- Take Emotrip every day at the same time.
- This tablet should be taken exactly as prescribed.
- Do not exceed your dose unless specified.
- Do not stop this tablet suddenly.
Interactions of Emotrip 12.5mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Emotrip tablets may interact with the following medications; therefore, you must inform your consulting physician about any medications you are on:
- Antidepressants such as Selegiline, Phenelzine or Rasagiline as it may cause very high fever, severe fits and in some cases even death.
- Strong pain killers like Tramadol, Fentanyl and Methadone as it may cause difficulty in breathing.
- Medicines used to treat heartburn, such as Cisapride may cause disturbances in the electrical functions of the heart and cause arrhythmia when co-administered with Emotrip.
- Anti-allergic medicine like Azelastine can increase the levels of Emotrip in blood.
- Other antidepressants such as Fluoxetine and Sertraline can increase the levels of Emotrip in blood.
Interactions with food items
- You can continue with your regular diet unless instructed otherwise.
Storage and disposal of Emotrip 12.5mg Tab
To keep this medication out of the reach of children, keep it tightly wrapped in the container. It should be stored at room temperature, out of direct sunlight and away from heat and moisture. To prevent pets, children, and others from eating unused medicines, they should be properly disposed of. This medicine should not be flushed down the toilet....
Dosage of Emotrip 12.5mg Tab
You may experience symptoms such as seizures or fits, blackouts, hallucinations, confusion, irritability, muscle aches, restlessness and difficulty in breathing if you have taken an excess dose of Emotrip. Keep your family or caregiver updated on your medications and any potential side effects. If the patient is unconscious, collapses, has difficulty breathing, seizures, or cannot be woken, they should be immediately taken to the emergency department....
Missed a Dose
Tab. Emotrip should be taken as prescribed by your physician. Take the missed dose at the earliest. However, skip the missed dose if it's time for your next dose. Never increase the doses unless prescribed by a doctor....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I stop this medicine suddenly?
A: You should avoid discontinuing the medicine suddenly as it may cause rebound depression and anxiety, confusion, dizziness, muscle and joint aches, panic attacks, lethargy, nausea and vomiting.
Q: Can I use this tablet for a long time?
A: Patients on prolonged treatment with Emotrip tablets have to undergo liver function tests and blood counts periodically. Your consulting physician will decide the periodicity. Patients who have normal liver and blood reports can only undergo treatment with this tablet for a prolonged time.
Q: How can I watch out for my suicidal thoughts?
A: Pay special attention to these changes when starting Emotrip or changing the dose. Attend any follow-up appointments with your physicians and contact them between appointments if you have any concerns about your symptoms.
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