Prothiaden 25mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Prothiaden 25mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Prothiaden 25mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Prothiaden 25mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Prothiaden 25mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Prothiaden 25mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Prothiaden 25mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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Dosulepin / Dothiepin(25.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Prothiaden 25mg is a prescription medicine. Prothiaden 25 mg is used to treat depression or chronic nerve pain. Prothiaden 25mg tablets reduce depression and pain by normalising the neurotransmitters ...
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Ingredients and Benefits

Prothiaden is composed of dosulepin. Dosulepin works on your nervous system to relieve pain and depression by altering neurotransmitters. The benefits of Prothiaden tablets occur slowly. The full bene...
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Uses of Prothiaden 25 MG

  • Depression
  • Psychotic depression
  • Neurotic depression
  • Anxiety depression
  • Chronic pain
  • Nerve (Neuropathic) pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine

Contraindications of Prothiaden 25 MG

  • Prothiaden 25mg tablets are generally not recommended:
  • If you are allergic to dosulepin or other ingredients
  • If you have epilepsy
  • If you are taking antidepressant medications known as MAO inhibitors
  • If you had a heart attack recently or have heart disease
  • If you have liver disease
  • If you have kidney disease
  • If you have porphyria
  • If you have glaucoma
  • If you have suicidal thoughts

Side effects of Prothiaden 25 MG

  • Common side effects:
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness/sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Serious side effects (Rare):
  • Changes in heartbeat
  • Yellowing of skin
  • Seizures
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Eye pain and redness
  • Loss of balance, weakness of body parts, stroke
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Prothiaden tablets may cause other side effects apart from those listed above. If you experience any side effects after taking Prothiaden, please immediately discuss that with your doctor. Do not sudd...
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Precautions and Warnings of Prothiaden 25 MG



Can I take Prothiaden 25mg tablets during pregnancy?
Prothiaden tablets may not be recommended in pregnancy or if you are planning to get pregnant. This is because they may harm the growing baby. But it may still be necessary to control depression by using medicines. You should discuss this issue with your doctor. Your doctor can make the best decision based on your condition.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Prothiaden 25mg while breastfeeding?
Dosulepin, the active ingredient in Prothiaden tablets, can be secreted in breast milk. Your baby may be exposed to dosulepin if you continue breastfeeding while taking it. It is best to discuss this issue with your doctor to understand the benefits and risks.


Can I drive if I have taken Prothiaden 25mg?
Prothiaden tablets can induce drowsiness and sleepiness in some patients. It is generally not recommended to drive if you are taking Prothiaden tablets.


Can I consume alcohol with Prothiaden 25mg?
Alcohol affects the nervous system and may interfere with the benefits and side effects of Prothiaden tablets. It is best to abstain from alcohol or take only a minimal amount while taking Prothiaden tablets.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Prothiaden tablets may affect the sex life of a few men and women taking them. You may talk to your doctor, who can assess your condition and suggest an appropriate remedy.
  • You may talk to your doctor before initiating Prothiaden tablets if you have liver disease or kidney disease.

Mode of Action of Prothiaden 25 MG

How Does It Work?

Prothiaden 25mg works by altering the levels of neurotransmitters in the nervous system. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that pass on information from one nerve cell to another. The neurotransmitters ...
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Directions for Use of Prothiaden 25 MG

  • Prothiaden 25mg tablets should be swallowed as a whole with water as recommended by your doctor.
  • Do not chew or break the Prothiaden 25mg tablets before swallowing.
  • The daily dose of Prothiaden tablets can be divided into three parts if a once-daily dose is causing side effects.

Interactions of Prothiaden 25 MG

Interactions with other medicines

Prothiaden tablets should not be taken together with MAO inhibitors, another type of antidepressant. The combined use of these two antidepressants can cause severe side effects.

Interactions with food items

Prothiaden tablets do not generally have interactions with the food in your stomach. You can take Prothiaden tablets with or without food.

Storage and disposal of Prothiaden 25 MG

Keep Prothiaden tablets out of reach of children. Protect them from extremes of heat/cold and moisture. Keep them in a cool and dry place.

Dosage of Prothiaden 25 MG


  • Overdose of Prothiaden tablets can cause serious side effects, like palpitations, fall in blood pressure, drowsiness, urine retention, disorientation, weakness of one side of the body, etc.
  • To avoid overdose, take Prothiaden tablets as recommended by your doctor. Never exceed the daily dose of Prothiaden tablets, even if you have missed it on the previous day.

Missed a Dose

You can take the missed dose of Prothiaden tablets on the same day as soon as you remember the dose. Do not overdose to account for the previous missed dose.

Content Details


Dr. Naval Asija

MBBS, DHA (Diploma in Health Administration)


Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Does Prothiaden 25mg help anxiety?

A: In patients with depression, Prothiaden tablets help reduce anxiety symptoms and improve sleep and mood.

Q: Does Prothiaden 25mg cause weight gain?

  • Prothiaden tablets, like other tricyclic antidepressants, may cause weight gain. You should watch your weight while taking Prothiaden tablets. '


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ContainsDosulepin / Dothiepin(25.0 Mg)
UsesDepression, psychotic depression, anxiety depression, neurotic depression, nerve pain, neuropathic pain, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraine
Side effectsDry mouth, headache, constipation, urinary retention, drowsiness, dizziness, stomach pain, eye pain, palpitations
Last Updated on: 20 Jan 2022 | 11:18 AM (IST)
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