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Amit 50 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Amitriptyline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Prescribed for the treatment of depression and its symptoms, Amit 50 MG Tablet acts as a tricyclic antidepressant. It basically controls brain chemicals that are unbalanced in patients who suffer from mental illness and depression.

Before you start using Amit 50 MG Tablet ask your doctor more information about how it works and how the drug should be taken. The drug should not be used if you have suffered a heart attack recently. It is also not meant for consumption by breast feeding mothers as the drug can pass into the milk and harm the baby.

You should take Amit 50 MG Tablet as per instructions on the prescription and guide that comes with the drug. Take the exact dose that has been prescribed to you. It can take about 4 weeks before your symptoms of depression show improvement. It is advised that Amit 50 MG Tablet should not be stopped suddenly, as it can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. If the need arises consult your doctor about stopping Amit 50 MG Tablet. The drug should be stored at room temperature and kept safe from light, heat as well as moisture.

All medicines cause some or the other side effects, which gradually go away. In case Amit 50 MG Tablet, the side affects you may experience are diarrhea or constipation, nausea and vomiting, bad taste and pain in the mouth, changes in appetite as well as weight, rashes and swelling of breasts in case of men. You may also experience some severe side effects like strange behavioral changes and thoughts, a feeling that you may pass out, pain or pressure build up in the chest, irregular heartbeat, hallucinations and confusion in general, severe case of constipation and bruising. In case of any of these severe symptoms get in touch with a doctor as soon as possible.

Amit 50 MG Tablet can only be taken by patients older than 12 years.

Amit 50 MG Tablet is used to relieve symptoms of depression. These symptoms may include sadness, loss of interest, irritability and sleeplessness.
Migraine prevention
Amit 50 MG Tablet is also used to prevent the onset of migraine headaches in some patients.
Amit 50 MG Tablet may sometimes be used to treat a condition in children characterized by bed wetting while sleeping.
Amit 50 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have a history of allergy to it or any other component of the medicine.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
Amit 50 MG Tablet should be used with extreme caution along with any medicine belonging to the class Monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Some medications belonging to this class are Selegiline and Isocaboxazid.
Cisapride
Amit 50 MG Tablet is not recommended for use along with Cisapride due to an increased risk of side effects on heart and blood vessels.
Amit 50 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if the patient is recovering from a recent heart attack.
In addition to its intended effect, Amit 50 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache Moderate Common
Nausea and Vomiting Moderate Common
Constipation or diarrhea Minor Less Common
Blurred vision Moderate Less Common
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Moderate Less Common
Unexpected weight gain or loss Minor Less Common
Chest pain and discomfort Major Less Common
Shortness of breath Major Less Common
Weakness in one side of the body Major Rare
Slurred speech Major Rare
Seizures Major Rare
Decreased sexual urge Minor Less Common
Unusual bleeding Major Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4-7 weeks after onset of action. However, it is subject to variation based on a patient's response to the medicine after administration.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 3-6 weeks of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine should be used by pregnant women only when the benefits outweigh the risk associated with usage. This medicine can cause harmful effects on fetus. Hence, you are advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine should not be used by women who are breastfeeding. If it is absolutely necessary to take this medicine then you should stop breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Amit 50 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Lundbeck India Private Limited
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose should be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include a change in pulse rates, severe drowsiness, confusion, vomiting, hallucinations, convulsions, and fainting. Immediate medical intervention may be required if the overdose symptoms are severe.
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Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Heart Disease Major
Amit 50 MG Tablet should be used with caution in patients suffering from heart disease like heart failure, stroke, heart block etc. A fall in blood pressure, change in pulse, dizziness and other associated complications should be reported to the doctor. It is advised to not take this medicine if the patient has recently suffered a heart attack.
Pheochromocytoma Major
Amit 50 MG Tablet should be administered with extreme caution in patients suffering from Pheochromocytoma, the risk of severe to fatal change in blood pressure is very high. Suitable dose adjustment and clinical monitoring of the symptoms is recommended in such cases.
Seizure disorders Major
Amit 50 MG Tablet should be used with caution in patients having a seizure disorder. Seizures may be caused due to a disease, some other medicine, head injury in the past etc. Using this medicine can cause more frequent and severe episodes of seizures.
Diabetes Moderate
Amit 50 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have diabetes as the risk of changes in blood sugar levels are very high. You should get your blood sugar levels checked more frequently while using this medicine.
Glaucoma Moderate
Amit 50 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have glaucoma. Use of this medicine can worsen the symptoms of both closed and open angle glaucoma.
Interaction with Alcohol
Ethanol Moderate
You should restrict or minimize the use of alcohol while taking this medicine. Symptoms like sleepiness, excessive sweating, muscle stiffness and change in pulse should be reported to the doctor on priority.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Cisapride Major
Report the use of either of the medicines to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and clinical safety monitoring while taking these medicines together. Any heart-related complications like palpitation, change in pulse rate, dizziness and excessive sweating should be reported immediately.
Clozapine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor as the risk of adverse effects on the heart is very high if these medicines are administered together. You may require a dose adjustment and clinical safety monitoring while taking them together. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine that does not interact with Clozapine.
Fluoxetine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects like sleepiness, dry mouth, vision disturbances, confusion etc is very high while these medicines are administered together. Your doctor may prescribe an alternate medicine that does not interact with Amit 50 MG Tablet.
Linezolid Major
Report the use of Amit 50 MG Tablet to the doctor before receiving Linezolid. The risk of adverse effects like confusion, hallucinations, convulsions and coma are very high if these medicines are administered together. Your doctor may ask you to stop the use of Amit 50 MG Tablet before the use of Linezolid.
Ondansetron Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects on the heart is very high while these medicines are administered together. Suitable dose adjustment and clinical safety monitoring may be required in such cases.
Selegeline Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects is very high if these medicines are administered together. You should wait for 14 days after stopping Selegeline and then start using Amit 50 MG Tablet and vice versa. Contact your doctor if you experience symptoms like hallucination, convulsions, changes in blood pressure etc.
Phenylephrine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of blood pressure when these medicines are administered together. It is advised to not use these medicines together except when they are very urgently required.
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello my name is amit. Sometimes I smoke too much how much it's harm me? Always I have headache?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hello my name is amit. Sometimes I smoke too much how much it's harm me? Always I have headache?
On every cigratte case it is written that smoking is injurious to health and even then most of the smokers do not bother. But it is ok till there is no health related problem in your body but when it comes to our health due to smoking, it is an alert that now it is the time to slowly quit this habit of smoking. So amit, good to hear from you youngsters that you really find smoking as an addiction at this age and I know that if you are strong enough to accept this fact, you are also confident enough to slowly quit this habit when it comes to your health------------------you can do what ever you like in your whole life if you are healthy and it is just the beginning of your life but do not rotten your body due to such bad things as this is your age to enjoy your life in more pleasant way rather than finding enjoyment in such menace as smoking not only have direct adverse effect on lungs but slowly and indirectly habitual smoking engulfs our other vital organs as well--------------------myself is a homoeopath and for any problem or for quitting this habit you can consult me-----------

Hii doc this is amit I just want to know that how can I stop my hairfall please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Hii doc this is amit I just want to know that how can I stop my hairfall please help me.
Licorice roots to stop hair fall Are you looking for best herbal remedy to stop hair fall? Licorice is a herb that can be very helpful in preventing the hair loss and hair damage. Licorice helps in getting rid of scalp irritations and soothes the scalp. If dandruff is a cause of hair loss this remedy can be actually helpful.Soak few strands of licorice roots in milk overnight. In the morning grind the mixture to make a paste and apply this paste to the bald patches before going to the bed. Leave it overnight and shampoo in the morning.
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Hello doctor I am amit and I have sweating more and more so please tell me ho I can control.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
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Sir I am Amit .i am 28 years old. I do not have beard. Please tell me how to grow beard.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Sir I am Amit .i am 28 years old. I do not have beard. Please tell me how to grow beard.
Hi Beard is purely genetic make up. It could be a pituitary issue, hair follicle or their lack of, or could possible even be genetics. To make hair grow you need to stimulate, moisturize, and cleanse. Use a soft bristle scrub brush for the face and use circular motions using a eucalyptus, menthol, and/or peppermint type cleanser or lotion. The invigoration of the brush and cleanser/moisturizer will wake up that hair follicles and gives them a signal to produce.
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I am amit kunar I have hair loss problem if you have any solution please advice me.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
I am amit kunar I have hair loss problem if you have any solution please advice me.
Hair fall caused by Stress Lack of proper nutrition Use of hair cosmetics Dyeing of hair Any scalp diseases After acute illness Androgenic alopecia Certain medications Take nutritious food Reduce ur stress by taking rest, meditation, playing outdoor games Use good conditioning shampoo Wash ur hair properly at least twice a week Use mild shampoos Use anti dandruff shampoo to clear dandruff Take preventable therapy for for baldness in androgenic alopecia

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Saurabh Chaudhary Proves Nothing Is Impossible with Right Focus and Dedication!

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General Physician, Faridabad
Saurabh Chaudhary Proves Nothing Is Impossible with Right Focus and Dedication!

The 16 years old Saurabh Chaudhary from Kalina village, Meerut has turned into a national sensation. By winning gold in 10 meters Air Pistol, he has created a 240.7 points record at the Asian Games 2018, being held in Jakarta & Palembang, Indonesia.

Saurabh Chaudhary was followed by Tomoyuki Matsuda in the 2nd position, who is the 2010 World Champion from Japan, and Abhishek Verma in the 3rd position, a 29-year-old Indian, who made a debut in this Asian Games.

After winning the Gold, Saurabh said that he did not feel any kind of pressure, as he was there just to compete and do his best. He also added that he has trained hard for this and has been giving good results constantly because of that.

Saurabh Chaudhary’s Achievements

This is not Saurabh Chaudhary’s only achievement. He has been setting records since he started his shooting career. He recently made a junior record of 243.7 points in Shooting at the ISSF Junior World Cup 2018, held at Suhl, Germany. He also qualified for the Youth Olympics Games with a record and a gold medal. Saurabh is also training hard for Olympics 2020, which is going to be held in Tokyo, Japan.

His History

Saurabh Chaudhary belongs to a farmer family. It all started with liking for toy guns. Saurabh started training for shooting just few years back in 2015 at Amit Sheoran's Academy, located in Binauli, which is near Baghpat and around 53 kms from Meerut.

As told by Saurabh, he likes to spend time with his parents and also likes farming a lot. Whenever he is free, he spends time with his family and in farming.

How Saurabh Achieved Gold in the Asian Games 2018?

Saurabh Chaudhary was able to achieve all the name and fame because of his dedication and rigorous training. He has been training regularly since 2015 to be where he stands right now. But, how was it all possible at a tender age of 16 years?

Teenage is a very critical stage of a person’s life. The brain tends to lose focus and concentration at this age very much, and one needs to be dedicated enough to reach such a stringent goal. Saurabh’s dedication towards shooting paid off and finally the whole nation knows him for his achievement.

How to gain Concentration and Focus during Teenage?

Even though there is no lack of motivation or lack of resources - concentrating, focusing, and staying determined towards a goal becomes difficult for curious teenage minds. Although curiosity is good, staying focused on their goal can take them places.

Here are some basic tips on staying focused and dedicated towards a goal:

  • Eat healthy, Stay fit: A fit body is a gateway to a healthy and focused mind. And for this, including healthy food in diet, such as green veggies and fruits is necessary.

  • Make a routine and Plan the day ahead: Teenagers should follow a routine to carry out daily activities. Also, before sleeping, planning things out for the next day helps a lot.

  • Do not waste time: Time is the most valuable thing, and one must not waste it on distractions. Occasional games and sports breaks are necessary though.

  • Rest is necessary for teens: It’s always a bad idea to constantly be engaged with activities. Taking a break to rest, and sometimes a nap helps to gather energy back. After the break, starting with practice is the best way to go.

  • Get Ample Sleep: Dedication should not come at the cost of sleep deprivation. A teenager needs around 8-10 hours of sleep every day.

Saurabh Chaudhary has put up a milestone for all the teenagers out there with not only his talent but also with the level of focus and concentration to achieve his goals. This proves that anything is achievable with enough dedication.

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Headache is one of the most frequently encountered problem

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Kolkata
Headache is one of the most frequently encountered problem
Headache

Headache is one of the most frequently encountered problem at a clinic. Even questions at lybrate are mostly studded with this symptom.
More often than not, headaches are self limiting and without a serious medical problem. But any chronic headache needs proper evaluation for definitive therapy.
Grossly, headaches can be divided into primary (no definite structural lesion in brain) or secondary (associated with changes).
Any headache, if associated with vomiting without nausea, visual disturbance or nerve deficit (new onset squint, double vision, loss of sensation anywhere, facial deviation amongst many) may indicate secondary headache, but exceptions are there. These require immediate attention to rule out life threatening disease.
Commonest primary headache is tension type headache all of us have felt at certain times. Often it is like a band pressing around forehead. Common analgesics manage them well but for recurrent problem, we might prescribe prophylactic drug.
Migraine is something very common presenting as pain in one half of head with vomiting, nausea, visual or auditory aura. They require immediate analgesic like acetaminophen and prophylaxis with propranolol or amitriptyline.
Cluster headache, as the name suggests, comes in cluster for few days and more common in male. Oxygen has been proven as effective treatment.
Trigeminal neuralgia is more sharp, lanceolating pain, but responds satisfactorily to carbamazepine.
Sinusitis, in frontal bone presents as headache more around 10am in the morning that requires therapy with antihistamines and antibiotics occasionally.
Therefore' headache' carries little value unless it is described in detail to ensure proper therapy.
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Herpes Zoster

MBBS, DHMS-Harvard, Masters in Clinical Dermatology
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
Herpes Zoster

Herpes zoster or Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso.

Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles.

While it isn't a life-threatening condition, shingles can be very painful. Vaccines can help reduce the risk of shingles, while early treatment can help shorten a shingles infection and lessen the chance of complications.

Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of shingles usually affect only a small section of one side of your body. These signs and symptoms may include:

  • Pain, burning, numbness or tingling
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • A red rash that begins a few days after the pain
  • Fluid-filled blisters that break open and crust over
  • Itching

Some people also experience:

Pain is usually the first symptom of shingles. For some, it can be intense. Depending on the location of the pain, it can sometimes be mistaken for a symptom of problems affecting the heart, lungs or kidneys. Some people experience shingles pain without ever developing the rash.

Most commonly, the shingles rash develops as a stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or right side of your torso. Sometimes the shingles rash occurs around one eye or on one side of the neck or face.

Treatment

There's no cure for shingles, but prompt treatment with prescription antiviral drugs can speed healing and reduce your risk of complications. These medications include:

Shingles can cause severe pain, so your doctor also may prescribe:

  • Capsaicin topical patch
  • Anticonvulsants, such as gabapentin
  • Tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline
  • Numbing agents, such as lidocaine, delivered via a cream, gel, spray or skin patch
  • Medications that contain narcotics, such as codeine
  • An injection including corticosteroids and local anesthetics

Shingles generally lasts between two and six weeks. Most people get shingles only once, but it is possible to get it two or more times.

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Things To Know About Spinal Stenosis Treatment!

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Things To Know About Spinal Stenosis Treatment!

Spinal Stenosis is basically the narrowing of the spaces in the spine that further causes pressure on the spinal cord as well as nerves. It has been observed that nearly 75% of cases, mainly occur in the low back that requires lumbar spine treatment. The type of spinal stenosis treatments received for this problem may vary, as it totally depends on the location of the stenosis and the severity of your signs as well as symptoms.

Here are some treatments offered by a spine specialist:

1. Medications 
Sometimes, medications are prescribed by spine physicians to control the pain associated with spinal stenosis. Some of the common medicines prescribed are mentioned below.

• NSAIDs (Onsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that help to ease the pain and reduce the inflammation. These mainly include ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen (Aleve), that are easily available without prescription.

• Muscle relaxants help to calm the muscle spasms that occasionally occur and these medicines includes cyclobenzaprine (Amrix, Fexmid).

• Antidepressants like amitriptyline are recommended to be given as tricyclic nightly doses to ease chronic the pain.

• Anti-seizure drugs are commonly used to reduce pain caused by damaged nerves and these medicines include names like gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant) and pregabalin (Lyrica).

2. Therapy 
People suffering from stenosis tend to become less active to reduce the pain caused by physical activities. This further leads to weakness in the muscles that is even more painful. Therefore a physiotherapist teaches some exercises to build up the strength, maintain stability as well as flexibility in the spine and improvement in maintaining balance.

3. Steroid injections 
Because of this ailment nerve roots become a little irritated the spots that are pinched gets swollen. Thus injecting corticosteroid around that constriction that reduces the inflammation and gives relief to the pressure. Theses injections sometimes don't work for everyone and if they are repetitive, they can cause weakness in the nearby bones as well as the connective tissue. Therefore, only a few injections per year are suggested.

4. Surgery 
Surgery is considered, only if the other treatments don't work or a patient is disabled by its symptoms. The main aim of a surgery is to relieve the pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots which is done by creating more space within the spinal canal. The main examples of surgeries suggested includes Laminectomy, Laminotomy and Laminoplasty.

In most cases, these space-creating operations help in the reduction of the symptoms of spinal stenosis. But sometimes the symptoms do not fully disappear or even get worse after surgery. Surgery even includes some risks like infections, blood clot in a leg vein, neurological deterioration or even a tear in the membrane that covers the spinal cord.

 

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About Amit 50 MG Tablet
When is Amit 50 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Amit 50 MG Tablet?
What are the side effects of Amit 50 MG Tablet?
Key highlights of Amit 50 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Amit 50 MG Tablet?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Amit 50 MG Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Amit 50 MG Tablet?