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Antipres 50 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Psycormedies
Medicine composition: Imipramine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Antipres 50 MG Tablet is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It belongs to the dibenzazepine group of compounds. Antipres 50 MG Tablet is used primarily in the treatment of depression. It can also be used in combination for curing enuresis( bedwetting tendency). Using Antipres 50 MG Tablet for treating depression has been shown to significantly improve mood, sleep, eating disorders and your interest in daily activities and life in general. It functions by boosting the activity of chemicals in the brain.

Probable side effects that may occur are enlargement of the pupils and breasts, black tongue, decreased or increased libido,discoloration of the skin, swelling of various body parts, frequent unrination urges, difficulty with bowel movements, eye sensitivity. Major reactions include abdominal pain, blurred vision, aggression, chest pain, darkening of the urine, fever, dry skin, hearing loss, fatigue, chronic cough, irritability, difficulty in movement, nightmares, sudden weight gain, sweating, slurred speech, tremors, restlessness. In case of the latter category check with your physician immediately.

Before taking Antipres 50 MG Tablet have a discussion with your doctor and avoid using this medication in case if:

  • You are allergic to Antipres 50 MG Tablet, or any other medications or foods.
  • You are taking monoamine oxidase (MAO).
  • You are taking any prescriptive or non-prescriptive drugs, herbal medications, vitamins or dietary supplements.
  • You have reacently had a heart attack or have heart diseses.
  • You are taking electroshock therapy.
  • You are about to undergo surgery soon.
  • You smoke. Tobacco products may lower the functionality of Antipres 50 MG Tablet.
  • You are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant or are breastffeding a baby.
  • You drink alcohol.
  • You have to be exposed to the sunlight for long hours.

The recommended dosage in adults to fight depression are 100 mg orally every day. For curing enuresis in children about 25 mg every day in the intitial stage. For bedwetters, this medication should be taken at least one hour before your bedtime. In case of a missed dose, take it as soon as possible, otherwise skip it. Do not have a double dose. In case of overdose. Seek medical help right away.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.

Antipres 50 MG Tablet is used to relieve symptoms of depression characterized by sadness, loss of interest, irritability, and sleeplessness.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Antipres 50 MG Tablet.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)

Antipres 50 MG Tablet is not recommended patients receiving monoamine oxidase inhibitors selegiline and isocarboxazid.

Myocardial infarction

Antipres 50 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if the patient is recovering from a recent heart attack.
In addition to its intended effect, Antipres 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.

Abdominal pain

Major Rare

Blurred vision

Major Rare

Decrease in frequency of urination

Major Rare

Dry mouth

Major Rare

Rapid weight gain

Major Rare

Yellow colored eyes or skin

Major Rare

Unusual tiredness and weakness

Major Rare

Increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight

Minor Rare

Skin rash

Minor Rare

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 18 to 54 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The effect of this medicine can be observed after 2 weeks.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine should be used by pregnant women only when the benefits outweigh the risk associated with usage. 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.

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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Antipres 50 MG Tablet belongs to tricyclic antidepressants. It works by preventing the reuptake of neurotransmitters namely norepinephrine and serotonin. These chemicals are imbalanced in people with depression.
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
Antipres 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
Antipres 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
Antipres 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.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Moderate
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while taking this medicine as it increases the risk of side effects of this medicine like dizziness, blurred vision, sweating, and muscle stiffness. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving vehicle and operation machinery.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

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.

Antidiabetic medicines

Moderate
Antipres 50 MG Tablet may increase the effect of sulfonylureas like Glimepiride. Inform the doctor if you have hypoglycemic symptoms like dizziness, headache, weakness after taking these medicines. An alternative class of medicines or dose adjustments should be made under doctor's supervision.

Opioids

Moderate
Opioids like morphine, codeine, tramadol, hydrocodone or any cough preparations containing these medicines should be avoided when you are receiving Antipres 50 MG Tablet. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made if coadministration is needed and monitoring of sedation, breathlessness, and blood pressure is necessary.

Antihypertensives

Moderate
You may experience hypotensive effects like dizziness, lightheadedness if these medicines are used together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
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