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Dimip 25 MG Tablet

Dimip 25 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: D.D Pharmaceuticals
Medicine composition: Imipramine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Dimip 25 MG Tablet is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It belongs to the dibenzazepine group of compounds. Dimip 25 MG Tablet is used primarily in the treatment of depression. It can also be used in combination for curing enuresis( bedwetting tendency). Using Dimip 25 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 Dimip 25 MG Tablet have a discussion with your doctor and avoid using this medication in case if:

  • You are allergic to Dimip 25 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 Dimip 25 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.

Dimip 25 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 Dimip 25 MG Tablet.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)
Dimip 25 MG Tablet is not recommended patients receiving monoamine oxidase inhibitors selegiline and isocarboxazid.
Myocardial infarction
Dimip 25 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if the patient is recovering from a recent heart attack.
In addition to its intended effect, Dimip 25 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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Dimip 25 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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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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United States
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
Dimip 25 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
Dimip 25 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
Dimip 25 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
Dimip 25 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 Dimip 25 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.

Popular Questions & Answers

Can we use imipramine drug for delayed ejaculation i.e for retrograde ejaculation.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Can we use imipramine drug for delayed ejaculation i.e for retrograde ejaculation.
common side effects may include: tingly feeling, weakness, lack of coordination;dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea;blurred vision, ringing in your ears;breast swelling (in men or women); or.decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. so avoid using this drug... instead take homoepathic treatment without side effects.

My daughter has bed wetting problem since her birth she is now 8 years. She is also crying every day of meaningless. I think imipramine is suitable drug for her. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello. If you want, you can think of giving her homoeopathic medicines which are quite effective for bed-wetting. Giver her Equisetum Hyemale 200/ twice daily for 4 weeks and Cina 200/ once daily at night for 1 week. Revert back for further guidance.
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Suggest any alternative treatment for depression My son suffering from depression last for 8 years He is 23 years old Now he taking medicines Imipramine 75 Lithium 400 twice daily certain 200 Is it curable.

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Suggest any alternative treatment for depression My son suffering from depression last for 8 years
He is 23 years old...
Cognitive behaviour therapy is an effective way of managing depression. It is used in combination with medications. You can get in touch with a psychologist near you for the same or even online consultation os possible.
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I am 22years male, have a big varicocele since last 2 and half years. Hav also suffered with anxiety and depression and have taken imipramine for one months and later after prozac for about 20days, before 8months. Now I feel numbness in my penis and whole genitals, and there is almost no erection and zero libido. What has caused this and what should I do.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 22years male, have a big varicocele since last 2 and half years. Hav also suffered with anxiety and depression a...
Hi, may be its due to the medication you can cross check with your psychiatrist. As for, libido and erection, there are many exercises and life style changes that you can make to improve it.
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Sir I am suffering from some anxiety and depression since last one and half year. I consulted a psychologist she preferred me tricyclic antidepressant, imipramine, but that has so many side effects. Now I am taking fluoxetine, prozac, at my own, and somewhat I feel good but that is making me excessive yawning. Is that normal, should I keep taking it or I should stop it.

DNB (PSYCHIATRY), DPM, MBBS,
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
Sir I am suffering from some anxiety and depression since last one and half year.
I consulted a psychologist she pref...
I would strongly advise against taking psychotropic drugs without prescription. There are minimum and maximum therapeutic doses and only a clinician can guide you so you don't suffer any serious side effects. Please see a psychiatrist.

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Understanding Retrograde Ejaculation

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Understanding Retrograde Ejaculation

A very uncommon and rare condition, which can occur in case a person is diabetic or has undergone a surgery, a medical disorder known as retrograde ejaculation. It is a condition in which semen enters the bladder rather than going out of the penis after orgasm. This causes a problem as very little or no semen is ejaculated.

That is why this is sometimes also called as 'Dry orgasm'. The only treatment for retrograde ejaculation is to make the male fertile again because retrograde ejaculation is not particularly harmful to the individual. It has the following symptoms:

There are only three main symptoms associated with retrograde ejaculation.

  1. Dry orgasms
  2. Urine that is cloudy immediately after an orgasm
  3. Male infertility

The possible causes of retrograde ejaculation are:

  1. Surgery such as prostate surgery
  2. Certain medications which cause side effects. These medications are usually administered for high blood pressure, prostate enlargement and mood disorders.
  3. Nerve damage

It is worth noting that Dry orgasms have other causes as well, which includes:

  1. Prostatectomy, which is the removal of the prostate by surgery
  2. Cystectomy, which is the removal of the bladder by surgery
  3. Radiation therapy, which is especially used to treat cancer in the pelvic area

Here is how retrograde ejaculation may get more complications

There are only two main complications which occur due to retrograde ejaculation. These include:

  1. Male infertility
  2. Worries about retrograde ejaculation which may lead to less pleasurable orgasms

Treatment for retrograde ejaculation.

It is worth noting that certain medications, which are used to treat retrograde ejaculation can lead to serious complications and others may lead to a higher heart rate and blood pressure.

Medications which are usually used:

  1. Imipramine which is also called Tofranil
  2. Chlorpheniramine and Brompheniramine
  3. Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine and Phenylephrine

It is also worth noting that the treatment for male infertility is different and more advanced.

Related Tip: "Stress and Premature Ejaculation"

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Ways to Take Medicines for Cancer Pain

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Ways to Take Medicines for Cancer Pain

With every passing day, there are new advancements in the field of medicine, and cancer care is no exception either. A condition that still frightens the mass has come a long way in terms of cure and management. Cancer is life threatening but when diagnosed in the early stages, can be cured with proper medical intervention.

Many cancer patients experience pain which is caused as a result of the disease or as the result of the treatments for cancer. When the cancer spreads or the malignant tumor increases in size, it puts pressure on the surrounding (bones, tissues, etc.) which intrigues the pain. The cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery may also cause pain in the patients.

Here is an account on managing pain during cancer.

Treatment for Cancer Pain
Cancer pain can be dull, sharp, or achy. It can be constant or intermittent and can be mild, severe, or moderate. There are several over-the-counter or prescription medicines available in the market which can reduce the pain caused by the growing tissues or the treatments/therapies. A few such pain relievers include aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen.

Treatment According to Severity
For pain which is mild or moderate, you can opt for Non-opioids which are anti-inflammatory medicines and can be bought without the prescription from the drug counters. If you are having moderate to severe symptoms of pain, then you may be prescribed opioids like hydromorphone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, etc.

For burning and tingling sensation, antidepressants like imipramine or the trazodone, etc., can provide relief. You must not confuse antidepressant with medicines for depression; these are for pain management as well. You can also opt for the antiepileptics drugs which can reduce the burning or tingling sensation of cancer and have it doesn’t refer that you get seizures. If there is swelling, then steroids are the option for you to control the swelling and the pain caused from it.

Ways to Take Medicines for Cancer Pain
Most of the medications that your doctor would prescribe you have to be taken orally if not directed otherwise. The medications are usually in the pills form. If the patient, for any reason, is not able to take the drugs orally, then he/she may have to take them as rectal suppositories and even transdermal patches.

It can also be injected into your body through an intravenous opening in which the needle with the medicine is inserted directly into the veins. There is also a subcutaneous process where the medicine is injected with a small needle just under the first layer of your skin.

Studies report that often cancer pain is under-treated. A common reason is the reluctance of the patients to speak about the pain. Other reasons for not opting for pain medications are the fear of addiction and side-effects.

Cancer pain management is indeed an important part of the cancer treatment, and the goal is to manage the pain at a bearable level. And, the best part is that the goal is often achieved.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Pain Management During Cancer- An Inherent Part Of The Treatment!

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Pain Management During Cancer- An Inherent Part Of The Treatment!

With every passing day, there are new advancements in the field of medicine, and cancer care is no exception either. A condition that still frightens the mass has come a long way in terms of cure and management. Cancer is life threatening but when diagnosed in the early stages, can be cured with proper medical intervention.

Many cancer patients experience pain which is caused as a result of the disease or as the result of the treatments for cancer. When the cancer spreads or the malignant tumor increases in size, it puts pressure on the surrounding (bones, tissues, etc.) which intrigues the pain. The cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery may also cause pain in the patients.

Here is an account on managing pain during cancer.

Treatment for Cancer Pain
Cancer pain can be dull, sharp, or achy. It can be constant or intermittent and can be mild, severe, or moderate. There are several over-the-counter or prescription medicines available in the market which can reduce the pain caused by the growing tissues or the treatments/therapies. A few such pain relievers include aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen.

Treatment According to Severity
For pain which is mild or moderate, you can opt for Non-opioids which are anti-inflammatory medicines and can be bought without the prescription from the drug counters. If you are having moderate to severe symptoms of pain, then you may be prescribed opioids like hydromorphone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, etc.

For burning and tingling sensation, antidepressants like imipramine or the trazodone, etc., can provide relief. You must not confuse antidepressant with medicines for depression; these are for pain management as well. You can also opt for the antiepileptics drugs which can reduce the burning or tingling sensation of cancer and have it doesn’t refer that you get seizures. If there is swelling, then steroids are the option for you to control the swelling and the pain caused from it.

Ways to Take Medicines for Cancer Pain
Most of the medications that your doctor would prescribe you have to be taken orally if not directed otherwise. The medications are usually in the pills form. If the patient, for any reason, is not able to take the drugs orally, then he/she may have to take them as rectal suppositories and even transdermal patches.

It can also be injected into your body through an intravenous opening in which the needle with the medicine is inserted directly into the veins. There is also a subcutaneous process where the medicine is injected with a small needle just under the first layer of your skin.

Studies report that often cancer pain is under-treated. A common reason is the reluctance of the patients to speak about the pain. Other reasons for not opting for pain medications are the fear of addiction and side-effects.

Cancer pain management is indeed an important part of the cancer treatment, and the goal is to manage the pain at a bearable level. And, the best part is that the goal is often achieved. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!

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Fatigue - How Ayurvedic Remedies Can Help You Treat It?

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Fatigue - How Ayurvedic Remedies Can Help You Treat It?

The chronic fatigue syndrome is commonly known as fatigue, which is caused by the build-up of toxins, resulting in disconnect between mind, body and spirit. Ayurvedic treatment is holistic, and includes meditation, diet, massage, breathing techniques and herbal therapies. The top priority is to reduce the toxins along with incorporating immune-supportive therapies. Once the toxins are removed, one should go on a cleansing diet, followed by 'Panchakarma', a more extensive detoxification process involving herbal therapies and massage oils. The final stage consists of herbal therapy to help restore vitality and energy.

The herb Ashwagandha prolongs life, combat diseases and protects both body and mind from stress. It restores energy and improves the muscular and neurological functions of patients suffering from fatigue. It assists in regulating sleep cycles, boost the immune system and reduces anxiety and depression. It’s antidepressant effect is equal to that of imipramine and it reduced brain levels of tribulin, a chemical marker of anxiety. Even modern scientific studies are now supporting its use as both a mood stabilizer and an anti-anxiety therapy. When used in conjunction with other herbs, Ashwagandha restores brain's level of natural antioxidants and measurably reduces the oxidative stress that contributes to chronic fatigue.

Rhodiola rosea, has been used in Ayurveda to restore neurological function, reduce fatigue, enhance energy, restore natural sleeping patterns and alleviate depression. It increases strength and stamina while promoting mental clarity without serious adverse effects.

Brahmi or Indian pennywort has been praised in Ayurveda as great option to treat Alzheimer’s disease and chronic fatigue syndrome. It has relaxing effect on veins, allowing an enhanced blood flow in addition to supporting mental clarity, concentration and focus.

Ashwagandha, rhodiola and brahmi are generally safe, but they can interact with other herbal remedies, prescribed medications and supplements. It is best to consult a trusted doctor before using these herbs to treat fatigue and follow dosage instructions carefully.

Herbs are only a small part of the Ayurvedic approach to healing. It has to be coupled with simple dietary and lifestyle changes which can speed up recovery time. Chronic fatigue can be a frustrating, baffling and debilitating condition, but one don’t have to let it control your life.

The fatigue can be classified into mental fatigue, emotional fatigue and physical fatigue. Ayurveda recommends vata-pacifying diet and daily routine, in addition to early bed and avoidance of mental work right before bed. The emotional fatigue can be tackled with Pitta-pacifying diet and daily routine, organic rose petal spread and regular meals. Kapha pacifying diet and daily routine is extremely helpful when one is suffering from physical fatigue. Most people have found natural Ayurvedic remedies to be safe and got relief with that work to remove toxins and bring the body back into balance and restore to health. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda and ask a free question.

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How to Handle Bedwetting ....

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Pediatrician, Hyderabad
How to Handle Bedwetting

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Bedwetting causes stress

Know that bedwetting is often a normal part of growing up. Most children don't stay dry at night until about the age of 3. And it's usually not a concern for parents until around age 6. There are ways to work toward dry nights as a family.

Reassure your child by being supportive. He isn't wetting the bed on purpose. And bedwetting isn't typically a sign of an emotional or physical problem. Explain that it is normal, very common and that he won't always wet the bed.

Bedwetting often runs in families. If you or your partner wet the bed as a child, talk with your child about it. It'll help him see that people do outgrow it. And it may help him feel less alone and embarrassed.

Many things can lead to bedwetting. It could be the slower development of bladder control or heavy sleep. There may be hormonal issues. Stress and anxiety can be a cause. A child who's been dry and suddenly starts wetting the bed may have an infection or a big life change such as a move may be bothering her. Be sure to speak with your doctor if this is a new problem.

If she's 4 or older, ask for her ideas. What might help her stop wetting the bed? brainstorm together. Drinking less in the evening and cutting back on caffeinated drinks may be worth trying. You can also offer options like disposable underwear or waterproof sheets. By keeping it positive and involving her, you'll help build her confidence and encourage good bedtime habits

Praise and reward for staying dry

When your child has a dry night, praise her for it. Some families mark wet days and dry days on a calendar. Stickers or stars can make it fun. If your child stays dry a number of nights in a row, offer a small reward for a fun breakfast or small book. If she wets, be supportive and remind her that results will come if she keeps up her efforts

Provide simple reminders

Make using the bathroom just before he gets in bed part of his bedtime routine. Also, remind him that it's ok to get up during the night to use the bathroom. Nightlights can help him find his own way when he needs to go.

Resist the urge to wake your child a lot during the night. If you use this approach, waking once a night should be enough, perhaps right before you go to bed yourself. Keep in mind that if you deprive your child of rest and sleep, you may increase his level of stress. Stress can be a bedwetting trigger.

Involve your child in cleaning up

When he wets the bed, he can put his pjs in the hamper or help you change the sheets. Make sure he understands it's not a punishment, just part of what has to be done. The idea is to make him more aware of his bedwetting without scolding him or making him feel ashamed

Clean up: removing the smell of urine

Accidents happen. And when they do, urine can leave a stubborn odor in clothes and in bed linens. Try adding a half cup to a cup of white vinegar to your wash to remove the smell.

Cleaning a mattress: step 1

If you need to clean urine from a mattress, first use towels to blot up as much as you can. Keep blotting, but don't rub, until no more moisture comes to the surface.

Once you've blotted up as much of the urine as you can, saturate the entire area of urine stain with hydrogen peroxide. Let it stand for 5 minutes, and then use towels again to blot the area dry.

Once the mattress is dry, sprinkle baking soda over the entire area and let it stand for 24 hours. The next day, vacuum the baking soda away. It should be clean and odor free.

If your child is nervous about sleepovers, remind her of the steps she uses to stay dry at home. Giving her disposable underwear and extra clothes in case of an accident might put her at ease. A sleeping bag with waterproof lining may also help.

Beforehand, notify the adult host that your child may have some worries about bedwetting. Discuss your child's plans for handling it so everyone feels prepared.

Some medications (desipramine, desmopressin, or imipramine) may help for special occasions when your older child wants to stay dry, such as at camp.

Be patient about bedwetting

Scolding or losing your temper won't make your child stop wetting the bed. Don't bring up bedwetting in front of others to try to shame her. Embarrassment will only increase her stress and anxiety. Meanwhile, remember that bedwetting eventually does stop. Try practicing patience and providing support while you wait.

Dealing with teasing in the home

Bedwetting can make your child an easy target for teasing. To help him handle it, make your home safe for him. Don't allow anyone in your family to tease about it. Explain to siblings that bedwetting is something their brother doesn't have control over and that he needs everybody's love and support.

If your child avoids other children or comes home with unexplained injuries, she may be being bullied. Listen to what your child says. Talk with her and let her know that you know it's not her fault. Then talk with people at her school and ask what they've seen. Be proactive and work with the school to find ways to make the teasing stop.

When to call the doctor

If your child is still bedwetting at age 7, consider setting up a doctor's visit. While there may be a medical problem, most of the time there isn't. Also, see the doctor if your child suddenly starts wetting the bed after being dry for 6 months or more.

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