Duralyn Pead Syrup
Duralyn Pead Syrup is used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, sudden panic attacks, bulimia (eating disorder) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (symptoms of tension, irritability and depression before menstruation). The medication can improve your sleep, mood, appetite as well as the energy level. It belongs to the drug group known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing the serotonin amount in your body, which is a natural substance present in your brain that helps in maintaining mental balance.
Duralyn Pead Syrup is available in the form of a tablet, capsule, delayed-release capsule and a liquid solution, to be taken orally. It can be taken with food or without it. The dosage will depend on your present health condition and how your body reacts to the first dose. Your doctor may prescribe a low dose initially and then increase it gradually. It is advised not to stop the medication abruptly without consulting your doctor, as there is a possibility of experiencing withdrawal symptoms such as mood changes, dizziness, anxiety, confusion, agitation or irritability. It may take 4-5 weeks and sometimes even longer for Duralyn Pead Syrup to show its full effectiveness.
You can suffer from mild side effects like nervousness, nausea, dry mouth, weakness, drowsiness and decreased sexual performance while taking Duralyn Pead Syrup. You can consult your doctor if they refuse to go away after some time. However, there can be some serious side effects too in some cases that require immediate medical attention:
- Allergic reaction to the medicine, causing difficulty in breathing, rashes, hives, swelling of the face and lips
- Pain in the eyes or blurry vision
- Palpitations or faster heart rate
- Seizures, tremors, hallucinations or suicidal tendencies
- Unusual bruising or bleeding
Duralyn Pead Syrup can make you feel drowsy or dizzy. It is advised not to drive or do any other activity that requires your complete concentration. In case you are an elderly patient, be careful when you are getting up from a sitting or sleeping position to avoid a sudden fall. Also, you must avoid alcohol while you are under this medication.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitorsDuralyn Pead Syrup is not recommended in patients who have taken Monoamine oxidase inhibitors within the last 14 days.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of Duralyn Pead Syrup lasts for an average duration of 12 to 14 days.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of Duralyn Pead Syrup can be observed in 6 to 8 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Pregnant women should consult doctor before using this medication.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendency has been reported
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using Duralyn Pead Syrup.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If its almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Duralyn Pead Syrup belongs to the class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin thus increasing its concentration in the brain and helps in reducing the symptoms.
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 Alcohol
AlcoholConsumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving or operating heavy machinery.
Interaction with Medicine
TramadolDuralyn Pead Syrup is not recommended with tramadol due to increase in the risk of seizures, confusion, and increased heartbeat. This interaction is more likely to occur in the elderly population with a history of seizures or alcohol withdrawal. Inform the doctor if these medicines are taken together. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
DiureticsDuralyn Pead Syrup may cause low blood sodium levels and this risk may increase if taken with diuretics like furosemide. Frequent monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are necessary. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitorsDuralyn Pead Syrup is not recommended with monoamine oxidase inhibitors like selegiline, isocarboxazid, phenelzine due to increase in the risk of side effects. There should be a minimum of 14 days time gap between these two medications. Inform the doctor if these medicines are taken together. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Interaction with Disease
DepressionUse with caution the patients suffering from depression and other psychiatric disorders due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts especially at the beginning of the treatment and at the time of dose change. Discontinue the medicine and inform the doctor if these symptoms appear.glaucoma or history of glaucoma due to the risk of increasing the intraocular pressure.
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