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Medoxetine tablet 20 mg 10's

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Medoxetine tablet contains Paroxetine | belongs to SSRIs

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How it works

This medicine works by affecting the level of certain specific chemicals that are imbalanced in people with depression and other anxiety disorders.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Medoxetine tablet 20 mg 10’s

  • Suicidal thinking and behaviour severe
  • Serotonin syndrome (agitation, hallucinations, seizures, nausea) severe
  • Irregular heartbeat severe
  • Shaking of the hands or feet severe
  • Dizziness when getting up suddenly from a sitting position
  • Chills or cold sweats severe
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Dry mouth and lips
  • Constipation
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Decreased sexual urge
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Rapid weight gain/loss
  • Photosensitivity
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Racing thoughts
  • Reckless behavior
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness

Uses of Medoxetine tablet 20 mg 10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Depression

    This medicine is used for the treatment of acute episodes of depression associated with chemical imbalance in the brain.

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

    This medicine is used for the treatment of a mental condition characterized by an abnormal fear during normal social situations.

  • Panic disorder

    This medicine is used for the treatment of panic disorder and associated symptoms like overwhelming anxiety and fear coupled with increased heart rate, trembling, numbness and tingling sensation.

  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

    This medicine is used to treat depression, tension, and irritability occurring 5-11 days before the start of a menstrual cycle.

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Post traumatic stress disorder

    Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Post traumatic stress disorder

    Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Post traumatic stress disorder

    This medicine is used to treat symptoms like anxiety, mood swings, fear etc associated with menopause in women.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The effect of this medicine is cumulative and may take months to show. It varies depending on the intended use and the dosing.

  • Duration of Effect

    The time for which this medicine remains effective in the body is not clearly established. Dosing, duration and the condition for which this medicine is given determine the effective time duration.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Avoid or limit the uptake of alcohol while using this medicine. It is advised to refrain from driving vehicles and operating heavy machinery while using this medicine.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    Use of this medicine by pregnant women is not recommended as the risk of adverse effect on the fetus is very high. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy while taking this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    Use of this medicine by breastfeeding women is not recommended unless necessary. If necessary, your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding before treatment with this medicine is initiated.

When not to use?

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)

    This medicine is not recommended for use while a MAOI medicine (Rasagiline/Selegiline/methylene blue etc.) is being consumed. This medicine should be consumed at least 14 days after stopping the use of MAOI medicines.

  • Thioridazine

    This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient is taking Thioridazine (medicine used to treat schizophrenia).

  • Pimozide

    This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient is taking Pimozide (anti psychotic medicine).

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you a known history of allergy to Medoxetine tablet 20 mg 10’s or any other ingredient present with it.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    Use of this medicine by pregnant women is not recommended as the risk of adverse effect on the fetus is very high. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy while taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    Use of this medicine by breastfeeding women is not recommended unless necessary. If necessary, your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding before treatment with this medicine is initiated.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Suicidal thinking and behavior

    Use of this medicine may cause suicidal thought and change the behavior of the user. This risk is increasingly high in young patients. It is recommended to screen the patient for such behavior before starting the treatment. Any change in behavior and thought process after taking this medicine should be reported to the doctor immediately.

  • Use of this medicine may cause suicidal thought and change the behavior of the user. This risk is increasingly high in young patients. It is recommended to screen the patient for such behavior before starting the treatment. Any change in behavior and thought process after taking this medicine should be reported to the doctor immediately.

    Use of this medicine with other medicines to treat depression may cause nausea, agitation, seizures and hallucinations (symptoms of serotonin syndrome)

  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

    Use of this medicine may cause Neuroleptic malignant syndrome characterized by high fever, muscle stiffness, extreme changes in blood pressure, excessive sweating and salivation. The use of this medicine should be stopped as soon as these side effects are experienced.

  • Hypertension

    Use of this medicine is associated with a sharp increase in blood pressure levels. It is recommended to control hypertension using appropriate medicines before starting the treatment with Medoxetine tablet 20 mg 10’s .

  • Bleeding disorders

    Use of this medicine may cause unusual bleeding and bruising and hence should be used with caution in patients suffering from bleeding disorders. Use of medicines that are known to cause gastrointestinal bleeding, (example: aspirin, paracetamol, ibuprofen etc), should be avoided while taking Medoxetine tablet 20 mg 10’s .

  • Glaucoma

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from angle closure glaucoma. The symptoms of this disease may worsen upon using Medoxetine tablet 20 mg 10’s and hence caution is advised.

  • Seizure disorder

    Use of this medicine may cause seizures and hence should be used with caution in patients suffering from epilepsy.

  • Manic episodes

    Use of this medicine may cause agitation and aggressive behavior in some patients. The patient should be screened for bipolar disorder before starting the treatment course with this medicine.

  • Heart disease

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from a heart or blood vessel disorder.

  • Hyponatremia

    This medicine may decrease the sodium levels in the body and hence should be used with caution in patients taking diuretic medicines.

  • Bone fractures

    Use of this medicine has been associated with an increase in the incidence of bone fractures. Report any incidence of bone pain to the doctor while taking Medoxetine tablet 20 mg 10’s .

  • Drowsiness and cognitive impairment

    Drowsiness and cognitive impairment

  • Sexual dysfunction

    Use of this medicine may cause sexual dysfunction. These dysfunctions may include a decrease in libido, erectile disorders, or painful orgasm.

  • Withdrawal symptoms

    Withdrawal symptoms

  • Pediatric use

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients aged below 18 years.

  • Use in elderly

    This medicine should be used with caution in elderly patients as the risk of adverse effects is significantly high.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If the next scheduled dose is less than 4 hours away, then the missed dose should be skipped.

  • Overdose

    Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include agitation, hallucinations, convulsions, nausea, drowsiness, fast or slow heartbeat, and convulsions.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Linezolid severe
  • Lithium severe
  • Ondansetron severe
  • Sertraline severe
  • Warfarin moderate
  • Aspirin moderate
  • Methylene blue severe
  • severe severe
  • Sumatriptan moderate
Disease interactions
  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired kidney function. Suitable dose adjustments should be made based on the serum creatinine levels for moderate to severe impairment.

  • moderate

    Glaucoma

  • moderate

    Hypertension

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired liver function. Suitable dose adjustments should be made based on the severity of impairment.

Lab interactions

General Instructions

Take Medoxetine tablet 20 mg 10’s as instructed by the doctor. Do not use in smaller or larger than the recommended dose. The dose is likely to change over time based on your response and hence adherence to the changes is a must. Do not stop the use of this medicine abruptly.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

what are the adverse effects of Medoxetine tablet 20 mg 10’s

GI upset, decreased appetite, somnolence, sweating, tremor, headache, asthaenia, dry mouth, dizziness, blurred vision, yawning, abnormal dreams, insomnia, agitation, weight gain, elevated cholesterol levels, sexual dysfunction, dystonic reactions, akathisia. Rarely, serotonin or neuroleptic malignant syndrome, hyponatraemia, haemorrhage.

What is the dose of Medoxetine tablet 20 mg 10’s

Depression: Adults: Initially 20 mg once daily in the morning with food. If necessary increase gradually after minimum 2 wk in 10 mg increments; max 50 mg daily.
Obsessive compulsive disorder: Adults: Initially 20 mg once daily in the morning with food. Increase wkly 10 mg increments to 40 mg daily; max 60 mg daily.
Panic disorders: Adults: Initially 10 mg once daily in the morning with food. Increase wkly in 10 mg increments to 40 mg daily; max 50 mg daily.
Social phobia: Adults: Initially 20 mg once daily in the morning with food. If necessary increase gradually after minimum 2 wk in 10 mg increments at intervals of at least a wk; max 50 mg daily.
Elderly: Initially adult starting dose once daily. If necessary increase in wkly 10 mg increments; max 40 mg daily.
Children: Not recommended.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Medoxetine tablet 20 mg 10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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