Unipram tablet 20 mg 10’s

 230.00

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Drug Strength: 20 mg
Drug Form : Tablet
Pack Size : 10s
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Unipram tablet contains Citalopram | belongs to SSRIs

SKU: pg_23463_32458 Category:

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    How it works

    Unipram tablet 20 mg 10’s works by increasing the levels of a chemical substance called serotonin in the brain which helps in reducing the symptoms by maintaining the normal brain function.

    Side effects

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

    • Dry mouth severe
    • Agitation severe
    • Skin rash severe
    • Blurred vision severe
    • Diarrhea severe
    • Drowsiness severe
    • Increased sweating severe
    • Unusual tiredness and weakness severe
    • Tremors severe
    • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
    • Body pain
    • Headache
    • Running Nose

    Uses of Unipram tablet 20 mg 10’s

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Depression

      Unipram tablet 20 mg 10’s is used in the treatment of depression which is a serious mood disorder characterized by feeling sad, irritable and devoid of energy.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 6 hours. The antidepressant effect can be seen in 1 to 4 weeks.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Consumption 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 machinery.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendency has been reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. The risk of feeding difficulties, irritability, and respiratory problems is more in the third trimester. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is known to excreted in breastmilk. It is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Close monitoring of behavioral changes like drowsiness or fussiness and body weight is necessary.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      Not recommended in the patients allergic to Unipram tablet 20 mg 10’s or other antidepressants.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. The risk of feeding difficulties, irritability, and respiratory problems is more in the third trimester. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      Breast-feeding

    General Warnings
    • Suicidal thoughts

      Use with caution in the patients with major depressive disorder due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts. Close monitoring of these symptoms is necessary. Inform the doctor if these symptoms worsen.

    • Abnormal bleeding

      Use with caution in the patients who are on NSAIDs, aspirin, warfarin due to the increase in the risk of bleeding. Inform the doctor if experience any unusual bleeding. Close monitoring of blood count and prothrombin time is necessary.

    • Weight loss

      This medicine is known to alter body weight. Close monitoring of body weight is necessary. Inform the doctor if you experience any symptoms of weight loss.

    • Discontinuation of treatment

      Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like nausea, headache, anxiety, dizziness, and irritability. Gradual dose reduction should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    • Impaired kidney function

      Use with caution in the patients with severe kidney injury due to increase in the risk of accumulation of Unipram tablet 20 mg 10’s . Dose adjustments are to be made based on the CrCl.

    • Pediatric use

      This medicine is not recommended for the children less than 18 years.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

    • Overdose

      Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor if any symptoms of the overdose like dizziness, loss of consciousness appear.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Clarithromycin severe
    • Ketoconazole severe
    • sulfonylureas moderate
    • Diuretics moderate
    Disease interactions
    • severe

      Use with caution in adults and pediatrics with depression as it may worsen the symptoms of depression. Close monitoring of these symptoms like changes in the behavior and suicidal thoughts is necessary. Discontinue the medicine if symptoms persist.

    • moderate

      This medicine may increase the seizures. It should be used with caution in the patients with the history of epilepsy and not recommended in the patients with unstable epilepsy.

    Lab interactions

    General Instructions

    Take Unipram tablet 20 mg 10’s as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.

    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

    Additional Information>

    How to use Unipram tablet 20 mg 10’s

    UNLICENSED USE
    Children: Major depression: Tablets: 12-18 yr, initially 10 mg once daily increased if necessary to 20 mg once daily over 2-4 wk, max 40 mg once daily. Oral Drops: 12-18 yr, initially 8 mg once daily increased if necessary to 16 mg once daily over 2-4 wk, max 32 mg once daily.

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

    GI upset, sweating, tremor, somnolence, dry mouth, anorexia, agitation, decreased lipid, anxiety, confusion, sleep disorders, tinnitus, yawning, pruritus, myalgia, arthralgia, impotence, ejaculation disorders, abnormal orgasm (female), fatigue, dizziness, paraesthesia, dysgeusia, impaired concentration, amnesia, apathy, increases salivation, rhinitis.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Unipram tablet 20 mg 10’s?

    Adults: Initially 20 mg daily as a single dose, increasing if necessary to max 60 mg daily according to response. Elderly: Initially 20 mg daily as a single dose, increasing if necessary to max 40 mg daily according to response. Children: Not recommended.

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

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