Depextine

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Depextine Information

Depextine is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Capsule. It is primarily used for the treatment of Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa. Other than this, Depextine has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Depextine. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Some other side effects of Depextine have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Depextine normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Depextine's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Depextine related warnings talks about Depextine's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

The section on Depextine contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Depextine may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

You should also be aware that Depextine is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Depextine Benefits & Uses

Depextine is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Depextine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Depression
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Depression
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Depression
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: PMS
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Given continuously or during the luteal phase only

Depextine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Depextine safe for pregnant women?


    Depextine can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Depextine, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Depextine safe during breastfeeding?


    Taking Depextine may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Depextine should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Depextine on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Depextine on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Depextine on the Liver?


    Side effects of Depextine rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Depextine on the Heart?


    Depextine has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Depextine with Other Drugs

Depextine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan
    Amiodarone

    Moderate



    Depextine Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Depextine unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Depextine

    • Is this Depextine habit forming or addictive?


      Depextine is not addictive in nature.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      After taking Depextine, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Depextine can make you drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Depextine should be used only after doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Yes, in many cases, taking Depextine can help with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Depextine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Depextine


      It is safe to take Depextine with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Depextine


      Taking alcohol with Depextine can be dangerous.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Depextine

    Question about 5 years ago

    Is Depextine used for the treatment of anxiety?

    Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Depextine is used for the treatment of anxiety by decreasing the activity in the brain this causes calming of the brain which provides relief to the patient from anxiety.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Is Depextine associated with weight loss?

    Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Depextine can cause weight loss. It is a common side effect of this drug. Few people may experience this effect after consuming this drug. People should monitor their weight, eat healthily and include at least 30 mins of exercising in a day. In spite of all efforts if you experience weight loss then discuss with your doctor. 

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can Depextine make you tired?

    Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

    Yes, Depextine causes tiredness but this occurs only in a few cases. It is a rare side effect of this drug. If you experience tiredness after taking this drug, then try to take some rest even after that if you feel excessive tiredness then do discuss it with your doctor.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Depextine be given with modafinil?

    Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Yes, Depextine can be given with modafinil. This is because people suffering from major depression also struggle with residual symptoms like persistent fatigue and excessive sleepiness. Modafinil helps overcome these residual symptoms and also improves the overall mood of a patient. Modafinil also helps people to improve their functionality at work. 

    Question about 5 years ago

    Is Depextine a controlled substance?

    Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    No, Depextine is not a controlled substance. It is a prescription drug belongs to the class of medications called antidepressant. A controlled drug is one whose manufacture, use and possession are regulated by the government, eg narcotics. Narcotics are the natural products like opium and its derivatives, heroin, coca leaf and cannabis, synthetic drugs like pethidine and methadone, codeine, morphine. These are also prescription drugs and must be taken cautiously as these can cause an addiction.  



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 458,461

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 588-591

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