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Pertofran

Pertofran Information

Pertofran Benefits & Uses

Pertofran is used to treat the following -

Pertofran 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.

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Ingredients of Pertofran

Desipramine

Pertofran Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Pertofran is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Fatigue Mild
  3. Blurred vision
  4. Dry eyes
  5. Dry Mouth Mild
  6. Constipation Moderate
  7. Dizziness Mild
  8. Abdominal Pain Mild
  9. Weight gain
  10. Diarrhoea
  11. Headache Mild
  12. Tremor

Pertofran Related Warnings

Is the use of Pertofran safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Pertofran. It is best to stop taking Pertofran immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Pertofran safe during breastfeeding?

Pertofran may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Pertofran, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Pertofran.

Moderate

What is the effect of Pertofran on the Kidneys?

Using Pertofran does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Pertofran on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Pertofran on the liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Pertofran on the Heart?

Pertofran has very mild side effects on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Pertofran with Other Drugs

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

Phenylephrine

Dextromethorphan

Chlorpheniramine

Ibuprofen

Alfentanil

    Alprazolam

    Pertofran Contraindications

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

    1. Heart Disease
    2. Liver Disease
    3. Diabetes
    4. Bipolar Disorder
    5. Suicidal Tendency
    6. Thyroid

    Frequently asked Questions about Pertofran

    Is this Pertofran habit forming or addictive?

    Forming a habit of Pertofran has not been reported.

    No

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

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

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Yes, Pertofran is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Yes, Pertofran is useful in treating mental disorders.

    Yes

    Pertofran Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Pertofran

    You can take Pertofran with food.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Pertofran

    Taking alcohol with Pertofran can be dangerous.

    Severe
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    References

    1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 411-412
    2. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Norpramin® (desipramine hydrochloride)