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Amicon 10 Tablet 10's

Manufacturer

Icon LIfe Sciences

Consume Type

ORAL

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About Amicon 10 Tablet 10's

Amicon 10 Tablet 10's belongs to a group of medicines called 'tricyclic antidepressants' used to treat depression, neuropathic pain, chronic tension-type headache, and migraine in adults. Additionally, Amicon 10 Tablet 10's is also used to treat bedwetting at night in children aged 6 years and above. Depression is a mood disorder that affects a person's daily life described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger. 

Amicon 10 Tablet 10's contains Amitriptyline that works by affecting certain chemical messengers (serotonin, norepinephrine) in the brain which communicate between brain cells, thereby helping in the regulation of mood and preventing depression. Besides this, Amicon 10 Tablet 10's also the transmission of pain signals, thereby provides relief from neuropathic pain.

You are advised to take Amicon 10 Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical condition and response to the treatment. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as sleepiness, drowsiness, headache, irregular heartbeat, dry mouth, constipation, nausea, weight gain, slurred or slow speech, and congested nose. Most of these side-effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side-effects persistently.

To treat your condition effectually, continue taking Amicon 10 Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Do not take Amicon 10 Tablet 10's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed by the doctor. Amicon 10 Tablet 10's causes drowsiness, sleepiness and dizziness, do not drive unless you are alert. Amicon 10 Tablet 10's can be given to children over 6years if prescribed by the doctor for bedwetting. Amicon 10 Tablet 10's should not be given to children for treating depression or neuropathic pain. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Amicon 10 Tablet 10's as it could lead to increased drowsiness and dizziness. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and medicines to rule out any side-effects.

Uses of Amicon 10 Tablet 10's

Depression

Medicinal Benefits

Amicon 10 Tablet 10's belongs to a group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants. Amicon 10 Tablet 10's is used to treat depression, neuropathic pain, chronic tension-type headache, and migraine in adults. Amicon 10 Tablet 10's is also used to treat bedwetting at night in children aged 6 years and above. Amicon 10 Tablet 10's works by affecting certain chemical messengers (serotonin and/or norepinephrine) in the brain which communicate between brain cells, thereby helps in regulating mood and treats depression. Amicon 10 Tablet 10's prevents the transmission of pain signals, thereby provides relief from neuropathic pain.

Directions for Use

Tablet/Capsule: Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water; do not chew, or crush the tablet/capsule.Syrup/Suspension/Drops: Take the prescribed dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper provided by the pack; shake the pack well before each use.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Amicon 10 Tablet 10's

  • Sleepiness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Slurred or slow speech
  • Congested nose

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take Amicon 10 Tablet 10's if you are allergic to any of its contents if you recently had a heart attack, or heart problems, are taking other antidepressants like isocarboxazid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine or have taken them in the last 14 days, have severe liver disease or if you have taken moclobemide (used to treat depression and social anxiety). Inform your doctor before taking Amicon 10 Tablet 10's if you have heart rhythm problems or hypotension. Consult your doctor immediately if you have suicidal thoughts such as killing or harming yourself. Do not take Amicon 10 Tablet 10's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed. Amicon 10 Tablet 10's causes drowsiness and dizziness, do not drive unless you are alert. Amicon 10 Tablet 10's can be given to children above 6 years if prescribed by the doctor for treating bedwetting. Amicon 10 Tablet 10's should not be given to children for treating depression or neuropathic pain. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Amicon 10 Tablet 10's as it could lead to increased drowsiness and dizziness. Rise slowly from sitting or lying position as Amicon 10 Tablet 10's causes orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering in blood pressure leading to dizziness on standing).

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Amicon 10 Tablet 10's may have interaction with pain killers (tramadol, trazodone, hydrocodone, oxycodone, acetaminophen), an antidepressant (bupropion, duloxetine, fluoxetine, sertraline), antihistamine (diphenhydramine, cetirizine), sedatives (zolpidem), muscle relaxant (cyclobenzaprine), anti-convulsant (gabapentin, lamotrigine, escitalopram, pregabalin, topiramate), anti-thyroid (levothyroxine), and anti-anxiety (alprazolam).

Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid consuming alcohol along with Amicon 10 Tablet 10's as it may increase the sedative effects.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Amicon 10 Tablet 10's may have interactions with disease conditions such as heart problems, anticholinergic effects, depression, seizure disorders, bone marrow suppression, diabetes, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, acute alcohol intoxication, glaucoma, thyroid problems, pheochromocytoma, neutropenia, kidney and liver problems.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Amicon 10 Tablet 10's as it may cause an increased sedative effect.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Avoid taking Amicon 10 Tablet 10's if you are pregnant unless prescribed by a doctor. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Consult your doctor before taking Amicon 10 Tablet 10's; your doctor will decide whether Amicon 10 Tablet 10's can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    Amicon 10 Tablet 10's causes sleepiness, dizziness and drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience these symptoms.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with liver impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have a liver impairment or any concerns regarding this.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with kidney impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment or any concerns regarding this.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly helps in improving overall health and boosts self-esteem.
  • Regularly attend therapy sessions.
  • Perform meditation and yoga. This helps in relieving stress and provides relaxation.
  • Follow a regular sleep pattern to improve the amount and quality of sleep you get.
  • Include foods rich in omega fatty acids such as fish, nuts, fresh fruits, vegetables and olive oils.
  • Neurotransmitters are made up of amino acids. Amino acid-rich foods such as meat, dairy products, and certain fruits and vegetables help in proper maintenance of neurotransmitters. 
  • Complex carbohydrates help in stimulating serotonin (a feel-good neurotransmitter). These include whole grains, legumes, spinach, broccoli, oranges and pears.
  • Exercising helps in the production of the body’s natural antidepressants. It also helps in relieving stress, improving mood, boosts self-esteem, and provides restful sleep.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Learn about your condition, understand the risk factors and follow the doctor’s treatment plan.

Other Information (AMI0037)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-23

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Depression: It is a mood disorder characterised by the feeling of sadness, unhappiness, anger, hopelessness or loss that interferes with a person’s daily activities. Depression can also influence some chronic health conditions and relationships. The exact cause of depression is unknown, but it may be associated with mental problems, trauma, family history, drugs use, and medical conditions.

FAQs

Amicon 10 Tablet 10's works by affecting certain chemical messengers (serotonin and/or norepinephrine) in the brain which communicate between brain cells, thereby helps in regulating mood and treats depression.

Amicon 10 Tablet 10's prevents the transmission of pain signals, thereby provides relief from neuropathic pain.

Amicon 10 Tablet 10's causes sleepiness, drowsiness, and dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery if you are experiencing these symptoms.

Amicon 10 Tablet 10's causes weight gain due to increased appetite. Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight.

Do not discontinue Amicon 10 Tablet 10's without consulting your doctor as it could lead to recurring symptoms. To treat your condition effectually continue taking Amicon 10 Tablet 10's for as long as prescribed. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you feel any difficulty while taking Amicon 10 Tablet 10's.

Amicon 10 Tablet 10's may cause decreased sex-drive, problems with erection and orgasm. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this.

Dry mouth could be a side-effect of Amicon 10 Tablet 10's. Limiting caffeine intake, avoiding smoking and mouthwashes containing alcohol, drinking water regularly, and chewing sugar-free gum/candy might help in stimulating saliva and thereby prevents drying of the mouth.

Yes, orthostatic hypotension could be a side-effect of Amicon 10 Tablet 10's. Orthostatic hypotension is a sudden lowering in blood pressure leading to dizziness on standing. If you experience this, do not try to stand up suddenly or start walking, instead lie down and get up slowly only when you feel better. People taking Amicon 10 Tablet 10's are advised to regularly monitor their blood pressure levels to avoid such unpleasant events.

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Country Of Origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

216-219, Adarsh Industrial Estate, Sahar Road, Chakala, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400099.

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