About Depsol: Depsol (Imipramine Hydrochloride) is a medicine that is prescribed to patients to help improve their moods due depressive disorder conditions and other similar illnesses. This medicine is classified as a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) and is categorized to a group of medicine known as the dibenzazepine compound. It affects the concentration of neurotransmitters in the brain by causing their rise through the inhibition of norepinephrine. This effect of the medicine on the nerve endings is responsible for its pharmacological effects. Through causing an increase in the concentration of neurotransmitters, the medicine helps boost moods. The medicine can be used in the treatment of other conditions such as enuresis or panic disorders.
How to use Depsol
Depsol (Imipramine Hydrochloride) is available in tablets that have been formulated for ingestion. The tablets should never be split, chewed, crushed or dissolved as doing so would only hasten its absorption in the bloodstream, and this may lead to its effectiveness in treating your condition. Take the tablets on a regular timing and do so with a glass full of water. You may take the medicine after a meal or with snacks to avoid stomach upsets or nausea. Ensure that you take the medicine exactly as your physician has prescribed it for you to ensure for its effectiveness in treating your condition.
Your physician will do an assessment of your condition before prescribing this medicine to you. They will look at the condition you are suffering from and how severe it is, whether or not you are using other medications which include prescriptions, non-prescriptions, herbal medicine or supplements, your present health condition as well as yours and your family’s medical history for any hereditary conditions or disorders. For adults suffering from symptoms of mild depression, a typical dosage is 75mg each day to be taken either as four or three separate doses. Each patient’s dosage is unique, and you should strictly use your prescription only.
Depsol Side Effects
It is possible for patients using this medicine to report the occurrence of side effects. Talk to your physician for a guide on all possible side effects that may not be mentioned here, how to notice and handle them. Some common side effects include fatigue, breast tenderness or inflammation, the feeling of tiredness or sickness, lower sex drive, the photosensitivity of the skin among others. Other less common but severe side effects that are possible to experience include uncontrollable shaking, spasms, pain when passing urine, difficulty to maintain balance when walking and seizures. Notify your doctor immediately you notice signs of any of these side effects.
It is not allowed to self-medicate yourself this medicine. Do not alter (increase or reduce) your dosage or stop using this medicine without your physician’s approval. This holds even if your symptoms improve before the dosage is over or persist even after you are through with your dosage. During treatment, it is possible for patients to experience suicidal thoughts and Depsol (Imipramine Hydrochloride) may also lead to clinical worsening. Ensure that you have discussed with your physician about all possible risks before you commence your treatment using the medicine.
If you have a history of heart attacks, liver disease or kidney failure, your doctor may stop you from taking this medicine.