Prodep Capsule is a type of antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group of medicines. It is widely prescribed to treat depression and other mental health conditions like panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Prodep Capsule helps many people to recover from depression by improving their mood and relieving anxiety and tension. It is also used to treat bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder), where it reduces binge-eating and purging (vomiting).
The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. Your doctor may start you on a lower dose and increase it gradually. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so may make your condition worse or you may suffer from unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, restlessness, palpitations, dizziness, sleep disturbances, etc).
To get the most benefit, take this medicine regularly at the same time each day. It may take a few weeks before you start feeling better. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement even after 4 weeks. Some common side effects of Prodep Capsule include nausea, indigestion, dry mouth, fatigue, loss of appetite, increased sweating, sinusitis, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), yawning, and abnormal dreams. Sexual side effects like decreased sexual drive delayed ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction may also be seen. Let your doctor know straight away if you develop any sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself.
Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, heart problems, or glaucoma. These may affect your treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Some other medicines may affect the way it works, especially other antidepressants and medicines called MAO inhibitors. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe.
BENEFITS OF PRODEP CAPSULE
In Treatment of Depression
Prodep Capsule works by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, and helps you sleep better. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for this medicine to work so you need to keep taking it even if you feel it is not working. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel better unless your doctor advises you to.
In Treatment of Panic disorder
Prodep Capsule can help relieve symptoms of many panic disorders including panic attacks. It can help you feel calmer and improve your ability to deal with problems. Do not stop taking it, even when you feel better, unless your doctor advises you to.
In Treatment of Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Prodep Capsule helps relieve symptoms of many anxiety disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in your brain. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants and is normally taken once a day. It helps you feel calm with a better ability to deal with problems. Keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop. Additionally, exercising and eating a healthy diet can also help improve your mood.
HOW TO USE PRODEP CAPSULE
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Prodep Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW PRODEP CAPSULE WORKS
Prodep Capsule is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms of depression and also relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Prodep Capsule.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Prodep Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Prodep Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Prodep Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Prodep Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Prodep Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Prodep Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Prodep Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Interaction with drugs
- METHYLENE BLUE
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE PRODEP CAPSULE?
If you miss a dose of Prodep Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Prodep
- Erectile dysfunction
- Influenza like syndrome
- Loss of appetite
- Low sexual desire
- Sore throat
- Abnormal dreams
- Delayed ejaculation
- Dryness in mouth
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
- Sinus infection
Q. What is Prodep Capsule? What is it used for?
Prodep Capsule is an antidepressant drug and belongs to the class of selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). In adults, this medicine is used to treat major depressive episodes, eating disorder (bulimia nervosa) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In children and adolescents aged eight years and above, it is used to treat moderate to severe major depressive disorder.
Q. Does Prodep Capsule cause sleepiness?
Somnolence (sleepiness) is a common side effect of Prodep Capsule. However, Prodep Capsule can also cause other sleep problems like insomnia (inability to sleep) and abnormal dreams. You must talk to your doctor if you experience sleep problems while taking Prodep Capsule.
Q. Does Prodep Capsule cause weight gain?
Prodep Capsule does not cause weight gain, rather it causes weight loss, which is a common side effect seen with its use. Weight loss is usually proportional to baseline body weight. Please consult your doctor if you experience a change in weight while taking Prodep Capsule.
Q. Does Prodep Capsule make you tired?
Prodep Capsule can make you feel tired. Fatigue (extreme tiredness) is a very common side effect of Prodep Capsule. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking it as the dose may need to be changed.
Q. Does Prodep Capsule cause nausea?
Nausea is a very common side effect of Prodep Capsule. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive nausea while taking Prodep Capsule.
Q. How long can I take Prodep Capsule for?
You should take Prodep Capsule only for the duration advised by your doctor. You should not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.
Q. Can I take Prodep Capsule with paracetamol?
Prodep Capsule can be taken with paracetamol. However, when taken together paracetamol can increase the antidepressant effect of Prodep Capsule. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines as there could be other effects of using the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Prodep Capsule with birth control pills?
Prodep Capsule can be taken with birth control pills. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Prodep Capsule addictive?
No, Prodep Capsule is not addictive in nature. No habit-forming potential has been seen with its use. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding the duration of its use.
Q. Is Prodep Capsule safe in pregnancy?
There have been some reports showing an increased risk of birth defects affecting the heart in babies when the mother took Prodep Capsule during the first few months of pregnancy. When taken during the last three months of pregnancy, it may increase the risk of a serious condition in babies, called persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). In this condition, the baby breathes faster and appears bluish. These symptoms usually begin during the first 24 hours after the baby is born. So, it is advisable not to use Prodep Capsule during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
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