Depsol Forte Tablet is a combination medicine that consists of imipramine and diazepam. It is an effective medicine used for the treatment of depression (a medical condition that affects your mood). It helps in regulating mood and behavioural changes thereby helping in treating mental health conditions. Depsol Forte Tablet works by increasing the levels of a chemical substance in the brain called serotonin and helps in regulating mood and treats depression.
Depsol Forte Tablet may cause side effects like weight gain, tiredness, constipation, dry mouth, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms stay for a long time or if they become severe. This medicine may also cause dizziness and blurred vision. Hence do not drive or operate any machine during the treatment. Avoid taking this medicine if you are allergic to it. Depsol Forte Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age.
Depsol Forte Tablet can be taken with or without food. The duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor based on the severity of your condition and other underlying conditions. Take this medicine at the same time every day. Do not skip any dose or discontinue the treatment, as it may cause withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sleep disturbances, irritability, etc.
Depsol Forte Tablet may not be suitable for all people. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes, liver, heart or kidney problem, glaucoma, or a history of seizures before taking this medicine. Close evaluation concerning your current medicines is necessary to avoid any undesired side effects. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are planning a pregnancy consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Major & minor side effects for Depsol Forte Tablet
Decrease in frequency of urination
Rapid weight gain
Yellow colored eyes or skin
Unusual tiredness and weakness
Increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
Nausea or vomiting
Sense of imbalance
Uses of Depsol Forte Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Depression is a serious mood disorder caused by genetic and environmental factors. Symptoms may include anxiety, mood swings, irritability, restlessness, lack of concentration, etc. Depsol Forte Tablet is used to relieve symptoms of depression by maintaining mental stability.
When not to use?
Do not take Depsol Forte Tablet if you are allergic to it. If you notice any symptoms such as a skin rash, itching/swelling anywhere on your body, dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc., seek medical attention immediately.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are a class of medicines used to treat depression. Depsol Forte Tablet is not recommended if you have taken this medicine within the last 14 days due to the increased risk of serious side effects.
Warnings for special population
Depsol Forte Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it is known to cause serious side effects in the foetus. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative with the same therapeutic effect based on your condition.
Depsol Forte Tablet may pass into the breastmilk and hence it is not recommended to be used in breastfeeding. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative with the same therapeutic effect based on your condition.
Use of Depsol Forte Tablet may make you drowsy and affect your ability to perform daily activities. You should avoid doing activities that require mental alertness while using this medicine.
Depsol Forte Tablet should be used with caution due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts. Any unusual symptoms or changes in behaviour should be reported to your doctor immediately. Your doctor may monitor your condition closely while on treatment with this medicine.
Do not stop the use of Depsol Forte Tablet suddenly as it may result in withdrawal symptoms such as nausea and/or vomiting, headache, anxiety, dizziness, sleep disturbances, irritability, etc. Your doctor may adjust the dose of this medicine if required.
Use of Depsol Forte Tablet is not recommended if you are planning to undergo surgery in the near future as it may cause serious side effects.
Depsol Forte Tablet is not recommended in bipolar disorder (a disorder associated with extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression)). Symptoms of mania and depression can worsen upon the usage of this medicine. Consult your doctor and report the incidence of bipolar depression or mania before taking this medicine.
Depsol Forte Tablet may increase your risk of dizziness, sleepiness, or visual disturbances. If you experience such symptoms, avoid driving or operating machines.
If you forget to take a dose of Depsol Forte Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to compensate for a missed one.
Never take more than the prescribed dose. Overdose of this medicine may cause serious undesirable effects. Contact your doctor in case of an overdose with Depsol Forte Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Depsol Forte Tablet due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty in concentration, etc.
Interaction with Medicine
Azole antifungal agents
Depsol Forte Tablet should be used with caution if you have any heart problems like heart failure (a condition in which your heart does not pump blood as well as it should), heart block (when the electrical signal that controls your heartbeat is partially or completely blocked) etc. A fall in blood pressure, changes in pulse, dizziness should be reported to the doctor on priority. It is not recommended for use if you have had a heart attack recently.
Seizure (fits) is a condition in which there is a disturbed nerve cell activity in the brain resulting in abnormal behaviour and loss of consciousness. Depsol Forte Tablet may worsen your condition if you have a history of seizures and should be used with caution.
Depsol Forte Tablet should be used with caution if you have pre-existing liver problems due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Your doctor may monitor your liver function if required based on your condition.
Depsol Forte Tablet should be used with caution if you have damaged kidneys due to an increased risk of worsening the condition. Your doctor may monitor your kidney function closely if required based on your clinical condition.
Depsol Forte Tablet should be used with caution in obesity because of the increased risk of central nervous system disorders. Your doctor may prescribe an appropriate dose based on your clinical condition.
Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve (the nerve connecting the eye to the brain) is damaged, usually due to high pressure inside the eyeballs. Depsol Forte Tablet should be avoided if you have glaucoma due to the increased risk of worsening your condition.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Depsol Forte Tablet with or without food. Do not take more or less than the prescribed dose. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor as it may result in withdrawal symptoms.
Depsol Forte Tablet may increase your risk of suicidal thoughts. Consult your doctor if you experience any changes in mood or behaviour.
Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Depsol Forte Tablet, as it may cause severe drowsiness and dizziness.
Do not drive or operate a machine if you experience any symptoms that may affect your alertness after taking Depsol Forte Tablet.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have medical conditions like glaucoma, liver, kidney, or heart problems before taking this medicine.
Keep the medicine out of reach of children. Do not use it after the expiry date. Any unused medication should be discarded properly.