About Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s
Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s belongs to a group of medicines known as ‘Antidepressant’ It is primarily used for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Besides this, it is also used to treat neuropathic pain such as fibromyalgia associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and can be used to treat stress urinary incontinence in women. Depression is a mental illness or disorder characterised by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear that can be mild or severe. Fibromyalgia also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. Urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine. It’s a common problem thought to affect millions of people.
Being an antidepressant, Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s is a serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). It works by enhancing the amount of mood-enhancing chemicals serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain. This action of Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s balance out negative emotions and improves mood, sleep, and make a person to live a better life. In this way, Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s gives relief in depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and many more.
Depending upon the health condition of the patient, the doctor will suggest different dosing strengths of Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s to the patient. This medicine is available in capsule form that needs to be swallowed as a whole without breaking or chewing or opening it. It may take about 4 weeks to see any improvement in the symptoms. A person’s blood pressure needs to be checked more often while taking Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s.
Seek medical attention immediately if you notice any serious allergic reaction such as sore throat, fever, hives, difficult breathing, etc after taking the Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s. Common side effects of the medicine include drowsiness, nausea, constipation, dry mouth, increased sweating, etc. A person taking this drug is not allowed to stop or reduce the dosage even if they start noticing an improvement in their condition without asking their doctor as it may cause unpleasant symptoms including vomiting, agitation, confusion, etc.
One should avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it may increase the risk of liver damage. The use of Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s is not allowed within 5 days before or 14 days if you have used an MAO inhibitor, like methylene blue injection, phenelzine, selegiline, or tranylcypromine. It may result in serious drug interaction. Stay attentive to the mood changes or symptoms and do not drive.
Uses of Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s
Major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, neuropathic pain associated with diabetes, chronic muscle or joint pain, fibromyalgia
Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. This medicine is also used to relieve nerve pain associated with diabetic neuropathy or chronic pain associated with arthritis or back pain. This medicine acts by restoring the balance of serotonin and norepinephrine, a natural chemical present in the brain. In this way, this drug improves mood, appetite, sleep, energy levels in patients and gives a sense of calmness in the body.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s
Along with desired beneficial effects, Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s may cause side effects including drowsiness, fatigue, hypersomnia, insomnia, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, body aches or pain, cough, dry mouth, frequent urination, headache, loss of appetite, muscle aches, sleepiness, sneezing, dizziness, headache, etc. However, some of the side effects do not require any medical help. These side effects will go with time, and it happens initially because the body is adjusting to the new medication and will settle down with time. Seek medical attention immediately if you notice any serious allergic reaction such as sore throat, fever, hives, difficult breathing, etc. after taking the Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s should not be allowed to be used within 5 days before or 14 days after taking an MAO inhibitor such as rasagiline, selegiline, or linezolid as it may result in serious drug interaction. Don’t stop taking Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s without consulting with a doctor as it may cause serious drug with drawl symptoms. At the time of consultation, tell your doctor about heart problems, high blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, slow digestion, and a seizure. You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding with your doctor. Avoid doing any hazardous activity as these medicines cause sleepiness in the body so take rest only.
Drug-drug interaction: Tell all the medications you are taking to your doctor as this medicine may interact with other drugs including antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, ‘blood thinners’ such as warfarin, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, certain quinolone antibiotics as ciprofloxacin, MAO inhibitors such as linezolid, etc.
Drug-food Interaction: Symbal 20 Tablet 10’s may react with alcohol, so one should limit the consumption of it as it may increase the chances of liver disease.
Drug-disease Interaction: Tell your doctor about your past medical history and other ongoing diseases if you have any, as the use of medicine is restricted in some conditions that include: manic-depression, suicidal thoughts, alcoholism, serotonin syndrome, closed-angle glaucoma, high blood pressure, orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure, chronic inflammation of the liver, etc.