Drug Class: What is Desyrel and why is it prescribed?
Desyrel Mechanism: How does Desyrel work?
Desyrel Dosage: How should you take Desyrel
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Desyrel
Special information on Desyrel
Desyrel side effects
|Drug Class: What is Desyrel and why is it prescribed?|
|Generic Desyrel is an antidepressant, a medicine that helps to lift mental depression. Generic Desyrel can help patients whose depression has not responded to other medications, or who have experienced limiting side effects with other antidepressants. Generic Desyrel may also be used to treat other conditions such as problems sleeping, anxiety, and panic attacks.|
|Desyrel Mechanism: How does Desyrel work?|
|Generic Desyrel belongs to a class of medications similar to the tricyclic anti-depressants (TCAs).
When depression occurs, there may be a decreased amount of the chemicals noradrenaline and serotonin released from nerve cells in the brain. When these chemicals are released from nerve cells they act to lighten mood. When they are reabsorbed into the nerve cells, they no longer have an effect on mood.
Generic Desyrel works by preventing this re-absorption of serotonin back into the nerve cells.
Generic Desyrel may also act to mimic the mood-lightening effect of released serotonin and enhance a very small degree of noradrenaline release from nerve cells in the brain. Therefore, Generic Desyrel helps enhance and prolong the mood-lightening effect of any released noradrenaline and serotonin. This helps relieve depression.
Generic Desyrel also acts to relieve anxiety and is therefore useful in the treatment of depression that is accompanied by anxiety.
Generic Desyrel may also be used in the long-term treatment of anxiety disorders where other medication is considered inappropriate.
|Desyrel Dosage: How should you take Desyrel|
|Take Generic Desyrel shortly after a meal or light snack. You may be more apt to feel dizzy or light-headed if you take Generic Desyrel before you have eaten.
If you miss a Generic Desyrel dose
Generic Desyrel Overdose
Symptoms of Generic Desyrel overdose include
Generic Desyrel Storage instructions
Generic Desyrel Preparations:
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Desyrel|
|Generic Desyrel may intensify the effects of alcohol. Do not drink alcohol while taking Generic Desyrel.
If Generic Desyrel is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Generic Desyrel with the following:
Treatment with Generic Desyrel should not be started until 2 weeks after stopping a MAOI. Conversely, a MAOI should not be started until one week after Generic Desyrel has been stopped.
|Special information on Desyrel|
|Most Important Fact about Generic Desyrel
Generic Desyrel may take 2 to 4 weeks to be effective. Generic Desyrel does not provide immediate relief. Do not stop taking Generic Desyrel without consulting with your medical practitioner.
Generic Desyrel precautions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
There is no information available regarding the safety of Generic Desyrel during breastfeeding.
Special warnings about Generic Desyrel
Generic Desyrel may reduce your ability to drive or operate machinery safely. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Generic Desyrel affects you and you are sure it won\'t affect your performance.
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Generic Desyrel may cause low blood sodium levels (hyponatraemia), which can result in drowsiness, confusion, muscle twitching or convulsions. Consult your doctor if you develop any of these symptoms while taking Generic Desyrel.
Visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You may have to take Generic Desyrel for two weeks or more before you feel better. If you have been taking Generic Desyrel for some time, do not suddenly stop taking it. Your prescriber or health care professional may want you to gradually reduce the dose; ask for advice.
You may get drowsy, dizzy or have blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how Generic Desyrel affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may increase dizziness or drowsiness; avoid alcoholic drinks.
Generic Desyrel can make your mouth dry. Chewing sugarless gum, sucking hard candy and drinking plenty of water will help.
Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds, or allergies without asking your prescriber or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients may increase possible side effects.
If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Generic Desyrel.
|Desyrel side effects|
|Why Generic Desyrel should not be prescribed?
Generic Desyrel should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Generic Desyrel and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Possible Generic Desyrel Side effects
Less common side effects of Generic Desyrel may include:
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