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LAROXYL 10 mg dragee For oral administration.
10 mg Amitriptyline
Core: Lactose, Corn starch, Povidone, Talc, Magnesium stearate
Coating: Sugar, gum arabic, Talc, Rice starch, Titanium dioxide (E171), Iron oxide red (E 172), Ethyl cellulose, Polyethylene glycol 6000, Carboxymethylcellulose sodium, Glycerol triacetate, Methacrylic acid copolymer, Solid paraffin, Liquid paraffin
What isLAROXYL and what is it used for?
LAROXYL is a drug that contains an active substance called amitriptyline. Each dragee contains 10 mg of amitriptyline. Dragees are pastel red in color and odorless.
LAROXYL is available in white opaque bottle packages containing 30 dragees.
LAROXYL belongs to a group of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants. These drugs improve the symptoms of depression by changing the level of chemical substances in the brain.
LAROXYL is used in the treatment of the following conditions;
• In the treatment of depression symptoms
LAROXYL is used in the relief of symptoms of depression, especially in the treatment of endogenous depression.
3. How to useLAROXYL?
Instructions for proper use and dose / frequency of administration
Always take LAROXYL exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Unless otherwise recommended by the doctor;
The recommended starting dose is one dragee LAROXYL (10 mg or 25 mg) three times a day. If necessary, the dose may be gradually increased until the desired therapeutic response is achieved.
The maintenance dose is usually 2-4 coated tablets LAROXYL (25 mg) per day. The amount to be administered in maintenance therapy can be given in a single dose, preferably in the evening or just before going to bed. In rare cases, the daily dose may need to exceed 150 mg; however, it is sometimes necessary to increase the dose up to 300 mg in hospitalized patients.
Application route and method
Take your medicine by mouth. Swallow the dragees with a glass of water.
Different age groups
Use in children
Use in the elderly
is not recommended.
Use in the elderly
LAROXYL should always be initiated at lower doses in elderly patients. The recommended starting dose in elderly patients and in cases of mild depression is 10 mg three times a day. A maintenance dose of 50 mg per day may be sufficient for these patients. For maintenance therapy, the total dose may be given at once and preferably in the evening or just before bedtime. Liver failure: If you have severe liver failure problem, do not use LAROXYL.
Kidney failure: If you have chronic kidney disease, your doctor may change the dose of your medication.
If you have an impression that the effect of LAROXYL is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you use more LAROXYL than you should
Symptoms of overdose include irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, dilated pupils, dizziness, drop in body temperature, seizures, coma, agitation, muscle stiffness, nausea and fever. Overdose-related effects are likely to be more severe, especially when taken with alcohol.
If you have used more than you should use from LAR () XYL, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.
If you forgot to use LAROXYL
Take LAROXYL as soon as you remember you forgot to use your medicine and continue to use the medicine at the time of your next dose.
Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten doses.
Effects that may occur when treatment with LAROXYL is discontinued
It should be kept in mind that there is a possibility of suicide in depressed patients and patients should be carefully observed, especially in the early stages of treatment. Withdrawal symptoms are known to occur when LAROXYL is stopped abruptly. Therefore, after prolonged use. Especially if LAROXYL is given in high doses, it should be tapered slowly. However, if you want to stop treatment early, talk to your doctor. Symptoms (signs) of nausea, weakness, headache, dream and sleep disturbance, irritability and restlessness, mania or hypomania (exaggerated temperament and / or mood elevation) may occur 2-7 days after the drug is discontinued.