Table of Contents
- 1 What is Tryptomer?
- 2 Uses of Tryptomer
- 3 How does Tryptomer work?
- 4 How to take Tryptomer?
- 5 Common Dosage for Tryptomer
- 6 When to Avoid Tryptomer?
- 7 Precautions While Taking Tryptomer
- 8 Side-Effects of Tryptomer
- 9 Drug Interactions to be Careful About
- 10 Buyer’s Guide – Tryptomer Composition, Variant and Price
- 11 Substitutes of Tryptomer
- 12 FAQs – 10 Questions Answered about Tryptomer
- 13 Authored By –
What is Tryptomer?
Used mainly to prevent or treat conditions like depression, migraine and wed wetting in children. Postural hypotension and difficulty in urination are the major side effects. It should be totally avoided in cases of glaucoma, epilepsy and allergic reactions
Tryptomer Composition: Amitriptyline 10 mg
Manufactured By: Wockhardt.
Prescription: Required as it comes under schedule ‘H’
Price: Rs. 72.29 for 30 tablets.
Expiry/Shelf Life: 24 months from the date of manufacturing
Type of Drug: Antidepressant
Uses of Tryptomer
Tryptomer serves a great purpose in the prevention or treatment of following conditions:
- Bed wetting: Used in cases of children to treat and manage bed wetting habit (Nocturnal Enuresis).
- Depression: Used in cases of patients with depression and treats signs of depression like low mood, loss of interest, insomnia, etc.
- Migraine: Used in cases of patients with migraine as a prophylactic measure as it prevents the onset of migraine.
- Bulimia Nervosa: Used in cases of bulimia nervosa where patients induce vomiting after eating to avoid weight gain.
- Neuropathic Pain: Used in cases of patients with damaged nervous system leading to neuropathic pain.
How does Tryptomer work?
- Tryptomer contains Amitriptyline as its active ingredient.
- Amitriptyline works by increasing the level of chemical messengers that helps to regulate the mood and treats depression and anxiety.
How to take Tryptomer?
- Tryptomer is present in the form of tablets.
- The tryptomer tablet can be taken by mouth with a glass of water with or without food as food has no effect on its absorption.
- The tryptomer tablet should never be chewed or crushed. It should be swallowed as a whole.
- The tryptomer tablet should be taken with an equal time interval between two doses.
- It is advisable to go through the pack insert properly before consuming the drug to have a better understanding of the drug.
Common Dosage for Tryptomer
- Tryptomer dosage can be decided by the doctor for every individual as per: Age, Weight, Mental status, Allergic history and Health status of the patient.
- The dose of Tryptomer is decided by the doctor depending on the severity of the condition.
- Dose alteration should be avoided without proper medical consultation.
- It is not advisable to administer the drug to pediatric population without proper consultation.
Q. What happens if I overdose on Tryptomer?
Overdose of Tryptomer can cause serious undesirable effects like confusion, drowsiness, and hallucinations and can lead to complications in some cases.
Q. What happens if I miss a dose of Tryptomer?
The dose prescribed by the doctor should never be missed and if missed, it should be consumed always as soon as you remember it. But, avoid taking a double dose if it’s already time for the second dose after that as it may lead to an overdose of the drug
Q. What happens if I eat expired Tryptomer?
Expired Tryptomer might not exhibit effects or any undesirable effects. However, one should abstain from consuming the expired drug.
Q. Onset time of Tryptomer and till when does the effect of Tryptomer stays?
- The effects of Tryptomer can be seen within 2-3 weeks of starting the drug.
- The average duration of action of Tryptomer can last up to 6 weeks of starting the drug.
- Although, the time taken by the drug to show its effect may vary with every individual patient.
When to Avoid Tryptomer?
Do not Consume Tryptomer if:
- Myocardial Infarction: In cases of patients recovering from myocardial infarction.
- Renal impairment: In cases of patients with kidney (renal) impairment.
- Liver disease: In cases of patient with liver diseases or impairment.
- Allergy: In cases of patient hypersensitive/allergic to the drug or its component.
- Glaucoma: In cases of patients with glaucoma
- Epilepsy: In cases of patients with epilepsy.
Precautions While Taking Tryptomer
- Kidney impairment: Dose alteration may be required by the physician in patients with kidney impairments.
- Caution: Tryptomer should not be used concomitantly with monoamine oxidase inhibitor.
- Pregnancy: Avoid the use of Tryptomer in pregnant women as it is not considered safe.
Warnings When Taking Tryptomer
- There should be the equally spaced time interval between two doses.
- Sudden withdrawal of the drug should be avoided; instead, the dose should be tapered before the complete withdrawal.
- The drug must be used with caution in patients with liver and renal impairment
Side-Effects of Tryptomer
The side effects associated with Tryptomer are:
- Weight gain (common)
- Swelling (less common)
- Difficulty in urination (common)
- Postural Hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing) (common)
- Chest pain (less common)
- Sleepiness (common)
- Nausea and vomiting (common)
- Blurred vision (common)
- Increased heart rate (common)
- Dryness in mouth (common)
- Constipation (common)
Are There Any Reported Allergic Reactions to Tryptomer?
- In case of any allergic signs like
- Breathing difficulty (less common)
- Swelling of face, lips (less common)
- Immediate medical help should be taken in case of any above signs appear.
What are the effects of Tryptomer on organs?
Tryptomer should used with caution in patients with liver and kidney impairment as it can affect the liver and kidneys. Dose modification is required in such cases.
Drug Interactions to be Careful About
It is always advisable to be careful of a certain drug to drug or drug to food interactions when consuming Tryptomer. Always be aware of the food items, other drugs or lab tests while consuming Tryptomer. We explore these n details below.
1. Food Interactions with Tryptomer
No food item is to be avoided.
2. Medicines Interactions with Tryptomer
All the potential drug interactions might not be listed here. It is always advisable that the patient must inform the physician about of all the drugs/products you use. You must notify the doctor about the herbal products that you are currently consuming. You should never alter the drug regimen without your doctor’s approval.
The common drug interactions have been noticed with the following drugs:
- Cisapride (moderate)
- Clozapine (mild)
- Fluoxetine (moderate)
- Linezolid (mild)
- Ondansetron (moderate)
- Selegiline (moderate)
- Phenylephrine (mild)
3. Effects of Tryptomer on Lab Tests
Tryptomer does not affect any laboratory tests as such.
4. Tryptomer’s interactions with Pre-existing Conditions/Diseases
Q. Can I have Tryptomer with alcohol?
No, consuming alcohol with Tryptomer may cause drowsiness. The doctor should always be consulted before taking alcohol with Tryptomer.
Q. Any particular food item to be avoided?
No food items are to be avoided.
Q. Can I have Tryptomer when pregnant?
Tryptomer should not be consumed during pregnancy as it is not safe for the developing foetus. The doctor should always be informed if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.
Q. Can I have Tryptomer when feeding a baby?
No, lactating mothers should not consume Tryptomer unless absolutely necessary. Therefore, the doctor should always be informed
Q. Can I drive after taking Tryptomer?
Tryptomer can cause drowsiness or sleepiness. Therefore, one should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if drowsiness or dizziness occurs after taking Tryptomer
Buyer’s Guide – Tryptomer Composition, Variant and Price
|Tryptomer Variants||Tryptomer Composition||Tryptomer Price|
|Tryptomer 25mg Tablet||Amitriptyline 25mg||Rs. 71.23 for 30 Tablets.|
|Tryptomer 75mg Tablet||Amitriptyline 75mg||Rs. 58.97 for 10 tablets|
|Tryptomer 50mg Tablet||Amitriptyline 50mg||Rs. 91.56 for 15 Tablets|
|Tryptomer 25mg Tablet||Amitriptyline 25mg||Rs. 154.00 for 10 tablets|
|Tryptomer G 100mg Tablet||Amitriptyline 10mg + Gabapentin 100mg||Rs. 90.00 for 10 Tablets|
|Tryptomer G 300mg Tablet||Amitriptyline 10mg + Gabapentin 300mg||Rs. 224.90 for 10 Tablets|
Substitutes of Tryptomer
The following are alternative drugs for Tryptomer:
- Amitril 10mg Tablet:
- Manufactured by – Sigmund Promedica.
- Price – Rs. 17.25
- Amitrip 10mg Tablet:
- Manufactured by – East West Pharma
- Price – Rs. 16.77
- Amitop 10mg Tablet:
- Manufactured by – Tas Med India Pvt Ltd
- Price – Rs. 16.27
- Amsha 10mg Tablet:
- Manufactured by – Suraksha Pharma
- Price – Rs. 18
Storage requirements for Tryptomer
- Store the Tryptomer tablet at a dry, moisture free place away from direct heat or sunlight at room temperature.
- Keep it at a place away from children’s reach.
FAQs – 10 Questions Answered about Tryptomer
Q. What is Tryptomer?
Ans. Tryptomer is a single component drug that contains Amitriptyline as its main active ingredient. It is being used in cases of liver and kidney disease.
Q. How effective it is/ How long does it take for Tryptomer to show results?
Ans. The effect of Tryptomer depends on the condition being treated.
Q. Should Tryptomer be taken on an empty stomach?
Ans. Tryptomer should not be taken empty stomach.
Q. Does Tryptomer make you drowsy?
Ans. Yes, Tryptomer does cause drowsiness/sleepiness but it varies with every individual.
Q. What should be the time gap between the consumption of 2 Tryptomer doses?
Ans. The ideal time gap of 4-6 hours should be there between two doses.
Q. Should I complete the whole cycle of the medicine even if cured?
Ans. Tryptomer should be consumed as prescribed by the doctor and in case of any severity of symptoms, immediate medical help or consultation should be taken and the doctor should be the one to decide when and how to stop the cycle of Tryptomer.
Q. Does Tryptomer effect my menstrual cycle?
Ans. No, it generally doesn’t affect the menstrual cycle but one should always consult the doctor in case of pre-existing menstrual problems before consuming the drug
Q. Is Tryptomer safe for children?
Ans. Tryptomer is not to be administered in children without proper consultation and recommendation by the Paediatrician.
Q. Are there any symptoms that I should consider before taking Tryptomer?
Ans. Any kidney disease or allergic reactions are to be taken into consideration before taking Tryptomer.
Q. Is Tryptomer legal in India?
Ans. Yes, it is legal in India.
Disclaimer – The information provided above is to the best of our research and knowledge. However, you are recommended to consult a physician before consuming the drug.
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