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Negative thinking, drowsiness from taking medicine. Flunil 20, desval er 500, zolfresh, qutipin sr 100 prescribed. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-May-2013
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User:i am feeling like bubles in my ear
User:Hi doctor
User:my husband has consultd a doctor regarding his negative thinking
Doctor:Since when are you having this?
Doctor:Let take up both the problems one by one.
Doctor:You mentioned you feel like bubles in your ear. Can you explain about that?
User:my above problem is solved
User:i have consulted a ent
Doctor:It good to know your problem is resolved, can you explain about your husbands problem?
User:physiatrist has suggested some tablets
User:but after taking those tablets he is sleeping continuesly
Doctor:Most psychiatric medicines are known to cause drowsiness.
User:1.flunil-20(M) 2.desval er-500 3.zolfresh-10mg 4.qutipin fr100
Doctor:These effects are usually seen initially.
User:these are the tablets suggested by him
User:what are these tablets mainly used for
User:he is a working profectional
User:he cant sleep continusly
User:it will spoil his work
Doctor:He is on a 3 groups of drugs which act independently
Doctor:to depress his thoughts.
Doctor:All the drug except flunil can cause drowsiness.
Doctor:Since he is on 3 drugs, I can understand the drowsiness he has.
User:he was asked to take flunil in morning and afternoon and rest in the night
Doctor:As I mentioned earlier, the drowsy feeling usually reduces gradually.
Doctor:That's right.
Doctor:As he is on 3 drugs which can cause more drowsiness, this is being transferred during the day time.
User:can he continue with the medication
Doctor:If he is very drowsy and not able to concentrate on his work, we can reduce the dosage or withold one drug and add during the later part of treatment.
Doctor:However these chances can be done only under the supervision of your doctor.
Doctor:So if his work is affected severely and he feels extremely drowsy report back to his doctor to make the necessary changes.
Doctor:These side effects will gradually reduce.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:doctor told to stop flunil
User:and contonue the rest
Doctor:How is he feeling after stopping this medication?
User:he has to try now
User:can u suggest any tablets in place of these which will not create drowsyness
Doctor:Your wife is put on a class of medicines which are known to depress negative thoughts and other behaviour.
Doctor:All the group of drugs which belong to that category have some amount of drowsiness.
Doctor:And like I said earlier, most patients get over this drowsiness gradually with the treatment.
Doctor:Since these are the initial days of your husbands treatment,
Doctor:we can expect the drowsiness.
Doctor:Your doctor is rightly managing him by changing the dose, reducing the medications to suit his needs.
Doctor:If the drowsiness persist despite stopping this flunil, alternate dose or medicine adjustment can be started then.
Doctor:Adding additional supplement instead of flunil or other drugs will not reduce his current problem (drowiness) now.
Doctor:We can only wait and see how he responds and do the dose adjustment as needed.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:I have to close the window as you are not responding.
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