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Is Trika an antidepressant pill or a sleeping pill?

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Posted on Tue, 2 Jun 2015
Question: DEAR SIR
MY MOTHER HAS HYPER TENSION AND SHE TAKES BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINE LIKE LIPRILL AND MET STAMILO, NOW OUR FAMILY DOCTOR HAD SUGGESTED THAT IF U CANT SLEEP PROPERLY U CAN TAKE TRIKA 0.5 AT NIGHT
NOW THE PROBLEM IS MY MOTHER HAS BEEN RECENTLY ADMITED TO A HOSPITAL AS SHE HAD BACK PROBLEM AND IN PAST HISTORY WHILE ADMITTING DOCTOR ASKED MY MOTHER WHAT MEDICINES I TAKE SO SHE TOLD LIPRILL, METSTAMILO AND TRIKA
SO ON BASIS OF IT MY MEDICLAIM HAS BEED REJECTED BCOS MEDICLAIM PEOPLE SAY THAT MY MoTHER HAS DEPPRESICE DISORDER, BUT WHEN I ARRUGUED WITH THEM THAT MY MOTHER DOESNT HAVE SUCH PROBLEM THE TOLD THAT YOUR MOTHE TAKES TRIKA 0.5
NOW I WANT TO KNOW IF TRIKA 0.5 IS A DEPPRETION MEDICINE WHY MY PHYSICIAN PRESCRIBED IT AS A SLEEPINP PILL
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
The admitting doctor can be able to help you...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Trika contains alprazolam which is a benzodiazepine. It is used in the treatment of sleep disorder (insomnia), anxiety as well as some depressive patients.

I am not very sure about the clauses of mediclaim insurances. However I do know that the admitting doctor can provide you a written script that she has no depression and that her current presenting symptoms has nothing to do with depression or her sleeplessless. I think you will be able to get mediclaim approval with a valid admitting doctor's letter.

Instead of you fighting with insurance authorities, I will suggest you to get back to the admitting doctor. He/she should be able to help you out.

Hope this helps you. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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Brief Answer: The admitting doctor can be able to help you... Detailed Answer: Hi, Trika contains alprazolam which is a benzodiazepine. It is used in the treatment of sleep disorder (insomnia), anxiety as well as some depressive patients. I am not very sure about the clauses of mediclaim insurances. However I do know that the admitting doctor can provide you a written script that she has no depression and that her current presenting symptoms has nothing to do with depression or her sleeplessless. I think you will be able to get mediclaim approval with a valid admitting doctor's letter. Instead of you fighting with insurance authorities, I will suggest you to get back to the admitting doctor. He/she should be able to help you out. Hope this helps you. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards