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Have sleeplessness and taking Placida. Will it cure? Side effects?

I have been prescribed placida by mankind for 1 month 1 morning and night for sleeplessness . i think im fairly normal and not depressed and just hyper person with an active mind therfore difficulty in sleeping. is this safe to take for 1 month and will i be able to stop it without getting addicted and will it cure my sleeplesness.i also have read it has a lot of side effects will that be true for 1 month use? thanks for your help!
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Placida is actually a combination medication which contains Flupentixol (an anti-psychotic) and Melitracen (an anti-depressant), but this combination works well as an anti-anxiety agent. Now, regarding the treatment of sleeplessness (called insomnia), the first step in management is a detailed assessment to establish the probable cause.

So, I think it is important to have a detailed evaluation to find out the likely cause so that treatment is then targetted according to the cause. I think that Placida is a good option since it does not have an addiction potential and can be stopped without much problems after some time. Like any medication, it can also have some side effects, but they are usually mild and seen only in a very small proportion of people taking the meication.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Hemanth Kumar B G's  Response
hi Vidisha, there could be so many causes for the sleep disturbances like exams, stress, workload or even a relationsl problem. if you have any of those its advisable to discuss a Psychiatrist in detail about those. if only sleep is the problem then there are better drugs like non-benzodiazepine sedatives which you can take for few days like 10-15 days and stop.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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  Anonymous's Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

This is not generally prescribed for simple sleeplessness.
An underlying issue is possibly the suspected diagnosis - it has to be discussed with a Psychiatrist.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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