Resp. Dr., My father is suffering from Anxiety,OCD & Mood Disorder,Reactive Depression SAD etc. as Diagnosed by different Psychiatrists since last 30 yrs. His Thyroid fuctions were normal & Non-epileptic also before he was prescribed s

Question (Posted on :  19 Mar 2010 )


Resp. Dr., My father is suffering from Anxiety,OCD Mood Disorder,Reactive Depression SAD etc. as Diagnosed by different Psychiatrists since last 30 yrs. His Thyroid fuctions were normal Non-epileptic also before he was prescribed since last yr. by Psychiatrist as:- ELTROXIN100 mug empty stomach Valprol 500CR b.id. Fludac 20mg. (Now withdrawn) Petril 1mg. at night HS. Though Mental condition improves But again worsen on any small stress event.He is of superstitous suspicious nature. NOW,He is suffering perhaps as side effects from stomach pain, Indigestion, Low back Pain (Osteoprosis now diagnosed) Thyroid fuctions still NORMAL. 1) How to manage Side-effects ? What tests should be done monitored with above medicines ? 2) which medicine can be Reduced or stopped to avoid complication and to see whether now he can manage without medicines ?

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 21 Mar 2010 )


He is getting two types of psychiatric medications Fludac (Fluoxetine) and Petril (clonazepam). They have two different types of benefits and have to be used together. Unfortunately there are no means to detect or manage the side effects. The stomach pain could be due to acidity which is common with most of the drugs - he may need antacids to prevent this problem.




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