Duo-Vil 2-25 (Oral)


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Duo-Vil 2-25 (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Duo-Vil 2-25 (Oral)

Duo-Vil 2-25 (Oral) Medication Classification

PERPHENAZINE/AMITRIPTYLINE (By mouth)

Duo-Vil 2-25 (Oral) Brandname

Duo-Vil 2-25, Duo-Vil 2-10

Duo-Vil 2-25 (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Amitriptyline (a-mee-TRIP-ti-leen), Perphenazine (per-FEN-a-zeen) Treats anxiety and depression.

When To Not Use Duo-Vil 2-25 (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to perphenazine, Compazine®, Mellaril®, amitriptyline (Elavil®), or other antidepressants. This medicine should not be taken with monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®).

How Should You Use Duo-Vil 2-25 (Oral)

Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
  • You may take your tablets with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time (within 2 hours) for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular dosing schedule.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Duo-Vil 2-25 (Oral) Storage

Store Duo-Vil 2-25 (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Duo-Vil 2-25 (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Duo-Vil 2-25 (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking drugs that can make you sleepy such as cold or allergy medicine, sedative, or pain killers.

Duo-Vil 2-25 (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you have heart disease, liver disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, or any other medical problem.
  • While taking this medicine, avoid becoming overheated during exercise and hot weather; it can result in heat stroke. Don't stay out in the sun too long.
  • This medicine may cause drowsiness. Be careful when driving a car or operating heavy machines.
  • There is a risk of side effects that include muscle spasms, twitching in the face and body, and uncontrolled tongue or jaw movement. Talk to your doctor about this risk.
  • If you have been taking this medicine for a long time or in large doses, ask your doctor before you stop taking the medicine. You may need to take less and less before stopping completely.

Duo-Vil 2-25 (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Uncontrollable movement of the tongue, cheeks, jaw, or arms
  • Seizures
  • Fever, severe muscle stiffness
  • Skin rash, itching, swelling
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dizziness or drowsiness
  • Dry mouth, stuffy nose
  • Difficulty having sex
  • Constipation