Q: Is it okay to take Reslin 50 mg just to help me sleep at night? I don't have depression. And if I take it, do I have to take it every night?
A: Reslin is an antidepressant medication that affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression. It is primarily used to treat depression. However, medications are often prescribed for uses that are not specifically listed in the prescribing information or patient leaflets. These uses are often referred to as "off-label," "un-labeled," or "unapproved" uses. Reslin is used off-label for the treatment of insomnia because drowsiness can be a common side effect of this medication. Other common side effects include headache, constipation, and blurred vision. Medications are typically used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. Long-term use of sleep medications can lead to dependence, meaning that the medication becomes necessary in order to get to sleep. To prevent this, your doctor can recommend sleep habits and strategies to help you get sleep without medication. Follow your doctor's instructions and the directions on your prescription label. If you have questions or concerns about these instructions, consult your doctor or local pharmacist for help. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or local pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Sarah Lewis, PharmD
Q: Is Reslin a narcotic drug?
A: Reslin (Desyrel) is a drug that belongs to the phenylpiperazine class. Reslin has antidepressant, anxiolytic, and hypnotic effects. The most common adverse reactions encountered include drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, headache and dry mouth. Reslin is not categorized as a narcotic medication. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Shereen Gharbia, PharmD
Breastfeeding and Reslin
If your doctor or health visitor says your baby is healthy, Reslin can be used during breastfeeding.
Reslin passes into breast milk in very small amounts, and hasn't been linked with any side effects.
It's important to continue taking Reslin to keep you well. Breastfeeding will also benefit both you and your baby.
If you notice that your baby isn't feeding as well as usual, seems unusually sleepy, or you have any other concerns about your baby, talk to your health visitor or doctor as soon as possible.
Q: Can Reslin cause leg cramps?
A: According to the prescribing information, leg cramps was not a reported side effect associated with treatment with Reslin. If you have been experiencing leg cramps, consult with your health care provider for proper evaluation, diagnosis of the underlying cause, and possible treatment options. Reslin (Desyrel) is an antidepressant that is used to treat depression. Some of the side effects associated with Reslin are somnolence, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, low blood pressure, joint pain, nasal congestion, and weight changes. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with Reslin. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Megan Uehara, PharmD
Q: I'm having fainting spells. Can it be the Reslin I'm taking?
A: Reslin is a medication used to treat depression, insomnia, mood disorders, or anxiety. The most common side effects of Reslin are headache, nausea, stomach upset, fatigue, nightmares, and changes in appetite. The serious side effects listed in the prescribing information for Reslin include loss of consciousness, fainting, dizziness, or lightheadedness. You should report any of these side effects with your physician. For more information on Reslin, go to //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Reslin. Lori Poulin, PharmD
Rated Reslin (Oleptro) for Insomnia Report
Was given this for insomnia. terrible experience. Lay semi-awake all night long, don't think I actually slept. "woke up" extremely groggy. Decided to give it another try a week later - took it and MY FEET started to get really hot. Really, really troublesome, no idea what that even means. but it happened. Did something to my blood apparently? Threw the bottle in the trash immediately. NEVER AGAIN.
What are the side effects of Reslin?
The most common side effects associated with Reslin are:
Priapism, (including clitoral priapism in women) a painful condition in which the penis (or clitoris) remains in an erect position for a prolonged period has been reported in people taking Reslin. Priapism occasionally results in permanent impairment of erectile function or impotence. Patients should be warned of the possibility of priapism and told to discontinue the drug at once and consult with their doctor if this reaction occurs.
Reslin may affect ejaculation, orgasm, and libido.
Antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in short-term studies in children and adolescents with depression and other psychiatric disorders. Anyone considering the use of Reslin or any other antidepressant in a child or adolescent must balance this risk with the clinical need. Patients who are started on therapy should be closely observed for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior.
Q: I take Reslin. Should I expect it to make me gain weight or have any sexual side changes?
A: Weight changes (gain or loss) are listed among common reactions to Reslin. Sexual side effects are not listed as common. However, side effects are patient specific. If you're concerned about Reslin and any side effects you're experiencing, talk to your doctor.
Reslin oral tablet can interact with several other medications. Different interactions can cause different effects. For instance, some can interfere with how well a drug works, while others can cause increased side effects.
Below is a list of medications that can interact with Reslin. This list does not contain all drugs that may interact with Reslin.
Before taking Reslin, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all prescription, over-the-counter, and other drugs you take. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbs, and supplements you use. Sharing this information can help you avoid potential interactions.
If you have questions about drug interactions that may affect you, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
1. About Reslin
Reslin is an antidepressant medicine that works to balance chemicals in the brain.
It's used to treat depression, anxiety, or a combination of depression and anxiety.
It can help if you're having problems like low mood, poor sleep and poor concentration.
Reslin comes as tablets, capsules and liquid. It's only available on prescription.
What is Reslin?
Reslin is an antidepressant that belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression.
Reslin is used to treat major depressive disorder. It may help to improve your mood, appetite, and energy level as well as decrease anxiety and insomnia related to depression.
Reslin works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural chemical (serotonin) in the brain.
Using Reslin for sleep
Using Reslin for sleep is far from recommended. Reslin carries a number of health risks and can cause a whole range of side effects like any anti-depressant. For example, Reslin can cause weight gain, sexual side effects, an irregular heartbeat, seizures and even death. Reslin isn't designed to be used as a sleep aid--it's only been approved as an anti-depressant because of these enormous risks.
Reslin is one of the most dangerous solutions people turn to when they find themselves suffering from insomnia night after night. This anti-depressant should be avoided at all costs, however, when used as a sleep aid because of the risk of dependency as well. Using Reslin for sleep often leads to dependency and withdraw, which can trigger terrible rebound insomnia. This withdraw also carries its own side effects and health risks, such as tremors, anxiety, headaches, and more. Sleep aids should never have such severe side effects or risks.
Reslin hasn't been properly tested with recreational drugs.
Talk to your doctor if you think you might use recreational drugs while taking Reslin.