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Drug information on ESCEPAM-FL 5 TABLET (Escitalopram) from Carise Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

ESCEPAM-FL 5

  Tablet
Carise Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Generic : Escitalopram
 80.00
10mg + 0.5mg
10
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc Biotechnology | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which ESCEPAM-FL 5 TABLET may be prescribed


Side effects of ESCEPAM-FL 5 TABLET

  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, diarrhea, increased appetite, taste disturbances.

  Central Nervous System: Sleeplessness, fatigue, drowsiness, unusual excitement, confusion.

  Heart: Fast or irregular heartbeat, postural hypotension.

  Genitourinary: Impotence, ejaculation disorder.

  Eye and ENT: Inflammation of the Para nasal sinuses, seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist (hallucinating).

  Miscellaneous: Increased sweating, weight gain, fever, and severe muscle stiffness.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Oral- DepressionObsessive compulsive disorder(persistent obsessions or compulsions), AnxietyPanic disorder(significant behavioral change)- Adult: 10 mg once daily, increased if necessary. Max: 20 mg daily. Elderly: Half the adult dose. Liver impairment: Dosage adjustments may be required.

How to use ESCEPAM-FL 5 TABLET?

It comes as a tablet and a solution (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food.

When is ESCEPAM-FL 5 TABLET not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Concomitant use with or within 2 weeks of MAOI (Monoamine oxidase inhibitors) withdrawal along with pimozide, hypersensitivity to escitalopram or citalopram.

Warnings and Precautions for ESCEPAM-FL 5 TABLET

Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medication.

• It may increase risk of suicidal thoughts or action in children, teenagers, and young adults. So closely watch patients who are taking this medication.

• Escitalopram and a medicine called citalopram have the same active ingredient. Do not take Escitalopram if you are also taking citalopram.

• Use this medication with caution in elderly; children, pregnancy and breast feeding patients.

Patient may develop with increased risk of Serotonin Syndrome with the following symptoms: restlessness, diarrhea, fast heart beat, incoordination, nausea, vomiting. If it is so consult with your healthcare provider.

Other Precautions for ESCEPAM-FL 5 TABLET

Do not stop the medication suddenly; withdraw gradually.

Storage Conditions for ESCEPAM-FL 5 TABLET

Oral: Store at 25°C. Store it in air tight container and keep away from children.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA



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