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Pracidep S (10 mg) (Escitalopram) Drug Price and Information

Escitalopram (Pracidep S (10 mg)) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class, prescribed for major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, or panic disorder(significant behavioral change). It increases the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.  

Pracidep S (10 mg) - Aarpik Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd.

Pracidep S (10 mg)  Tablet  

Generic : Escitalopram
10 Tablets
Price Updated on August 8, 2019
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Drug information on Pracidep S (10 mg) (Escitalopram) from Aarpik Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd.

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team

Medical condition(s) for which Pracidep S (10 mg) may be prescribed

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.

Side effects of Pracidep S (10 mg)

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.

How to use Pracidep S (10 mg)?

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 Should Pracidep S (10 mg) not 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 Pracidep S (10 mg)

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 Pracidep S (10 mg)

Do not stop the medication suddenly; withdraw gradually.

Storage Conditions for Pracidep S (10 mg)

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

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA

Pracidep S (10 mg)(Escitalopram) : Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What type of drug is Pracidep S (10 mg)?

A: Pracidep S (10 mg) belongs to the class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Pracidep S (10 mg) is approved by the FDA to treat major depressive disorder in adults and adolescents as well as generalized anxiety disorder in adults(1 Trusted Source

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Q: When is the best time to take Pracidep S (10 mg)?

A: Pracidep S (10 mg) is usually taken once a day, with or without food, in the morning or evening. Take it around the same time every day(1 Trusted Source

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Q: What are the symptoms of Pracidep S (10 mg) Discontinuation Syndrome?

A: Mood changes, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, agitation, aggression, mania, confusion, tiredness, headache, sweating, and tingling sensations are some of the symptoms of Pracidep S (10 mg) discontinuation syndrome(2 Trusted Source
Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome

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Q: Does Pracidep S (10 mg) treat obsessive compulsive disorder?

A: Pracidep S (10 mg) is the preferred SSRI in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)(3 Trusted Source
An emerging role for escitalopram in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

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Q: How long does it take for Pracidep S (10 mg) to work?

A: It may take up to four weeks for you to notice the full effects of Pracidep S (10 mg). Even if you are feeling well, continue to take Pracidep S (10 mg). Do not discontinue Pracidep S (10 mg) without first consulting your doctor(1 Trusted Source

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  • 1. Escitalopram - (https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a603005.html )
  • 2. Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5449237/ )
  • 3. An emerging role for escitalopram in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2655080/)
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