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  • Depression, also known as major depressive disorder, is a very serious and severe mental health illness that has a negative impact on how you think, feel, and act, leading to a loss of motivation and a chronic sad mood. Suicide attempts are possible as a result of this. Escitalopram is a medicine used to treat depression.

A generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by a persistent fear that interferes with daily life. Escitalopram is a medicine used to treat generalized anxiety disorder.

Contradications

  • Escitalopram is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to Escitalopram or other components present in this medicine.
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are a type of medicine used to treat depression. Escitalopram should not be used in conjunction with Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) since it increases the danger of serotonin syndrome (increased serotonin level in the body).

Side effects

The side effects of this medication include sexual dysfunction, anxiety, tremor (shaking), myalgia (pain in muscles), arthralgia (pain in joints), weight gain, abnormal dreams, fatigue (tiredness), GI upset (stomach upset), sweating, nausea, drowsiness, insomnia (inability to sleep), dry mouth, fever, sinus infections, and dizziness.

Expert Advice

  • Take this medication with or without meals.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine while on this medication
  • Contact your doctor immediately if there is an allergic reaction to this medication or any of the side effects appear.
  • Do not stop taking this medication all of a sudden. Consult your doctor before leaving this medication suddenly.

FAQs

What are the uses of Escitalopram?

This medication is used for the treatment of depression.

How to store Escitalopram?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

When should I contact my prescriber?

Contact your prescriber if there is severe headache, nightmares, lack of sleep, irritability, confusion and abdominal disturbances.

What is the dosage in adults?

The dosage in adults is 10mg once daily, increasing maximum to 20mg once daily if required.

Is it recommended in children?

No, this medication is not recommended in children.

Medicines containing escitalopram

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Seradep 10mg

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Citanew 10mg

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Citanew 5mg

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Morcet 20mg

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CITOFAST 10MG

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Ufrim 10mg

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Depsit 10mg

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Prolexa 10mg

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Rs.200

Prolexa 20mg

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Depsit 5mg

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Nodep 5mg

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Nodep 10mg

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Nodep 20mg

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Hapicit-E 10mg

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Rs.250

Neolexa 15mg

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Rs.550

ES-Pramcit 20mg

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Rs.510

Grip 10mg

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Pack size: 1x10's

Rs.190

Grip 10mg

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Pack size: 1x14's

Rs.350

Estar 20mg

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Pack size: 2x7's

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Hapicite-E 20 mg

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Pack size: 1 x 10's

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Seradep 20 mg

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Pack size: 2 x 7's

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Citanew

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Pack size: 15 ml

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Exapro 10 mg

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Pack size: 1 x 14's

Rs.350

Exapro 20 mg

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Pack size: 1 x 14's

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Exapro 5 mg

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Pack size: 2 x 7's

Rs.126

Exapro 5 mg

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Pack size: 1 x 14's

Rs.264.12

Helixa 10 mg

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Esi-Dep 10 mg

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Pack size: 1 x 14's

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Esi-Dep 20 mg

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