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Citanew tablet contains 5mg Escitalopram in it which is a SSRI that helps in increasing serotonin levels (natural substance) in the brain. This helps in treating anxiety & depression disorders. It is indicated in generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (fear of places), social anxiety disorder, and in OCD in adults and children (above 12 years). Its course of therapy differs in different depressive and anxiety conditions.
How long is escitalopram treatment required to produce its effect?
Symptoms of condition start improving in a week or two, however, it takes 4 to 6 weeks of therapy before you see its full benefits
What are common side effects of escitalopram?
They include dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, sweating, insomnia, dry mouth, loss of appetite and decreased sex drive
How does escitalopram work in brain?
It basically influences the availability of serotonin neurotransmitter in brain and produces major changes in connectivity b/w functional networks
What will happen if I miss escitalopram doses?
If you miss doses, then it might risk in relapsing of your disorder symptoms. Also stopping it abruptly causes withdrawal symptoms like irritability, nightmares, vomiting/nausea, headache and paresthesia’s (tingling sensation on skin)
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