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INTRODUCTION

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET contains Escitalopram which belongs to the group of medicines called Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is used to treat depression (major depressive episodes) and anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder).

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver or kidney disease, epilepsy, diabetes, decreased sodium levels in the blood or if you frequently get injuries or bleed easily (history of bleeding issues), are undergoing electroconvulsive therapy, coronary heart disease, recently had a heart attack, low resting or irregular heart rate and glaucoma.

It is not recommended for use in patients born with or have heart problems (such as irregular heart rhythms). Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET. FELIZ S 10MG TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant and breast-feeding women, unless it is clearly advised by the doctor.   

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age) unless advised by the doctor. FELIZ S 10MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above).

Specific serious side effects include thoughts of harming or killing yourself. Consult your physician immediately if you experience any such thoughts.

The most common side effects of taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET are nausea, headache, decrease or increase in appetite, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, dry mouth and weight gain. Consult your physician if any of the side effects worsen.

USES OF FELIZ S 10MG TABLET

Treats,

  • depression (major depressive episodes)
  • anxiety disorder (such as panic disorder with or without agoraphobia)  
  • social anxiety disorder
  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder

HOW FELIZ S 10MG TABLET WORKS

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) acts on the brain's serotonin-system and works by increasing the level of serotonin. Serotonin system's dysfunction is an important factor and is thought to be the rise of disorders like depression and other related diseases.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take FELIZ S 10MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Depending upon your age, body weight and medical condition, your doctor will decide the appropriate dose and duration for you.

SIDE EFFECTS OF FELIZ S 10MG TABLET

COMMON

  • nausea, headache
  • runny or blocked nose (sinusitis)
  • decrease or increase in appetite
  • anxiety, restlessness, strange dreams, difficulty falling asleep, sleepiness, dizziness, yawning, shaking and prickling of the skin
  • diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting and dry mouth
  • increased sweating
  • muscle and joint pain (myalgia and arthralgia)
  • sexual abnormalities such as delay in ejaculation, erection issues, decrease in sexual drive and difficulty achieving orgasm in women.
  • fatigue, fever
  • weight gain

UNCOMMON

  • urticaria (nettle rash), rash, itching (pruritus)
  • grinding teeth, agitation, nervousness, panic attacks and confusion
  • sleep disturbances, taste disturbances and syncope (fainting)
  • mydriasis (enlargement of the pupils), visual disturbances and ringing in the ears (tinnitus),
  • hair loss
  • irregular periods, heavy menstrual bleeding
  • decrease in weight
  • rapid heartbeat
  • swelling of the arms or legs
  • nosebleeds

RARE

  • hallucinations, aggression and depersonalisation (a loss of personal identity)
  • slow heartbeat

Stop taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET and contact your physician immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) such as swelling of skin, tongue, lips, pharynx or face, hives or have difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • unusual bleeding such as gastrointestinal bleeding
  • serotonin syndrome is a rare condition that can include high fever, agitation, confusion, shivering and sudden muscle contractions
  • symptoms like restlessness or a difficulty to sit or stand still
  • if you have any suicidal or self-harming ideas

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Diarrhoea:

Drink lot of fluids, such as water to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid eating high-fat or spicy foods. Try to avoid taking any medicine on your own to treat diarrhea and consult your doctor if the symptom gets worse.

Headache:

Drink ample amount of water and avoid skipping meals. Get adequate rest. Try to be relaxed and stress free. Apply pain relieving balm on your forehead if necessary. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.    

Nausea or vomiting:

Stick to simple meals while taking this medicine. Avoid eating oily rich, fried or spicy foods. Do not lie down or sleep immediately after eating. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Loss of appetite:

Eat when you feel hungry. Eat smaller meals frequently than usual. Snack only when you're hungry. Eat a nutritious snack which is rich in calories and protein such as dried fruit and nuts. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Constipation:

Take fiber rich foods in your diet such as fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain cereals and drink plenty of fluids. Exercise more regularly (such as daily walk) and stay active. Consult your doctor if the symptom gets worse.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women, unless it is considered clearly necessary. If FELIZ S 10MG TABLET is used during pregnancy it should not be stopped abruptly. Consult your doctor before taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET.

BREASTFEEDING

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET is generally not recommended for use in breastfeeding women, unless it is considered clearly necessary as it may pass through the breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines as it is not known how it affects you while taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET.

KIDNEY

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with impaired kidney function. Consult your doctor before taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET.

LIVER

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with impaired kidney function. Consult your doctor before taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET.

ALLERGY

Do not take FELIZ S 10MG TABLET if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Escitalopram or any other ingredients of this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients born with or have heart problems (such as irregular heart rhythm) and it should be used with caution in patients with coronary heart disease, heart problems or have recently had a heart attack, fast or low resting heart rate. Consult your doctor before taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET.

OTHERS

Before taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you:

  • have epilepsy
  • have diabetes  
  • have decreased sodium level in the blood or if you have salt depletion due to prolonged severe diarrhoea, vomiting or usage of diuretics
  • have tendency to develop bruises or bleeding easily (history of bleeding disorders)  
  • are undergoing electroconvulsive therapy  
  • had or have eye problems such as glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
  • previously had thoughts about killing or harming yourself

Use in paediatrics:

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age) unless it is considered clearly necessary. Consult your child’s doctor for advice.

Use in geriatrics:

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above). Your doctor may initiate the treatment with the lowest effective dose and then gradually increase the dose. Consult your doctor before taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • non-selective, reversible-selective or irreversible monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as phenelzine, iproniazid, isocarboxazid, nialamide, selegiline, moclobemide, tranylcypromine and fluvoxamine, clomipramine, nortriptyline, imipramine and desipramine or st. john's wort (medicines used to treat depression)
  • neuroleptics (medicines used to treat schizophrenia, psychosis) such as pimozide, risperidone, thioridazine and haloperidol (antipsychotics)
  • certain antimicrobial agents such as sparfloxacin, moxifloxacin, erythromycin IV, pentamidine and linezolid (medicines used to treat bacterial infection)  
  • lithium (medicine used in the treatment of manic-depressive disorder) and tryptophan
  • sumatriptan and similar medicines (used to treat migraine)
  • opioids such as buprenorphine and tramadol (medicines used against severe pain)
  • cimetidine, lansoprazole and omeprazole (medicine used to treat stomach ulcers)
  • fluconazole (used to treat fungal infections) 
  • ticlopidine (used to reduce the risk of stroke)
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Ex. ibuprofen, aspirin (medicine used to treat pain)
  • aspirin, dipyridamole, phenprocoumon and warfarin (medicines used to thin the blood).
  • anti-malarials such as halofantrine and mefloquine (used to treat malaria)
  • flecainide, propafenone and metoprolol (medicines used in cardiovascular diseases)
  • medications that lower magnesium or potassium levels in the blood
  • Class I A and III antiarrhythmics such as quinidine, disopyramide, amiodarone (medicines used to treat irregular heart beat)
  • antihistamines (medicines used to treat allergies) Ex. astemizole, hydroxyzine, mizolastine

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of FELIZ S 10MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Overdosage symptoms of FELIZ S 10MG TABLET are nausea, vomiting, convulsion, coma, tremor, agitation, dizziness, low blood pressure, change in body fluid or salt balance and abnormal heart rhythm.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Escitalopram
Pharmacological Category :   Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
Therapeutic Indication :   Depression and anxiety disorders
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep FELIZ S 10MG TABLET out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Store FELIZ S 10MG TABLET below 30°C

FAQs ABOUT FELIZ S 10MG TABLET

What is FELIZ S 10MG TABLET used for?

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET is used to treat depression (major depressive episodes) and anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder). Consult your doctor before taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET.

What are the side effects of taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET?

The most common side effects of taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET are nausea, headache, decrease or increase in appetite, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, dry mouth, sleepiness and weight gain. Consult your physician if any of the side effects worsen. 

How long does it take for FELIZ S 10MG TABLET to work?

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET typically takes 4 to 6 weeks to start working fully. To feel better, it may take a few weeks. Keep taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET, even if you didn't notice any improvement in your health immediately.   

Is FELIZ S 10MG TABLET safe to use during pregnancy?

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women, unless it is clearly advised by the doctor. If FELIZ S 10MG TABLET is used during pregnancy it should not be stopped abruptly. Consult your doctor before taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

Can FELIZ S 10MG TABLET be used in elderly patients?

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above). Your doctor may initiate the treatment with the lowest effective dose and then gradually increase the dose. Consult your doctor before taking FELIZ S 10MG TABLET.    

How does FELIZ S 10MG TABLET work?

FELIZ S 10MG TABLET is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) acts on the brain's serotonin-system and works by increasing the level of serotonin. Serotonin system's dysfunction is an important factor and is thought to be the rise of disorders like depression and other related diseases.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Antidepressant and Antianxiety Drugs. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Eighth edition. 2013. Page – 489.

2. Laurence L. Brunton, John S. Lazo, Keith L. Parker. Drug Therapy of   Depression and Anxiety Disorders. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological basics of Therapeutics. 12th Edition. 2011. Page – 1571.

3. DeBattista. Antidepressant Agents Charles. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology. Fourteenth Edition. 2017. Page – 532-551

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7. H Lundbeck A/S. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in February 2022] [Accessed on 10th September 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4307.pdf

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Serum electrolytes

AUTHOR DETAILS

Written By Dr. R. Dinesh John Rajkumar, Pharm.D
Last updated on 06 Oct 2022 | 02:58 PM(IST)

PRODUCT DETAILS
    Net Qty
    1 N
    Shelf Life
    720
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    Escitalopram 10 mg
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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