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Escitalopram 5mg
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Drug Information

What is Escitalopram used for?

Escitalopram is an antidepressant used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder. By restoring the balance of certain natural substances in the brain, this medicine may decrease nervousness and improve your energy level. It belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How to take Escitalopram?

The dosage of Escitalopram prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take Escitalopram with a full glass of water.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Escitalopram medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Escitalopram, seek medical attention immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with Escitalopram?

  • Amitriptyline
  • Carbamazepine
  • Cimetidine
  • Citalopram
  • Fluoxetine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Frovatriptan
  • Imipramine
  • Lithium
  • Warfarin

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Escitalopram.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Escitalopram, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Escitalopram can interact with other antidepressants and blood thinners.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side Effects of Escitalopram?

Like other medicines, Escitalopram can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Escitalopram are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Escitalopram cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Escitalopram develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Escitalopram can cause side effects such as :

  • Drowsiness,
  • Dizziness,
  • Nausea,
  • Loss of appetite,
  • Dry mouth,
  • Trouble sleeping,
  • Constipation,
  • Heartburn

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Escitalopram.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Escitalopram?

Is it possible for me to take Escitalopram with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Escitalopram?
What are the possible drug interactions of Escitalopram?
How will Escitalopram work in my body?
How should Escitalopram be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Escitalopram drug interactions and side effects?


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