Side Effects of Atease ES are Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Confusion, Memory impairement, Uncoordinated body movements, Drowsiness, Tiredness, Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm), Delayed ejaculation, Low sexual desire.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Atease ES 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Atease ES 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Etizolam and escitalopram which have anxiety-lowering and mood-enhancing effects. Etizolam is a benzodiazepine (BZD) which increases the action of GABA, a chemical messenger that suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Escitalopram is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which increases the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger that improves mood.
Atease ES 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Atease ES 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Atease ES 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Atease ES 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Atease ES 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Atease ES 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Atease ES 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atease ES 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Are there any important warning associated with use of Atease es?
Atease es may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some patient, in the first few months of treatment. Patients having mood or behaviour disorder have high risk of suicidal thoughts and actions. You should pay close attention and report your doctor of any behaviour or mood changes. Make sure that you visit the doctor for the follow-up appointments as scheduled.
Q. Can I stop taking Atease es when my symptoms are relieved?
No, you should continue to take Atease es even if you feel well. If you stop Atease es suddenly, serious withdrawal symptoms may occur. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.
Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Atease es?
There are reports that suggest association weight gain with the use of Atease es. If you keep good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight. An important to remember: It is easier to stop weight gain than losing increased weight.
Q. Can the use of Atease es cause sleepiness?
Yes, Atease es can make you feel sleepy. At the beginning of your treatment: do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities tilll you know how this medicine affects you.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Atease es?
No, do not drink alcohol while you are taking Atease es. Drinking alcohol can increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Atease es.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.