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Ava 10 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Ava 10 mg Tablet

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MRP
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₹7/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Ava Tablet

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Ava Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Ava are Low sexual desire, Delayed ejaculation, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Vomiting, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Nausea, Weight gain, Erectile dysfunction, Stomach upset, Restlessness.

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How to use Ava Tablet

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. Ava 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ava Tablet works

Ava 10 mg Tablet is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

In Depth Information on Ava Tablet

Expert advice for Ava Tablet

  • It is one of the most well tolerated antidepressant.
  • Ava 10 mg Tablet effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic disorders.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Ava 10 mg Tablet to start working.
  • It may cause lesser sexual dysfunction than other similar medications.
  • Take it in the morning since it can keep you awake if taken late at night.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Ava 10 mg Tablet is very less.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.
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Ava Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Ava Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Ava 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ava 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Ava 10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Ava 10 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Ava 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ava 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ava 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ava 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Ava Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Ava 10 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Ava Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

Ava works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.
Q. Can I take Ava with coffee?
There is usually no significant effect of taking coffee with Ava but a very high quantity of consumption of coffee may cause restlessness and anxiety.
No. Ava is not addictive. Its abrupt discontinuation may cause some withdrawal symptoms. But still is not addictive as there is no drug-seeking behaviour and it has no abuse liability.
Ava increases the activity of serotonin a chemical which is also involved in the vomiting process so makes the person nauseating.
Tiredness is usually associated with depression. Ava can alter the sleep quality and can make the person feel tired most of the time.
Ava is not approved for the treatment of a migraine. It is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Ava should not be used for the treatment of bipolar disorder as it can aggravate the problem. Only in few cases, it can be used that too with caution with other drugs if depression is the more persistent feature of person's bipolar illness. But the person should be very regular with drugs prescribed for the mania part also called mood stabilisers.
There are some case reports of hair loss with the use of Ava. It is very infrequent and it usually stops after the discontinuation of the drug. It can be very distressing for a person, especially for the females. So a person should tell his doctor if he is having hair loss with the use of Ava.
Ava may itself cause sleep disorders. So it is not recommended for the sleep problem.
Ava can be used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) but there are better alternatives available, in case they don't work then Ava can be used. Although it is prescribed in a higher dose and for longer duration in case of OCD in comparison to depression.
Q. Which is better medication, Ava or sertraline?
Ava is the safest drug in its class. Sertraline can be used in case Ava doesn't work for depression. However, setraline can be preferred in case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Q. Which is better medication, Ava or citalopram?
Ava is more effective than citalopram for major depression. Although some studies have shown that there is no difference among two in case of effectiveness but some recent studies have shown Ava to be superior to citalopram for major depression.
Q. Can I take Ava with diphenhydramine?
It is better to avoid diphenhydramine with Ava. Diphenhydramine can aggravate side effects of Ava and can cause dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating.
Q. Can I take Ava with aspirin?
It is usually avoided as it can increase the chances of bleeding.
Q. Can I take Ava with Ibuprofen?
No. Combined these two drugs may increase the chances of bleeding especially in persons already on a blood thinner. Nasal bleeding is usually the first symptom.
Q. Can I take Ava with methylphenidate?
It is better to avoid methylphenidate with Ava. Because methylphenidate can increase the blood levels of Ava and its effects and rarely can cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome with symptoms like anxiety, restlessness, extreme changes in heart rate and blood pressure, blurred vision, incoordination, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea.
Q. Can Ava be given with lisdexamfetamine?
It is better to avoid this combined therapy of lisdexamfetamine with Ava, it leads to increased anxiety, restlessness and sometimes serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome includes vomiting, diarrhoea, extreme changes in blood pressure and even seizure may occur. It can be life-threatening.
Q. Can I take Ava with alprazolam?
It is better to avoid the combination, it can lead to increased dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Ava with clonazepam?
It is better to avoid the combination, it can lead to increased dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can Ava be used with hydrocodone?
It is better to avoid the combination, it can lead to increased dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Ava with dextromethorphan?
You should not take Dextromethorphan with Ava. It can lead to the seotonin syndrome. Before taking any medications with Ava, your should consult with your doctor.
Q. Can I take Ava and paracetamol?
Yes. There is no known interaction between Ava and paracetamol.
Q. How does Ava differ from fluoxetine?
Ava and fluoxetin belongs to same class of medicine called as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
Q. How doses Ava differ from amitriptyline?
Ava is a newer drug belongs to class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) while amitryptiline is an older drug belonging to class tricyclic antidepressants (TCA). Both drugs are almost equally effective for treating depression but Ava has much lesser side effects in comparison to amitryptiline and so preferred over amitryptiline for the treatment of depression.
Q. How does Ava differ from imipramine?
Ava is much safer than imipramine and is preferred in most of the conditions over imipramine. However, imipramine can be preferred in bed-wetting in children.
You may experience withdrawal symptoms which can be in the form flu like symptoms, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, nausea or sleep problems. These symptoms usually last for one to two weeks. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
You should consult your doctor before stopping the treatment. It would depend on the number and severity of depressive episodes.The dose should be tapered slowly to prevent intense withdrawal symptoms.
No. Ava is not a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines decrease the anxiety and induce sleep. Ava belongs to the class of selective sertonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It may cause insomnia and restlessness initially as the side effect which usually goes away with time.
No. Ava is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Ava with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Ava with Reboxetine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Reboxetine: Rebotin, Reboot
Ava with Selegiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Selegiline: Jumex, Selgin, Elegelin, Eldepryl
Ava with Sibutramine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Sibutramine: Reduce, MEDISLIM (MERIDIAN), Sintrim, Sibutrex, Sibutrim, Sibuslim, Deobese, Keep Fit, Sibunet
Ava with Rasagiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar, Rasagin
Ava with Tizanidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tizanidine: Sirdalud, Tizalide, Ginox, Tizpa
Ava with Terfenadine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Terfenadine: Terfed, Trexyl, Daylert
Ava with Moclobemide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moclobemide: Trima, Rimarex
Ava with Bupropion
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bupropion: Bupep, Unidep, Zyban, Bulet, Atydep, Ession, Smoquit, Zupion
Ava with Blonanserin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Ava with Camylofin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Camylofin: Bigspas
Ava with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Ava with Celiprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Celiprolol: Celipress
Ava with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol, Butrum
Ava with Galantamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Galantamine: Galamer
Ava with Asenapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Asenapine: Welenuf, Definium
Ava with Penfluridol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penfluridol: Penridol
Ava with Oxyphenonium
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxyphenonium: Antrenyl
Ava with Darunavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Darunavir: Virem
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hyoscine butylbromide: Hyocimax, Spaslin H, Biscotas, Xspas, Belloid, Hyoswift, Buscogast, Hyoscine Bromide, Hikin, Hyosil, Hylac, Hyopil
Ava with Paliperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris, Invega Sustenna, Palivega, Palica OD, Palip, Palicalm
Ava with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Pimoz, Arkazid, Pimide, Mozep, Orap
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zuclopenthixol: Clopixol-Acuphase
Ava with Eletriptan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Eletriptan: Elipran
Ava with Pentazocine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Fortwin, Pentawin, Riddof, Pentalab, Nicozocin, Fortstar, Unizocine
Ava with Oxazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxazepam: Zaxpam
Ava with Fentanyl
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fentanyl: Fent, Trofentyl
Ava with Exenatide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Exenatide: Exapride
Ava with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt, Ilopride, Ilosure, Iiosure
Ava with Fenoverine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenoverine: Spasmopriv
Ava with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin, Neofost, Rapitoin
Ava with Cyclandelate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclandelate: Cevadil, Cyclospasmol
Ava with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Dionindon

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