Cipralex 20 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Cipralex Tablet
Cipralex 20 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobia and post traumatic stress disorder.
Cipralex Tablet side effects
Common
  • 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
How to use Cipralex 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. Cipralex 20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Cipralex Tablet works
Cipralex 20 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.
Cipralex Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Cipralex 20 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cipralex 20 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
Cipralex 20 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
Cipralex 20 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Cipralex 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cipralex 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cipralex 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cipralex 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Cipralex Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Cipralex 20 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.

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Expert Advice

  • It is one of the most well tolerated antidepressant.
  • Cipralex 20 mg Tablet effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic disorders.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Cipralex 20 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 Cipralex 20 mg Tablet is very less.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cipralex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cipralex

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I am taking antidepressant from 3 years still my depression is not going why is it so have taken sertima cipralex d-veniz prestiq everything
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Treatment Resistant Depression is diagnosed when a patient of clinical depression has taken at least three types of antidepressants in maximum dose for sufficient duration. Psychiatric evaluation is based on history, clinical symptoms, personality factors, ongoing psychosocial stressors and frequency and severity of symptoms. It requires direct interaction with the patient on a regular basis. Once diagnosed, a management plan is formed based on intensity and frequency of symptoms and associated biological and psycho social factors. Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For TRD, various augmenting agents and ECTs can be recommended.
sir, my self im very depressing while comparing me to others& i dont talk to much bcoz i feel im not in level to talk with them & feel me about myself everyday about my negetativity.this type thinking stressess me very much how can i come from this type of stress?? i feel this is b.coz my weight & height at the age of 21 im right sir??
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
If you let your confidence down, you will develop helplessness ehic leads to depression. Instead of worrying about your weight, take action. Seek professional help. If you feel unmotivated, meet a psychiatrist, its neither too early nor too late for professional advice.
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FAQs

Q. How does Cipralex work?
Cipralex 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 Cipralex with coffee?
There is usually no significant effect of taking coffee with Cipralex but a very high quantity of consumption of coffee may cause restlessness and anxiety.
Q. Is Cipralex addictive?
No. Cipralex 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.
Q. Why does Cipralex cause nausea?
Cipralex increases the activity of serotonin a chemical which is also involved in the vomiting process so makes the person nauseating.
Q. Why does Cipralex make me tired?
Tiredness is usually associated with depression. Cipralex can alter the sleep quality and can make the person feel tired most of the time.
Q. Can I use Cipralex for a migraine?
Cipralex 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.
Q. Can I use Cipralex for bipolar disorder?
Cipralex 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.
Q. Does Cipralex cause hair loss?
There are some case reports of hair loss with the use of Cipralex. 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 Cipralex.
Q. Can I use Cipralex for sleep problem?
Cipralex may itself cause sleep disorders. So it is not recommended for the sleep problem.
Q. Can I use Cipralex for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?
Cipralex can be used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) but there are better alternatives available, in case they don't work then Cipralex 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, Cipralex or sertraline?
Cipralex is the safest drug in its class. Sertraline can be used in case Cipralex doesn't work for depression. However, setraline can be preferred in case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Q. Which is better medication, Cipralex or citalopram?
Cipralex 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 Cipralex to be superior to citalopram for major depression.
Q. Can I take Cipralex with diphenhydramine?
It is better to avoid diphenhydramine with Cipralex. Diphenhydramine can aggravate side effects of Cipralex and can cause dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating.
Q. Can I take Cipralex with aspirin?
It is usually avoided as it can increase the chances of bleeding.
Q. Can I take Cipralex 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 Cipralex with methylphenidate?
It is better to avoid methylphenidate with Cipralex. Because methylphenidate can increase the blood levels of Cipralex 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 Cipralex be given with lisdexamfetamine?
It is better to avoid this combined therapy of lisdexamfetamine with Cipralex, 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 Cipralex 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 Cipralex 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 Cipralex 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 Cipralex with dextromethorphan?
You should not take Dextromethorphan with Cipralex. It can lead to the seotonin syndrome. Before taking any medications with Cipralex, your should consult with your doctor.
Q. Can I take Cipralex and paracetamol?
Yes. There is no known interaction between Cipralex and paracetamol.
Q. How does Cipralex differ from fluoxetine?
Cipralex and fluoxetin belongs to same class of medicine called as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
Q. How doses Cipralex differ from amitriptyline?
Cipralex 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 Cipralex has much lesser side effects in comparison to amitryptiline and so preferred over amitryptiline for the treatment of depression.
Q. How does Cipralex differ from imipramine?
Cipralex 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.
Q. What would happen if I stop taking Cipralex?
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.
Q. When and How to stop Cipralex?
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.
Q. Is Cipralex a benzodiazepine?
No. Cipralex is not a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines decrease the anxiety and induce sleep. Cipralex 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.
Q. Is Cipralex a narcotic?
No. Cipralex is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 7th Feb 2018.
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