Depranex 20mg Tablet

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Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Depranex 20mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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124.74
₹12.47/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Depranex Tablet

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Uses of Depranex Tablet

Depranex 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, phobia, post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Side effects of Depranex Tablet

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Nausea, Diarrhoea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Fatigue.

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How to use Depranex 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Depranex 20mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Depranex Tablet works

Depranex 20mg 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 Depranex Tablet

Expert advice for Depranex Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Depranex to start working.
  • Do not stop treatment suddenly as this may cause a stomach upset, flu-like withdrawal symptoms and sleep disturbance.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Depranex, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Depranex, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Depranex is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Depranex 20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Depranex 20mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Depranex 20mg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Depranex 20mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Depranex 20mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Depranex 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Depranex 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Depranex 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Depranex 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Dianorm 80mg Tablet, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Paliris 6mg Tablet, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Escitalopram, 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 for Depranex 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Escitalopram

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