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Desilam 20mg Tablet

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Composition for Desilam 20mg Tablet

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₹14.2/Tablet
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Medicine Overview of Desilam Tablet

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Desilam Tablet side effects

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Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.

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

How Desilam Tablet works

Desilam 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.

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Expert advice for Desilam Tablet

  • May be among the best-tolerated antidepressants.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Desilam 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 Desilam, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Desilam, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Desilam is very less.
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Special precautions for Desilam Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Desilam 20mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Desilam 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Desilam 20mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Desilam 20mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Desilam 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Desilam 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Desilam 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Desilam 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Desilam Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Desilam 20mg 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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Frequently asked questions about Desilam Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

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

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