Episod 100mg Tablet

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Composition for Episod 100mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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₹6.82/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Episod Tablet

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Uses of Episod Tablet

Episod 100mg 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 Episod Tablet

Common

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

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How to use Episod 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 Episod 100mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Episod Tablet works

Episod 100mg 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 Episod Tablet

Expert advice for Episod Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Episod to start working.
  • Do not stop treatment suddenly as this may cause a stomach upset, flu-like withdrawal symptoms and sleep disturbance.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Episod, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Episod, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Episod is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Episod 100mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Episod 100mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Episod 100mg 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
Episod 100mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Episod 100mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Episod 100mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Episod 100mg Tablet is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease as you may be given a smaller dose initially and then increased slowly as required.
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Liver
CAUTION
Episod 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Episod 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Episod 100mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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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 Sertraline, 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 Episod 100mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Sertraline

Episod is not addictive. However, sudden discontinuation or decrease in dose of Episod may cause effects like dizziness, numbness, sleep disturbances, agitation or anxiety, headaches, nausea, vomiting and shaking. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use and discontinuation
No, Episod belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which alter the levels of a chemical called serotonin in the brain and help improve depression
Episod is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Insomnia, headache, weight gain or weight loss and sick feeling are side effects reported with the use of Episod. However acne has not been reported. Patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects
Episod is used for the treatment of social anxiety disorder. But, consult your doctor regarding the use of Episod for your anxiety complaints
No, Episod belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants. It does not stimulate the brain, but improves depression by increasing the levels of a chemical called serotonin in the brain
Q. Can I take sertraline with diazepam/ Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine)/ alcohol/ Tylenol (paracetamol)/ mirtazapine/ amoxicillin/ Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine)/ Co codamol (paracetamol and codeine)/ ibuprofen?
With tramadol there is an increased risk of hypertension, amitriptyline may possibly change the blood levels of fluoxetine, and alcohol may alter the effect of fluoxetine. No clinically observed drug interaction has been reported with diazepam, Co codamol, Nyquil, ibuprofen and mirtazapine. Please consult your doctor when using concomitantly
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor
Yes, like all drugs, Episod has an expiry date. Please refer to the package insert or the information on the tablet strip to find out when your medicine expires.
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One of the following vendor pharmacies will deliver Episod 100mg Tablet: DEL, ENP, PLT, MAK, IPL, NDP, RUS, OLT, ATP, SHM, ADT, SSA, GTK, SJP, BTM, STA, ATL, HGI, DDR, AAY, DLP, AGT, BIO, SHP, GTC, DFP, SWA, SAT, BSN, RJH, LCC, MAX, AYU, JMJ, HEX, GPT, NWP, NVL, JIV, PNT, RPP, ZVP, PEN, 9T9, LHA, GNC, BLP, USF, MMS, DPP, FGH, MPC, EQN, OWP, PTS, RKS, RSS, SBL, MOM, PSP, EMB, HBV, SBA, DYG, OIP, WSI, KHH, HIP, OHM

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