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ES OK 10mg Tablet

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Primary uses of ES OK 10mg Tablet

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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59.68
₹5.97/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of ES OK Tablet

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Uses of ES OK Tablet

ES OK 10mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, phobia, post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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ES OK Tablet side effects

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Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.

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

How ES OK Tablet works

ES OK 10mg 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 ES OK Tablet

Expert advice for ES OK Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Es ok 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 Es ok, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Es ok, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Es ok is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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ES OK Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for ES OK Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
ES OK 10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
ES OK 10mg 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
ES OK 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
ES OK 10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
ES OK 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of ES OK 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
ES OK 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ES OK 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of ES OK Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of ES OK 10mg 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 ES OK Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

Es ok 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 Es ok with coffee?
There is usually no significant effect of taking coffee with Es ok but a very high quantity of consumption of coffee may cause restlessness and anxiety.
No. Es ok 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.
Es ok 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. Es ok can alter the sleep quality and can make the person feel tired most of the time.
Es ok 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.
Es ok 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 Es ok. 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 Es ok.
Es ok may itself cause sleep disorders. So it is not recommended for the sleep problem.
Es ok can be used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) but there are better alternatives available, in case they don't work then Es ok 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, Es ok or sertraline?
Es ok is the safest drug in its class. Sertraline can be used in case Es ok doesn't work for depression. However, setraline can be preferred in case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Q. Which is better medication, Es ok or citalopram?
Es ok 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 Es ok to be superior to citalopram for major depression.
Q. Can I take Es ok with diphenhydramine?
It is better to avoid diphenhydramine with Es ok. Diphenhydramine can aggravate side effects of Es ok and can cause dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating.
Q. Can I take Es ok with aspirin?
It is usually avoided as it can increase the chances of bleeding.
Q. Can I take Es ok 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 Es ok with methylphenidate?
It is better to avoid methylphenidate with Es ok. Because methylphenidate can increase the blood levels of Es ok 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 Es ok be given with lisdexamfetamine?
It is better to avoid this combined therapy of lisdexamfetamine with Es ok, 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 Es ok 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 Es ok 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 Es ok 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 Es ok with dextromethorphan?
You should not take Dextromethorphan with Es ok. It can lead to the seotonin syndrome. Before taking any medications with Es ok, your should consult with your doctor.
Q. Can I take Es ok and paracetamol?
Yes. There is no known interaction between Es ok and paracetamol.
Q. How does Es ok differ from fluoxetine?
Es ok and fluoxetin belongs to same class of medicine called as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
Q. How doses Es ok differ from amitriptyline?
Es ok 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 Es ok has much lesser side effects in comparison to amitryptiline and so preferred over amitryptiline for the treatment of depression.
Q. How does Es ok differ from imipramine?
Es ok 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. Es ok is not a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines decrease the anxiety and induce sleep. Es ok 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. Es ok 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 ES OK with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
ES OK with Sibutramine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Sibutramine: Reduce, MEDISLIM (MERIDIAN), Sintrim, Sibutrex, Sibutrim, Sibuslim, Deobese, Keep Fit, Sibunet
ES OK with Tizanidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tizanidine: Sirdalud, Tizalide, Ginox, Tizpa
ES OK with Moclobemide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moclobemide: Trima, Rimarex
ES OK with Rasagiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar, Rasagin
ES OK with Terfenadine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Terfenadine: Terfed, Trexyl, Daylert
ES OK with Selegiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Selegiline: Jumex, Selgin, Elegelin, Eldepryl
ES OK with Reboxetine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Reboxetine: Rebotin, Reboot
ES OK with Pentazocine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Fortwin, Pentawin, Riddof, Pentalab, Nicozocin, Fortstar, Unizocine
ES OK with Exenatide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Exenatide: Exapride
ES OK with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Dionindon
ES OK with Celiprolol
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Medicines with composition Celiprolol: Celipress
ES OK with Oxyphenonium
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Medicines with composition Oxyphenonium: Antrenyl
ES OK with Bupropion
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bupropion: Bupep, Unidep, Zyban, Bulet, Atydep, Ession, Smoquit, Zupion
ES OK with Amineptine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Amineptine: Survector
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hyoscine butylbromide: Hyocimax, Spaslin H, Biscotas, Xspas, Belloid, Hyoswift, Buscogast, Hyoscine Bromide, Hikin, Hyosil, Hylac, Hyopil
ES OK with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin, Neofost, Rapitoin
ES OK with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Pimoz, Arkazid, Pimide, Mozep, Orap
ES OK with Blonanserin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
ES OK with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt, Ilopride, Ilosure, Iiosure
ES OK with Eletriptan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Eletriptan: Elipran
ES OK with Camylofin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Camylofin: Bigspas
ES OK with Asenapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Asenapine: Welenuf, Definium
ES OK with Galantamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Galantamine: Galamer
ES OK with Darunavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Darunavir: Virem
ES OK with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
ES OK with Fentanyl
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fentanyl: Fent, Trofentyl
ES OK with Paliperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris, Invega Sustenna, Palivega, Palica OD, Palip, Palicalm
ES OK with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol, Butrum
ES OK with Oxazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxazepam: Zaxpam
ES OK with Fenoverine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenoverine: Spasmopriv
ES OK with Penfluridol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penfluridol: Penridol
ES OK with Cyclandelate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclandelate: Cevadil, Cyclospasmol
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