Escada 20mg Tablet

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AGM Biotec

Composition for Escada 20mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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124.75
₹12.47/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Escada Tablet

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Uses of Escada Tablet

Escada 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 Escada Tablet

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

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How to use Escada 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 Escada 20mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Escada Tablet works

Escada 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 Escada Tablet

Expert advice for Escada Tablet

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

Frequently asked questions for Escitalopram

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