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Composition for Escalate 20mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Escalate 20mg Tablet

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₹5.38/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Escalate Tablet

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Escalate Tablet side effects

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Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.

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

How Escalate Tablet works

Escalate 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 Escalate Tablet

Expert advice for Escalate Tablet

  • May be among the best-tolerated antidepressants.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Escalate 20mg Tablet 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 Escalate 20mg Tablet, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Escalate 20mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Escalate 20mg Tablet is very less.
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Escalate Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Escalate Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Escalate 20mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Escalate 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
Escalate 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
Escalate 20mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Escalate 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Escalate 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Escalate 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Escalate 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Escalate Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Escalate 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 Escalate Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

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