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Escalate 20 mg Tablet

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Composition for Escalate 20 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Escalate 20 mg Tablet

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MRP
53.83
₹5.38/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Escalate Tablet

Uses of Escalate Tablet

Escalate 20 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobia and post traumatic stress disorder.

Escalate Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Escalate are Low sexual desire, Delayed ejaculation, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Vomiting, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Nausea, Weight gain, Erectile dysfunction, Stomach upset, Restlessness.

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

How Escalate Tablet works

Escalate 20 mg 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

  • It is one of the most well tolerated antidepressant.
  • Escalate 20 mg Tablet effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic disorders.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Escalate 20 mg Tablet to start working.
  • It may cause lesser sexual dysfunction than other similar medications.
  • Take it in the morning since it can keep you awake if taken late at night.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Escalate 20 mg Tablet is very less.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.
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Escalate Tablet related warnings

Special precautions for Escalate Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Escalate 20 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Escalate 20 mg 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 20 mg 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 20 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Escalate 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Escalate 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Escalate 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Escalate 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Escalate Tablet?

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If you miss a dose of Escalate 20 mg 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

Questions Related to Escalate

Hello I am a hypothyroid patient. 34 years/female. I have been trying to lose weight for 6 months and have lost about 13 KGS. Now it seems to have stopped. I need your opinion on any special inclusion/exclusion in diet to enhance the weight loss process.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
hello PATIENT for sharing ur problem jus escalate the measures you were employing previously avoid refined carbohydrates totally, take fibre rich diet, add a protein diet as well as increase the duration and intensity of exercise
I have acidity problem from last 8 years, yesterday and today I took long nap in afternoon (1.5 hrs), so, my head is aching very harsher. I had soda and lemon at evening but no effect observed, pl suggest what to do to escalate this headache problem
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/jiva-aam-pachak-churna-otc330043? -1/2 teaspoon powder taking after lunch & Dinnerhttps://www.1mg.com/otc/amlant-tablet-otc327226One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 months
sir, my self im very depressing while comparing me to others& i dont talk to much bcoz i feel im not in level to talk with them & feel me about myself everyday about my negetativity.this type thinking stressess me very much how can i come from this type of stress?? i feel this is b.coz my weight & height at the age of 21 im right sir??
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
If you let your confidence down, you will develop helplessness ehic leads to depression. Instead of worrying about your weight, take action. Seek professional help. If you feel unmotivated, meet a psychiatrist, its neither too early nor too late for professional advice.
Sir i m suffering from mindly disturbance last 8 days because i have fail in love . Now i dont get to sleep. Only 2-3 hrs sleeping please help me. Im in more depression
Dr. Mehtab Baig
Physiotherapist
Think one mantra ,,,,,duniya jaye bhad me ,,,,, if u don't you takes always on medicine plz ignore all your memories with your ex And deleted
Doctor i m suffering from a major depression disoder i went to a psychiatrist 2 days back she prescribed tab paxidep cr 25mg, lithosun 300mg along with epitril 1mg for sleep purpose but still i m not getting sleep could you let me know that what is my rootcause & i would be on balance
Dr. Varun Mehta
Psychiatrist
Dear PATIENT are many causes of depression ranging from genetics to socialDifficulty in falling asleep is one of the symptoms of depressionThe medications take time to act and you should wait for atleast 7-10 days for observable effect to take place
I m in depression as I m not getting any job. Parents r forcing me for marriage bt i want to do something in my life nd now I m feeling like hell. What to do?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Dealing with Depression- Assess your thinking pattern. Become aware of negative thought patterns. Decide to trash negative thoughts and replace them by positive thoughts. Pursue hobbies that make you happy. Manage time by making a schedule that includes physical exercises and De stress routines. Communicate your thoughts to people you are comfortable with. Accept your limitations and work on them if possible, no one is born perfect and we don't need to be perfect, we need to be adaptive.
Diet control iam suffering from dipression and blood prassur
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
Diet has no major role in depression. Just take your anti depressant medications regularly and follow up with your doctor periodically as advisedFor high bp, Take salt restricted diet, Avoid fatty foods. Walk daily for 30 mins

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Frequently asked questions about Escalate Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram
Q. How does Escalate work?
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.
Q. Is Escalate addictive?
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.
Q. Why does Escalate cause nausea?
Escalate increases the activity of serotonin a chemical which is also involved in the vomiting process so makes the person nauseating.
Q. Why does Escalate make me tired?
Tiredness is usually associated with depression. Escalate can alter the sleep quality and can make the person feel tired most of the time.
Q. Can I use Escalate for a migraine?
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.
Q. Can I use Escalate for bipolar 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.
Q. Does Escalate cause hair loss?
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.
Q. Can I use Escalate for sleep problem?
Escalate may itself cause sleep disorders. So it is not recommended for the sleep problem.
Q. Can I use Escalate for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?
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.
Q. What would happen if I stop taking Escalate?
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.
Q. When and How to stop Escalate?
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.
Q. Is Escalate a benzodiazepine?
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.
Q. Is Escalate a narcotic?
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 Bupropion
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bupropion: Bupro
Escalate with Glimepiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Glimepiride: Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee, Prideme, Glimpse, Glimipill, Sunglim, Sysril, Glydin, Glyde
Escalate with Gliclazide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gliclazide: Diabic, Glywin
Escalate with Duloxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Duloxetine: DLX, Dutron, Dulok, Dulotek
Escalate with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian
Escalate with Imipramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imipramine: Imirise, Imikon
Escalate with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep
Escalate with Haloperidol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Norma, Cizonil
Escalate with Glipizide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Glipizide: Glunase
Escalate with Carbamazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Antep
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