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Escance 5 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Escance Tablet

Escance 5 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder. It helps to increase level of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain which improves mood and physical symptoms of depression and obsessive disorders.

Escance 5 mg Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food. Take it at the same time each day and preferably in the morning. Escance 5 mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor as can result in serious withdrawal symptoms. Your doctor will probably decrease the dose gradually to avoid such effects.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes low sexual desire, delayed ejaculation, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), and vomiting. Initially, this medicine may cause sudden drop in the blood pressure when you change positions, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may cause weight gain and to control it, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly. It may even cause hair loss but this effect resolves after discontinuing the medicine. Remember to inform doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it may lead to suicidal thoughts and can be dangerous for you.

Uses of Escance Tablet

Escance Tablet side effects

Common
  • 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

How to use Escance 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. Escance 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Escance Tablet works

Escance 5 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.

Escance Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Escance 5 mg Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Escance 5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Escance 5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Escance 5 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Escance 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Escance 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Escance 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Escance 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Escance Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Escance 5 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.

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Expert Advice

  • It is one of the most well-tolerated antidepressant.
  • Escance 5 mg Tablet effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Escance 5 mg Tablet to start working.
  • It has a lower chance of causing 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 Escance 5 mg Tablet is very less.
  • Escance 5 mg Tablet is when taken in combination with other drugs leads to Serotonin syndrome. Avoid serotonergic drugs like triptans, lithium, and tramadol.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Escance to work?

Usually, it will take about 2-4 weeks before you start feeling better, but do not stop taking Escance without consulting your doctor. Full benefits may take a little longer. Talk to your doctor if taking the medicine does not make you feel better or you feel worse even after taking the medicine.

Q. What are the most common side effects of Escance?

The most common side effects of Escance are headache and nausea. Other common side effects include blocked or runny nose, decreased or increased appetite, anxiety, restlessness, and abnormal dreams. You may also experience sleepiness or difficulty falling asleep, dizziness, yawning, tremors, tingling diarrhea, or constipation. Other side effects of Escance may be vomiting, dry mouth, increased sweating, fatigue, fever, increase in weight, and pain in muscles and joints. Using this medicine may even cause delayed ejaculation, problems with erection, decreased sexual drive and women may experience difficulties achieving orgasm.

Q. What is Escance used for?

Escance is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders such as social phobia, anxiety disorder, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Q. Is Escance dangerous?

The use of Escance in children, adolescents and young adults may increase their risk of experiencing suicidal tendencies. You should always discuss the risks and benefits of taking Escance with your doctor before taking it. Remember that children younger than 12 years of age should not be given Escance.

Q. Is Escance better taken at night or in the morning?

It is usually recommended to take Escance once a day either in the morning or in the evening. You can take it with or without food. You should prefer taking it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it.

Q. Can I stop taking Escance on my own?

Escance should not be stopped abruptly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Though the withdrawal symptoms are usually mild and disappear within 2 weeks, it is not recommended to stop it without consulting your doctor. You should rather consult your doctor who will reduce the dose gradually.

Q. What are the withdrawal symptoms one may experience?

The withdrawal symptoms include dizziness, sleep disturbances like vivid dreams, nightmares and inability to sleep, anxiety, and headaches. You may also get burning sensations, electric shock sensations, and feelings like pins and needles. Withdrawal symptoms may also include nausea, sweating including night sweats, restlessness or agitation, tremors, confusion, irritability, diarrhea, visual disturbances, and palpitations.

Q. What if I accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Escance?

If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Escance, seek immediate medical attention in a nearby hospital or call your doctor immediately. The symptoms of overdose dizziness, tremor, agitation, convulsion, coma, nausea, and vomiting. You may also experience change in heart rhythm, decreased blood pressure and change in body fluid/salt balance.

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