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Escetalax 5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Escetalax 5 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Escetalax 5 mg Tablet

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MRP
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₹4.1/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Escetalax Tablet

Escetalax Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Escetalax 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 Escetalax 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. Escetalax 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Escetalax Tablet works

Escetalax 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.

In Depth Information on Escetalax Tablet

Expert advice for Escetalax Tablet

  • It is one of the most well tolerated antidepressant.
  • Escetalax 5 mg Tablet effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic disorders.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Escetalax 5 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 Escetalax 5 mg Tablet is very less.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.
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Escetalax Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Escetalax Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Escetalax 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Escetalax 5 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
Escetalax 5 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
Escetalax 5 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Escetalax 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Escetalax 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Escetalax 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Escetalax 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Escetalax Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Escetalax 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Escetalax Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

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