Escipra 10mg Tablet

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Composition for Escipra 10mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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Medicine Overview of Escipra Tablet

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Uses of Escipra Tablet

Escipra 10mg 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 Escipra Tablet

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

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How to use Escipra 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 Escipra 10mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Escipra Tablet works

Escipra 10mg 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 Escipra Tablet

Expert advice for Escipra Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Escipra 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 Escipra, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Escipra, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Escipra is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Escipra 10mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Escipra 10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Escipra 10mg 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
Escipra 10mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Escipra 10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Escipra 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Escipra 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 2mg Injection, Rimarex 300mg Capsule, Gli 2mg Tablet, Glychek 40mg 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 Escipra 10mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Escitalopram

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