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Esciptal 20mg Tablet

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Composition for Esciptal 20mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Esciptal 20mg Tablet

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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113.75
₹11.38/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Esciptal Tablet

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Uses of Esciptal Tablet

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

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Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.

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

How Esciptal Tablet works

Esciptal 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 Esciptal Tablet

Expert advice for Esciptal Tablet

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

What if you miss a dose of Esciptal Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Esciptal 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Esciptal Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

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