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Escirise FL 0.5mg/10mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Escirise FL 0.5mg/10mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood. It also helps to increase the level of certain chemical messenger in the brain which improves mood and physical symptoms.

Escirise FL 0.5mg/10mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. You should never skip any doses and finish a full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important not to stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include dryness in mouth, urinary retention, constipation, low sexual desire, delayed ejaculation, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), vomiting and tremor. Initially, this medicine may cause sudden drop in the blood pressure when you change positions. So, it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen the drowsiness. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it may cause suicidal thoughts and can be dangerous for you.

Uses of Escirise FL Tablet

Escirise FL Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Sedation
  • Weight gain
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Urinary retention
  • Dizziness
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm)
  • Low sexual desire
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Restlessness
  • Tremor

How to use Escirise FL 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. Escirise FL 0.5mg/10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Escirise FL Tablet works

Escirise FL 0.5mg/10mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Flupenthixol and Escitalopram Oxalate which have anxiety-lowering and mood-elevating effects. Flupenthixol is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood. Escitalopram Oxalate is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which increases the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger that improves mood.

Escirise FL Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Escirise FL 0.5mg/10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Escirise FL 0.5mg/10mg 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
Escirise FL 0.5mg/10mg 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
Escirise FL 0.5mg/10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Escirise FL 0.5mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Escirise FL 0.5mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Escirise FL 0.5mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Escirise FL 0.5mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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References
  1. Flupenthixol. Everard Close, Abbey View St Albans: Lundbeck Limited; 1982 [revised Dec. 2016]. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Escitalopram. Copenhagen, Denmark: H Lundbeck A/S; 2016. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Flupenthixol. Denmark: Lundbeck; 2013. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Escitalopram Oxalate. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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