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Escitalent 20 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Escitalent Tablet

Escitalent 20 mg Tablet is an anti-depressant medicine which effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety disorders. It is one of the most well-tolerated antidepressant. It can take 2-3 weeks for Escitalent 20 mg Tablet to start working.This medicine should be taken strictly as advised by the doctor and should not be stopped abruptly.

Uses of Escitalent Tablet

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

How Escitalent Tablet works

Escitalent 20 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.

Escitalent Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Escitalent 20 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Escitalent 20 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
Escitalent 20 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
Escitalent 20 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Escitalent 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Escitalent 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Escitalent 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Escitalent 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Escitalent Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Escitalent 20 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • It is one of the most well-tolerated antidepressant.
  • Escitalent 20 mg Tablet effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Escitalent 20 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 Escitalent 20 mg Tablet is very less.
  • Escitalent 20 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

Taking Escitalent with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Norma, Cizonil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): DLX, Dutron, Dulok
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Imirise, Imikon
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Escitalent

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Dr. Sunil Sekhri
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Firstly Depression patient need to be diagnosed in the clinic and based on that appropriate medication are prescribed
Presently suffering from low sexual desire & erection for last six months & under treatment of major depression : CIPRALEX-10MG, CIPLAR-LA-20MG,CAP-BIO-D3, CAP-CORUS
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexologist
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FAQs

Q. Does Escitalent cause hair loss?

There are some case reports of hair loss with the use of Escitalent. 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 Escitalent.

Q. Can I take Escitalent with coffee?

There is usually no significant effect of taking coffee with Escitalent but a very high quantity of consumption of coffee may cause restlessness and anxiety.

Q. Why does Escitalent cause nausea?

Escitalent increases the activity of serotonin, a chemical responsible for inducing vomiting.

Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Escitalent?

There are reports that suggest that the use of Escitalent can cause weight gain. If you maintain good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight. An important point to remember is that it is easier to prevent weight gain than to lose increased weight.

Q. Can I stop taking Escitalent when my symptoms are relieved?

No, you should continue to take Escitalent even if you feel well. If you stop Escitalent suddenly, serious withdrawal symptoms may occur. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.

Q. Can the use of Escitalent cause sleepiness?

Yes, Escitalent can make you feel sleepy. At the beginning of your treatment: do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities, until you know how this medicine affects you.

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References
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