Escitlocad 5 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Escitlocad Tablet
Escitlocad 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobia and post traumatic stress disorder.
Escitlocad 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
  • Restlessness
How to use Escitlocad 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. Escitlocad 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Escitlocad Tablet works
Escitlocad 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.
Escitlocad Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Escitlocad 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Escitlocad 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
Escitlocad 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
Escitlocad 5 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Escitlocad 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Escitlocad 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Escitlocad 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Escitlocad 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Escitlocad Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Escitlocad 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.

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Expert Advice

  • It is one of the most well tolerated antidepressant.
  • Escitlocad 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 Escitlocad 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 Escitlocad 5 mg Tablet is very less.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Escitlocad

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sir, my self im very depressing while comparing me to others& i dont talk to much bcoz i feel im not in level to talk with them & feel me about myself everyday about my negetativity.this type thinking stressess me very much how can i come from this type of stress?? i feel this is b.coz my weight & height at the age of 21 im right sir??
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
If you let your confidence down, you will develop helplessness ehic leads to depression. Instead of worrying about your weight, take action. Seek professional help. If you feel unmotivated, meet a psychiatrist, its neither too early nor too late for professional advice.
Sir i m suffering from mindly disturbance last 8 days because i have fail in love . Now i dont get to sleep. Only 2-3 hrs sleeping please help me. Im in more depression
Dr. Mehtab Baig
Physiotherapist
Think one mantra ,,,,,duniya jaye bhad me ,,,,, if u don't you takes always on medicine plz ignore all your memories with your ex And deleted
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FAQs

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

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 30th Aug 2018.
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