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Escytop 10mg Tablet

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Composition for Escytop 10mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Escytop 10mg Tablet

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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54.96
₹5.5/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Escytop Tablet

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Uses of Escytop Tablet

Escytop 10mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, phobia, post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Escytop Tablet side effects

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Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.

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

How Escytop Tablet works

Escytop 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 Escytop Tablet

Expert advice for Escytop Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Escytop 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 Escytop, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Escytop, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Escytop is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Escytop Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Escytop Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Escytop 10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Escytop 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Escytop 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Escytop 10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Escytop 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Escytop 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Escytop 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Escytop 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Escytop Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Escytop 10mg 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 Escytop Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

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