Esfany Tablet

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Composition for Esfany Tablet

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MRP
54.56
₹5.46/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Esfany Tablet

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Esfany Tablet side effects

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Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.

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

How Esfany Tablet works

Esfany 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 Esfany Tablet

Expert advice for Esfany Tablet

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

What if you miss a dose of Esfany Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Esfany 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 Esfany Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

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

No substitutes found for this medicine
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