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Esopam 20mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Esopam 20mg Tablet

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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₹12.93/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Esopam Tablet

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Uses of Esopam Tablet

Esopam 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, phobia, post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Esopam Tablet side effects

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Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.

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

How Esopam Tablet works

Esopam 20mg 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 Esopam Tablet

Expert advice for Esopam Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Esopam 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 Esopam, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Esopam, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Esopam is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Esopam Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Esopam Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Esopam 20mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Esopam 20mg 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
Esopam 20mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Esopam 20mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Esopam 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Esopam 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Esopam 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Esopam 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Esopam Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Esopam 20mg 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 Esopam Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

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