Home>Espam>espam 20mg tablet

Espam 20mg Tablet

icon
Triton Healthcare Pvt Ltd

Composition for Espam 20mg Tablet

iconPrescription Required

Primary uses of Espam 20mg Tablet

Potentiallyunsafewith
icon
Alcohol
MRP
116.72
₹11.67/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
ADD TO CART

Medicine Overview of Espam Tablet

uses

Espam Tablet side effects

Common

Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.

uses

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

How Espam Tablet works

Espam 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 Espam Tablet

Expert advice for Espam Tablet

  • May be among the best-tolerated antidepressants.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Espam 20mg Tablet 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 Espam 20mg Tablet, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Espam 20mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Espam 20mg Tablet is very less.
video imgplay img
Espam Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Espam Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Espam 20mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Espam 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
Espam 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
Espam 20mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Espam 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Espam 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Espam 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Espam 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Espam Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Espam 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 Espam Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

Espam 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 Espam with coffee?
There is usually no significant effect of taking coffee with Espam but a very high quantity of consumption of coffee may cause restlessness and anxiety.
No. Espam 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.
Espam 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. Espam can alter the sleep quality and can make the person feel tired most of the time.
Espam 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.
Espam 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 Espam. 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 Espam.
Espam may itself cause sleep disorders. So it is not recommended for the sleep problem.
Espam can be used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) but there are better alternatives available, in case they don't work then Espam 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, Espam or sertraline?
Espam is the safest drug in its class. Sertraline can be used in case Espam doesn't work for depression. However, setraline can be preferred in case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Q. Which is better medication, Espam or citalopram?
Espam 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 Espam to be superior to citalopram for major depression.
Q. Can I take Espam with diphenhydramine?
It is better to avoid diphenhydramine with Espam. Diphenhydramine can aggravate side effects of Espam and can cause dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating.
Q. Can I take Espam with aspirin?
It is usually avoided as it can increase the chances of bleeding.
Q. Can I take Espam 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 Espam with methylphenidate?
It is better to avoid methylphenidate with Espam. Because methylphenidate can increase the blood levels of Espam 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 Espam be given with lisdexamfetamine?
It is better to avoid this combined therapy of lisdexamfetamine with Espam, 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 Espam 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 Espam 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 Espam 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 Espam with dextromethorphan?
You should not take Dextromethorphan with Espam. It can lead to the seotonin syndrome. Before taking any medications with Espam, your should consult with your doctor.
Q. Can I take Espam and paracetamol?
Yes. There is no known interaction between Espam and paracetamol.
Q. How does Espam differ from fluoxetine?
Espam and fluoxetin belongs to same class of medicine called as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
Q. How doses Espam differ from amitriptyline?
Espam 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 Espam has much lesser side effects in comparison to amitryptiline and so preferred over amitryptiline for the treatment of depression.
Q. How does Espam differ from imipramine?
Espam 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. Espam is not a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines decrease the anxiety and induce sleep. Espam 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. Espam 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 Espam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Espam with Reboxetine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Reboxetine: Rebotin, Reboot
Espam with Tizanidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tizanidine: Sirdalud, Tizalide, Ginox, Tizpa
Espam with Terfenadine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Terfenadine: Terfed, Trexyl, Daylert
Espam with Selegiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Selegiline: Jumex, Selgin, Elegelin, Eldepryl
Espam with Moclobemide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moclobemide: Trima, Rimarex
Espam with Rasagiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar, Rasagin
Espam with Sibutramine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Sibutramine: Reduce, MEDISLIM (MERIDIAN), Sintrim, Sibutrex, Sibutrim, Sibuslim, Deobese, Keep Fit, Sibunet
Espam with Asenapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Asenapine: Welenuf, Definium
Espam with Oxazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxazepam: Zaxpam
Espam with Amineptine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Amineptine: Survector
Espam with Blonanserin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Espam with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin, Neofost, Rapitoin
Espam with Camylofin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Camylofin: Bigspas
Espam with Eletriptan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Eletriptan: Elipran
Espam with Fenoverine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenoverine: Spasmopriv
Espam with Cyclandelate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclandelate: Cevadil, Cyclospasmol
Espam with Zuclopenthixol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zuclopenthixol: Clopixol-Acuphase
Espam with Darunavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Darunavir: Virem
Espam with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol, Butrum
Espam with Galantamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Galantamine: Galamer
Espam with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt, Ilopride, Ilosure, Iiosure
Espam with Bupropion
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bupropion: Bupep, Unidep, Zyban, Bulet, Atydep, Ession, Smoquit, Zupion
Espam with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Espam with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Dionindon
Espam with Celiprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Celiprolol: Celipress
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hyoscine butylbromide: Hyocimax, Spaslin H, Biscotas, Xspas, Belloid, Hyoswift, Buscogast, Hyoscine Bromide, Hikin, Hyosil, Hylac, Hyopil
Espam with Oxyphenonium
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxyphenonium: Antrenyl
Espam with Exenatide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Exenatide: Exapride
Espam with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Pimoz, Arkazid, Pimide, Mozep, Orap
Espam with Penfluridol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penfluridol: Penridol
Espam with Pentazocine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Fortwin, Pentawin, Riddof, Pentalab, Nicozocin, Fortstar, Unizocine
Espam with Fentanyl
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fentanyl: Fent, Trofentyl
Espam with Paliperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris, Invega Sustenna, Palivega, Palica OD, Palip, Palicalm
One of the following vendor pharmacies will deliver Espam 20mg Tablet: USF, SBL, BLE, MDH, BRC, HGI, PNT, BSN, EMB, SVH, RWP, BAL, SBA, SGH, RPP, LMS, DFP, RPI, BNA, ENP, VRS, PEN, OHM, TOM, HTS, LHA, NVL, HPC, HAT, VJS, BBN, AAY, SVS, HNP, BHP, BAP, BMJ, AVS, SWA, VNS, RUS, SYN, GTC, UMP, SRG, IPL, CHP, DYG, LCC, PPR, MAK, PLT, DPP, DAO, MAM, ABP, NNP, BHA, BLS, PHN, DVH, TRP, AVL, AWS, ARD, WSI, SWP, ANP, SHD, BHM, PRL, SPD, BHS, KAL, THP, KNH, KMC, BNT, JVO, MKT, MBP, NVY, SAF, HEX, WHL, ESY, JBT, JIV, JSL, HBV, GPP, NTB, TNH, EQN, MPC, STA, HMP, CRN, RHL, MAP, DGN, SJP, MSD, JHC, QLF, KHH, MAX, 9MM, ATL, RKS, SLN, 9T9, DZY, DHP, NSL, TSS, RHW, TFP, CLT, SWT, SCH, EAN, PRT, KHC, BGS, IAD, BIO, NNH, ZPR, AAR, NDP, PRN, SHC, PMA, RSA, GPT, SSA, KIS, RDH, VDH, ANT, RDR, QTM, SMN, AMR, 4IT, HCP, AGT, MLC, HIP, DPL, PTI, BTM, MDO, OWP, DHR, SGC, ATP, DLP, AYU, GTK, NXG, JJE, SDM, GHR, NAS, OIP, NTL, PWN, UBL, PVP, ZEL, HSP, RJH, MMS, RSS, EPS, UHP, ZVP, FGH, BLP, GNC, HZF, BDN, HSM, BBS, OLT, ADT, JVN, AYM, GBL

Substitutes for Espam Tablet

Nexito 20mg Tablet
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹13.45/Tablet
15% costlier
Rexipra 20mg Tablet
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹13/Tablet
11% costlier
C-Pram S 20mg Tablet
Unichem Laboratories Ltd
₹13/Tablet
11% costlier
₹12.99/Tablet
11% costlier
Feliz-S 20mg Tablet
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹13/Tablet
11% costlier
Related OTC Products
Quogress Soft Gelatin Capsule
MRP59210% off
533
Bilovas Tablet
MRP1805% off
171
Himalaya Mentat Syrup
MRP1355% off
128
Ginkocer Tablet
MRP163.95% off
156
Himalaya Mentat Tablet
MRP1005% off
95
Recharje Plus Capsule
MRP87.86% off
82
Gudmensia Tablet
MRP1205% off
114
Neurozan Tablet
MRP49510% off
446
Health OK Syrup
MRP1007% off
93
Top Psychiatrists
Dr. Deepak Raheja
MBBS, MD, Fellowship
4.6
4.6
4.4
4.2
Dr. Samir Parikh
MBBS, MD, Diploma
4.6
cross img