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Essita 10mg Tablet

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Composition for Essita 10mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Essita 10mg Tablet

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₹8.24/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Essita Tablet

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Essita Tablet side effects

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Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.

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

How Essita Tablet works

Essita 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 Essita Tablet

Expert advice for Essita Tablet

  • May be among the best-tolerated antidepressants.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Essita 10mg 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 Essita 10mg Tablet, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Essita 10mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Essita 10mg Tablet is very less.
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Essita Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Essita Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Essita 10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Essita 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
Essita 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
Essita 10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Essita 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Essita 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Essita 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Essita 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Essita Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Essita 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.

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Frequently asked questions about Essita Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

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