Etinap Plus Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Etinap Plus Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat depression. It is a combination medicine that calms the brain by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells. It also increases the level of chemical messenger in the brain which improves mood.

Etinap Plus Tablet can be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor as it has habit-forming potential. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important not to stop taking this medicine suddenly as this may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, memory impairment, low sexual desire, and delayed ejaculation. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Remember to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it can cause suicidal thoughts and can be dangerous for you. This medicine may cause weight gain and to control it, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

Take caution while taking medicine if you are suffering from liver disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Etinap Plus Tablet

Benefits of Etinap Plus Tablet

In Depression

Etinap Plus Tablet helps in maintaining the balance of certain chemicals in the brain that affect mood and behavior. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, helps you sleep better and increases your energy levels. Etinap Plus Tablet also prevents extreme changes in mood and helps you feel less agitated. You may experience fewer episodes of depression and low mood.
It can take several weeks for this medicine to work and you may still feel low during this time. It is likely that you will take this medicine for at least six months but possibly much longer. It needs to be taken regularly to work effectively. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Side effects of Etinap Plus Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Etinap Plus

  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Memory impairment
  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness
  • Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm)
  • Low sexual desire
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Uncoordinated body movements

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

How Etinap Plus Tablet works

Etinap Plus Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Etizolam and escitalopram which have anxiety-lowering and mood-enhancing effects. Etizolam is a benzodiazepine (BZD) which increases the action of GABA, a chemical messenger that suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Escitalopram is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which increases the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger that improves mood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Etinap Plus Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Etinap Plus Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Etinap Plus Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Etinap Plus Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Etinap Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Etinap Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Etinap Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Etinap Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Etinap Plus Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Etinap Plus 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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Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Patient Concerns

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DEPRESSION SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Depression is a persistent state of sadness that is the result of interaction between one's inner biological and psychological state and gets triggered of with environmental stressors. Reactive depression is in response to a situation like loss, sickness, trauma etc. Endogenous depression occurs without any noticeable environmental stressors. Psychological symptoms include lack of interest, negative thinking, irritability, frustration, feeling demotivated etc. Somatic symptoms like fatigue/ weakness/ lack of sleep/ lack of appetite and other physical symptoms are common. Anxiety is common. In severe cases one may feel helpless and hopeless enough to wish for death or attempt suicide. Treatment includes physical and psychiatric work up following which medicines can be prescribed. In milder cases, psychotherapy or counselling is recommended.
Depression,anexity,body. Laziness Depression anxiety,f ear,body laziness
Dr. Ankur Kumar Tanwar
Ayurveda
Ok since how many months you are suffer from
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Etinap Plus Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Are there any important warnings associated with use of Etinap Plus Tablet?

During the first few months of treatment, Etinap Plus Tablet may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some patient, in the first few months of treatment. Patients having mood or behavioral disorders have a high risk of developing suicidal thoughts and actions. You should pay close attention and report your doctor of any such behavior or mood changes. Make sure that you visit the doctor for the scheduled follow-up appointments.

Q. Can I stop taking Etinap Plus Tablet when my symptoms are relieved?

No, you should continue to take Etinap Plus Tablet, even if you feel well. If you stop Etinap Plus Tablet suddenly, serious withdrawal symptoms may occur. Consult your doctor if the symptoms are relieved, he might decrease your dose gradually.

Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Etinap Plus Tablet?

There are reports that suggest that the use of Etinap Plus Tablet can cause weight gain. If you maintain good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight. An important point to remember is that it is easier to prevent weight gain than to lose increased weight.

Q. Can the use of Etinap Plus Tablet cause sleepiness?

Yes, Etinap Plus Tablet can make you feel sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities till you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Etinap Plus Tablet?

No, do not drink alcohol while you are taking Etinap Plus Tablet. Drinking alcohol can increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Etinap Plus Tablet.

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References

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Manufacturer/Marketer Address

Icon Life Sciences, Div. Of Mesmer Pharmaceuticals, No.202/6, Lane In.30, Phase-II, IDA, Cherlapally, Hyderabad, 500 051 AP
Country of Origin: India

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