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Galop 5mg Tablet

Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Galop 5mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Galop 5mg Tablet

10 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Galop Tablet


Galop Tablet side effects


Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.


How to use Galop 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. Galop 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Galop Tablet works

Galop 5mg 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 Galop Tablet

Expert advice for Galop Tablet

  • May be among the best-tolerated antidepressants.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Galop 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 Galop, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Galop, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Galop is very less.
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Galop Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Galop Tablet
Galop 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Galop 5mg 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.
Galop 5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Galop 5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Galop 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Galop 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Galop 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Galop 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Galop Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Galop 5mg 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 Galop Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

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

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