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Galop Plus 5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Galop Plus 5mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety disorder. It is the combination medicine that calms the brain by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells. It also works by increasing the level of a chemical messenger in the brain which improves mood.

Galop Plus 5mg 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 it may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include delayed ejaculation, low sexual desire, vomiting, memory impairment, depression, and confusion. 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. It may cause weight gain or weight loss depending upon person to person. To prevent weight gain, you can eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. On the other hand, weight loss can be prevented by increasing food portions in your diet. It is important to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it can cause suicidal thoughts.

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 Galop Plus Tablet

Side effects of Galop Plus Tablet

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

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

How Galop Plus Tablet works

Galop Plus 5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Clonazepam and escitalopram, which has anxiety-lowering and mood-enhancing effects. Clonazepam 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
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Galop Plus 5mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Galop Plus 5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Galop Plus 5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Galop Plus 5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Galop Plus 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Galop Plus 5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Galop Plus 5mg Tablet can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Galop Plus 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Galop Plus 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Patient Concerns

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I'm insomic patient on estop plus
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Sleep problems are often caused by underlying physical and/ or psychological cause. This requires examination of the patient so that proper treatment can be initiated. Often stress/ anxiety/ depression or mood disorder needs to be dealt with and sleeping pills are not adequate treatment. Please go through the link below - http://drjyotikapoor.com/2015/01/26/sleep-disorders/
I have affected social anxiety disorder for 20 years.l have taken medicine 1)desstar xr 50 2)etilaam.0.25 3)arminol. 10 4)vincoma plus. Is this medicine correct?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Plz send chemical composition of desstar, arminol, vin coma plus
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FAQs

Q. Can the Galop Plus cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Galop Plus may make you feel drowsy or you may fall asleep suddenly during your routine activities like watching television, talking, eating or riding in a car. You might not feel drowsy or have any other warning signs before you suddenly fall asleep. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medication affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such symptoms.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Galop Plus can lead to increased chances of side effects and toxicity. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms that is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Any special instruction regarding storage and disposal of Galop Plus?

Keep Galop Plus in a container that is tightly closed and out of children's reach. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children and other people cannot consume them.

Q. What is Galop Plus?

Galop Plus is a combination of two medicines: Clonazepam and Escitalopram. This combination is used to treat anxiety disorders. Clonazepam works by decreasing abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Escitalopram works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps to improve mood.

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

No, you should not stop taking Galop Plus even if you feel well. Continue taking your medicine as advised. Your doctor may lower your dose gradually if your symptoms are improving.

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References
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