Geripram Tablet

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Composition for Geripram NA Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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₹7.0/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Geripram Tablet

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Uses of Geripram Tablet

Geripram Tablet is used in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia, Post traumatic stress disorder and Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Side effects of Geripram Tablet

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Nausea, Diarrhoea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Fatigue.

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How to use Geripram 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Geripram Tablet at a fixed time.

How Geripram Tablet works

Geripram 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 Geripram Tablet

Expert advice for Geripram Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Geripram 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 Geripram, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Geripram, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Geripram is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Geripram Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Geripram Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Geripram 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Geripram Tablet should be used with caution during lactation
. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Geripram Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Geripram Tablet should be used with caution in patients with
severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Geripram Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 2mg Injection, Rimarex 300mg Capsule, Gli 2mg Tablet, Glychek 40mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Escitalopram, 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 for Geripram NA Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Escitalopram

Geripram 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.
Geripram increases the activity of serotonin a chemical which is also involved in the vomiting process so makes the person nauseating.
Yes, Geripram is indicated for depression associated with anxiety.However, consult your doctor before taking Geripram in any condition.
Geripram 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.
Geripram 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.
Geripram can be used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) but there are better alternatives available, in case they don't work then Geripram can be used. Although it is prescribed in a higher dose and for longer duration in case of OCD in comparison to depression.
Geripram may itself cause sleep disorders. So it is not recommended for the sleep problem.
There are some case reports of hair loss with the use of Geripram. 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 Geripram.
Q. Which is better medication, Geripram or sertraline?
Geripram is the safest drug in its class. Sertraline can be used in case Geripram doesn't work for depression. However, setraline can be preferred in case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Q. Which is better medication, Geripram or citalopram?
Geripram 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 Geripram to be superior to citalopram for major depression.
Q. Can I take Geripram with diphenhydramine?
It is better to avoid diphenhydramine with Geripram. Diphenhydramine can aggravate side effects of Geripram and can cause dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating.
Q. Can I take Geripram with aspirin?
It is usually avoided as it can increase the chances of bleeding.
Q. Can I take Geripram 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 Geripram be given with lisdexamfetamine?
It is better to avoid this combined therapy of lisdexamfetamine with Geripram, 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 Geripram with methylphenidate?
It is better to avoid methylphenidate with Geripram. Because methylphenidate can increase the blood levels of Geripram 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 I take Geripram with coffee?
There is usually no significant effect of taking coffee with Geripram but a very high quantity of consumption of coffee may cause restlessness and anxiety.
Q. Can I take Geripram 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 Geripram 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 Geripram 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 Geripram with dextromethorphan?
You should not take Dextromethorphan with Geripram. It can lead to the seotonin syndrome. Before taking any medications with Geripram, your should consult with your doctor.
Q. Can I take Geripram and paracetamol?
Yes. There is no known interaction between Geripram and paracetamol.
Q. How does Geripram differ from fluoxetine?
Geripram and fluoxetin belongs to same class of medicine called as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
Q. How doses Geripram differ from amitriptyline?
Geripram 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 Geripram has much lesser side effects in comparison to amitryptiline and so preferred over amitryptiline for the treatment of depression.
Q. How does Geripram differ from imipramine?
Geripram 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.
Tiredness is usually associated with depression. Geripram can alter the sleep quality and can make the person feel tired most of the time.<br>
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.<br>
No. Geripram 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.
No. Geripram is not a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines decrease the anxiety and induce sleep. Geripram 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. Geripram is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
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Substitutes for Geripram

No substitutes found for this medicine
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