LIFODEP PLUS TABLET

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Composition for Lifodep Plus 7.5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Lifodep Plus Tablet

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Uses of Lifodep Plus Tablet

LIFODEP PLUS 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 Lifodep Plus Tablet

Common

Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.

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How to use Lifodep 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. LIFODEP PLUS TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lifodep Plus Tablet works

Lifodep plus 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 Lifodep Plus Tablet

Expert advice for Lifodep Plus Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Lifodep plus 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 Lifodep plus, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Lifodep plus, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Lifodep plus is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Warnings
Special precautions for LIFODEP PLUS TABLET
Alcohol
CAUTION
LIFODEP PLUS TABLET may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
LIFODEP PLUS 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
LIFODEP PLUS TABLET is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
LIFODEP PLUS TABLET may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
LIFODEP PLUS TABLET should be used with caution in patients
with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of LIFODEP PLUS TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
LIFODEP PLUS TABLET should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of LIFODEP PLUS TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 200mg Injection, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, Dianorm 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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lifodep Plus 7.5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Escitalopram

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