Nexito 20mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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130.03
₹13.0/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Nexito Tablet

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Uses of Nexito Tablet

Nexito 20mg 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 Nexito Tablet

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

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How to use Nexito 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 Nexito 20mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Nexito Tablet works

Nexito 20mg 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 Nexito Tablet

Expert advice for Nexito Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Nexito 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 Nexito, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Nexito, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Nexito is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Nexito 20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Nexito 20mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nexito 20mg 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
Nexito 20mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation
. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Nexito 20mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Nexito 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nexito 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Nexito 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nexito 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 200mg Injection, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Paliris 6mg Tablet, Cyblex 60mg XR 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 Nexito 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Escitalopram

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