Olarc 5mg Tablet

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Sigmund Promedica

Composition for Olarc 5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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Alcohol
30.6
₹3.06/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Olarc Tablet

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Uses of Olarc Tablet

Olarc 5mg 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 Olarc Tablet

Common

Sleep disorder, Fatigue, Nausea, Dry mouth, Increased sweating, Weakness.

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How to use Olarc 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 Olarc 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Olarc Tablet works

Olarc 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 Olarc Tablet

Expert advice for Olarc Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Olarc 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 Olarc, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Olarc, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Olarc is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Olarc 5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Olarc 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Olarc 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Olarc 5mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.

Babies should be monitored for behavioral side effects such as sleepiness or fussiness.
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Driving
Olarc 5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or
decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Olarc 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olarc 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Limited information is available on the use of Olarc 5mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Olarc 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients wit
h liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olarc 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 200mg Injection, Rimarex 300mg Capsule, Gli 2mg Tablet, Glisen 1mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Citalopram, 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 Olarc 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Citalopram

Olarc is used in the treatment of depression and panic disorder
Olarc may cause certain side effects such as headaches, high blood pressure and rarely rapid weight gain
Olarc does not contain MAOI. However, Olarc should not be taken if a MAOI inhibitor is taken in the past 14 days, as it may cause dangerous drug interaction.

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