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Questa 10 mg Tablet

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Composition for Questa 10 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Questa 10 mg Tablet

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MRP
78.96
₹7.9/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Questa Tablet

Questa Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Questa are Low sexual desire, Delayed ejaculation, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Vomiting, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Nausea, Weight gain, Erectile dysfunction, Stomach upset, Restlessness.

How to use Questa 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. Questa 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Questa Tablet works

Questa 10 mg 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 Questa Tablet

Expert advice for Questa Tablet

  • It is one of the most well tolerated antidepressant.
  • Questa 10 mg Tablet effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic disorders.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Questa 10 mg Tablet to start working.
  • It may cause lesser sexual dysfunction than other similar medications.
  • Take it in the morning since it can keep you awake if taken late at night.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Questa 10 mg Tablet is very less.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.
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Questa Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Questa Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Questa 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Questa 10 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Questa 10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Questa 10 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Questa 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Questa 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Questa 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Questa 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Questa Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Questa 10 mg Tablet, 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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Frequently asked questions about Questa Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

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

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Taking Questa with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Questa with Tizanidine
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Medicines with composition Tizanidine: Tizonec, Tidired, Sirdalud, Tizalide
Questa with Terfenadine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Terfenadine: Terfed, Trexyl, Daylert
Questa with Selegiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Selegiline: Jumex, Selgin, Elegelin
Questa with Rasagiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar, Rasagin
Questa with Reboxetine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Reboxetine: Rebotin
Questa with Sibutramine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Sibutramine: Obewin, Welose, Beslim, Reduce, Sintrim, Sibutrex, Sibutrim, Sibuslim, Deobese
Questa with Moclobemide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moclobemide: Trima, Rimarex
Questa with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Arkazid, Pimide, Mozep, Orap
Questa with Paliperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris, Invega Sustenna, Palivega, Palica OD, Palip
Questa with Eletriptan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Eletriptan: Elipran
Questa with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol, Butrum
Questa with Bupropion
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bupropion: Bupro, Bupep, Unidep, Zyban, Bulet, Atydep, Ession, Smoquit, Zupion
Questa with Pentazocine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Pentawin, Riddof, Pentalab
Questa with Asenapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Asenapine: Welenuf, Definium
Questa with Zuclopenthixol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zuclopenthixol: Clopixol-Acuphase
Questa with Penfluridol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penfluridol: Penridol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hyoscine butylbromide: Cholipan, Xspas, Hyoscine Bromide, Hikin
Questa with Celiprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Celiprolol: Celipress
Questa with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt, Ilopride, Ilosure, Iiosure
Questa with Fentanyl
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fentanyl: Fent, Trofentyl
Questa with Darunavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Darunavir: Virem
Questa with Galantamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Galantamine: Galamer
Questa with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin, Neofost
Questa with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Questa with Glipizide
SERIOUS
Questa with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Acidion, Dionindon
Questa with Fenoverine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenoverine: Spasmopriv
Questa with Exenatide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Exenatide: Exapride
Questa with Oxyphenonium
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxyphenonium: Antrenyl
Questa with Camylofin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Camylofin: Bigspas
Questa with Blonanserin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Questa with Cyclandelate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclandelate: Cevadil, Cyclospasmol
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