S Citadep 20mg Tablet

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Composition for S Citadep 20mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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Medicine Overview of S Citadep Tablet

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Uses of S Citadep Tablet

S Citadep 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 S Citadep Tablet

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Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.

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How to use S Citadep 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 S Citadep 20mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How S Citadep Tablet works

S citadep 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 S Citadep Tablet

Expert advice for S Citadep Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for S citadep 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 S citadep, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the S citadep, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of S citadep is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Warnings
Special precautions for S Citadep 20mg Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
S Citadep 20mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
S Citadep 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
S Citadep 20mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
S Citadep 20mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
S Citadep 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patient
s with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of S Citadep 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
S Citadep 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patient
s with liver disease. Dose adjustment of S Citadep 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, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, K Glim 1mg 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 S Citadep 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Escitalopram

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