SC Talo 5mg Tablet

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Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for SC Talo 5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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30.77
₹3.08/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of SC Talo Tablet

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Uses of SC Talo Tablet

SC Talo 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 SC Talo Tablet

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

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How to use SC Talo 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 SC Talo 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How SC Talo Tablet works

Sc talo 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 SC Talo Tablet

Expert advice for SC Talo Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Sc talo 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 Sc talo, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Sc talo, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Sc talo is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Warnings
Special precautions for SC Talo 5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
SC Talo 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
SC Talo 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
SC Talo 5mg 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
SC Talo 5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SC Talo 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of SC Talo 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
SC Talo 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith liver disease. Dose adjustment of SC Talo 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 200mg Injection, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, Serenace 5mg Injection 1ml, Paliris 3mg 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 SC Talo 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Escitalopram

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