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Stalopam Plus Tablet


Overview

Uses of Stalopam Plus Tablet

Stalopam Plus Tablet is used in the treatment of anxiety disorder.

Stalopam Plus Tablet side effects

Common
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Memory impairment
  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness
  • Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm)
  • Low sexual desire
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Uncoordinated body movements

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

How Stalopam Plus Tablet works

Stalopam Plus Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Clonazepam and escitalopram, which has anxiety-lowering and mood-enhancing effects. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine (BZD) which increases the action of GABA, a chemical messenger that suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Escitalopram is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which increases the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger that improves mood.

Stalopam Plus Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Stalopam Plus Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Stalopam Plus Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Stalopam Plus Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Stalopam Plus Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Stalopam Plus Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Stalopam Plus Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Stalopam Plus Tablet can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Stalopam Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Stalopam Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Stalopam Plus

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Sir, my doctor had prescribed me pexti cr 12 .5 for my anxiety disorder. I had taken this medicine for 4 months and now my stopped this medication. After stopping it i feel moderately nauseated. My question is how long it will take to feel normal again?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
another month, take Ondem 4mg once daily in mornig
I m suffering from anxiety ,, prescribed me setarline 100 mg ( daxid) how long I can take this medicine ,, can I use it's low cost substitute ,, plz suggest
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Maintenance phase after first episode of anxiety disorder lasts for 6 months,medicines are then gradually tapered off. Other substitutes are available but if you are better with it, it's better to continue because other antidepressant may or may not work adequately.
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FAQs

Q. Can the Stalopam Plus cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Stalopam Plus may make you feel drowsy or you may fall asleep suddenly during your routine activities like watching television, talking, eating or riding in a car. You might not feel drowsy or have any other warning signs before you suddenly fall asleep. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medication affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such symptoms.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Stalopam Plus can lead to increased chances of side effects and toxicity. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms that is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Any special instruction regarding storage and disposal of Stalopam Plus?

Keep Stalopam Plus in a container that is tightly closed and out of children's reach. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children and other people cannot consume them.

Q. What is Stalopam Plus?

Stalopam Plus is a combination of two medicines: Clonazepam and Escitalopram. This combination is used to treat anxiety and mood disorders. Clonazepam works by decreasing abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Escitalopram works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps to improve mood.

Q. Can I stop taking Stalopam Plus when my symptoms are relieved?

No, you should not stop taking Stalopam Plus even if you feel well. Continue taking your medicine as advised. Your doctor may lower your dose gradually if your symptoms are improving.
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