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Szetalo 10 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Szetalo Tablet

Szetalo 10 Tablet is a type of antidepressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders such as anxiety, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Szetalo 10 Tablet can be taken with or without food but take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. It may be increased gradually. If you have trouble sleeping it may be best to take this medicine in the morning. It may take a few weeks before you start to feel better. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Your condition may get worse or you may suffer unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement after four weeks.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes low sexual desire, delayed ejaculation, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), and vomiting. It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may cause weight gain and to control it, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly. It may even cause hair loss but this effect resolves after discontinuing the medicine. Remember to inform doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it may lead to suicidal thoughts and can be dangerous for you.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, heart problems, glaucoma, drug addiction or bipolar disorder. These may affect your treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Some other medicines may affect the way it works, especially other antidepressants and medicines called MAO inhibitors. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe.

Uses of Szetalo Tablet

Szetalo Tablet side effects

Common
  • Low sexual desire
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Stomach upset

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

How Szetalo Tablet works

Szetalo 10 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.

Szetalo Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Szetalo 10 Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Szetalo 10 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Szetalo 10 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Szetalo 10 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Szetalo 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Szetalo 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Szetalo 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Szetalo 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Szetalo Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Szetalo 10 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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Expert Advice

  • Szetalo 10 Tablet effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety disorder.
  • 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.
  • It has a lower chance of causing sexual dysfunction than other similar medications.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Szetalo 10 Tablet is very less.
  • Szetalo 10 Tablet is when taken in combination with other drugs leads to Serotonin syndrome. Avoid serotonergic drugs like triptans, lithium, and tramadol.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Szetalo with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Imirise, Imikon
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Szetalo

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Hair sir madium am preparing for civils exam last to months to suffering with sickness and mentally depression one type of sad feeling when am going cet exam hall fully nervsed sir pls help me
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Escitalopram is an antidepressant and clonazepam is an anxiolytic. Since you are preparing for exam, take szetalo 10 mg plain and clonazepam 0.25 mg sos for anxiety. It takes few weeks for medicines to start working . Maintain regular follow up with prescribing psychiatrist.
My father do not want to leave the room. wants to live in darkness, don't visit park, don't want to meet persons. Always wanted to take sleep dose. Pls advise and help me. He takes Szetalo Plus, Nexito 10, Lonazep
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Depression is a persistent state of sadness that is the result of interaction between one's inner biological and psychological state and gets triggered of with environmental stressors. Reactive depression is in response to a situation like loss, sickness, trauma etc. Endogenous depression occurs without any noticeable environmental stressors. Psychological symptoms include lack of interest, negative thinking, irritability, frustration, feeling demotivated etc. Somatic symptoms like fatigue/ weakness/ lack of sleep/ lack of appetite and other physical symptoms are common. Anxiety is common. In severe cases one may feel helpless and hopeless enough to wish for death or attempt suicide. Treatment includes physical and psychiatric work up following which medicines can be prescribed. If your father is not responding to prescribed medicines, your psychiatrist may need to change medicines or revise diagnosis. In some cases, psychotherapy or counselling is recommended along with medication.
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Szetalo to work?

Usually, it will take about 2-4 weeks before you start feeling better, but do not stop taking Szetalo without consulting your doctor. Full benefits may take a little longer. Talk to your doctor if taking the medicine does not make you feel better or you feel worse even after taking the medicine.

Q. What are the most common side effects of Szetalo?

The most common side effects of Szetalo are headache and nausea. Other common side effects include blocked or runny nose, decreased or increased appetite, anxiety, restlessness, and abnormal dreams. You may also experience sleepiness or difficulty falling asleep, dizziness, yawning, tremors, diarrhea, or constipation. Other side effects of Szetalo may be vomiting, dry mouth, increased sweating, fatigue, fever, increase in weight, and pain in muscles and joints. Using this medicine may even cause delayed ejaculation, problems with erection, decreased sexual drive and women may experience difficulties achieving orgasm.

Q. What is Szetalo used for?

Szetalo is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders such as social phobia, anxiety disorder, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Q. Is Szetalo dangerous?

The use of Szetalo in children, adolescents and young adults may increase their risk of experiencing suicidal tendencies. You should always discuss the risks and benefits of taking Szetalo with your doctor before taking it. Remember that children younger than 12 years of age should not be given Szetalo.

Q. Is Szetalo better taken at night or in the morning?

It is usually recommended to take Szetalo once a day either in the morning or in the evening. You can take it with or without food. You should prefer taking it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it.

Q. Can I stop taking Szetalo on my own?

Szetalo should not be stopped abruptly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Though the withdrawal symptoms are usually mild and disappear within 2 weeks, it is not recommended to stop it without consulting your doctor. You should rather consult your doctor who will reduce the dose gradually.

Q. What are the withdrawal symptoms one may experience?

The withdrawal symptoms include dizziness, sleep disturbances like vivid dreams, nightmares and inability to sleep, anxiety, and headaches. You may also get burning sensations, electric shock sensations, and feelings like pins and needles. Withdrawal symptoms may also include nausea, sweating including night sweats, restlessness or agitation, tremors, confusion, irritability, diarrhea, visual disturbances, and palpitations.

Q. What if I accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Szetalo?

If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Szetalo, seek immediate medical attention in a nearby hospital or call your doctor immediately. The symptoms of overdose dizziness, tremor, agitation, convulsion, coma, nausea, and vomiting. You may also experience change in heart rhythm, decreased blood pressure and change in body fluid/salt balance.

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