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Escitalopram Oxalate

Information about Escitalopram Oxalate

Escitalopram Oxalate Uses

Escitalopram Oxalate is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder and Panic disorder.

How Escitalopram Oxalate works

Escitalopram Oxalate 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 of depression and also relieves symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

Common side effects of Escitalopram Oxalate

Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm) in women, Decreased libido, Delayed ejaculation, Fatigue, Increased sweating, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Nausea, Sleepiness
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Expert advice for Escitalopram Oxalate

  • 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 or dependence potential of Escitalopram Oxalate is very less.
  • It has a lower chance of causing sexual dysfunction than other similar medications.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor first.
  • Some people can develop dizziness or drowsiness after taking this medicine. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you

Frequently asked questions for Escitalopram Oxalate

Escitalopram Oxalate

Q. How long does it take for Escitalopram Oxalate to work?

Usually, it will take about 2-4 weeks before you start feeling better, however, full benefits may take a little longer. Therefore, do not stop taking Escitalopram Oxalate without consulting your doctor. 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 Escitalopram Oxalate?

The most common side effects of Escitalopram Oxalate 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 Escitalopram Oxalate 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 difficulty in achieving orgasm.

Q. What is Escitalopram Oxalate used for?

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

Q. Is Escitalopram Oxalate dangerous?

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

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

It is usually recommended to take Escitalopram Oxalate once a day in the morning since it can keep you awake if taken late at night. 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 Escitalopram Oxalate on my own?

Escitalopram Oxalate 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 if I accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Escitalopram Oxalate?

If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Escitalopram Oxalate, 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 changes in heart rhythm, decreased blood pressure, and change in body fluid/salt balance.

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

It is usually recommended to take Escitalopram Oxalate once a day in the morning since it can keep you awake if taken late at night. 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.

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