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    Etizolam + Escitalopram Oxalate

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    Etizolam + escitalopram oxalate uses

    Etizolam+Escitalopram Oxalate is used in the treatment of depression.

    How etizolam + escitalopram oxalate works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Etizolam and escitalopram which have anxiety-lowering and mood-enhancing effects. Etizolam 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.

    Common side effects of etizolam + escitalopram oxalate

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Confusion, Uncoordinated body movements, Drowsiness, Tiredness, Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm), Delayed ejaculation, Low sexual desire, Memory impairment
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    27 Nov 2018 | 11:05 AM (IST)
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    Frequently asked questions for Etizolam + Escitalopram Oxalate

    Etizolam + Escitalopram Oxalate

    Q. Are there any important warnings associated with use of Etizolam+Escitalopram Oxalate?

    During the first few months of treatment, Etizolam+Escitalopram Oxalate may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some patient, in the first few months of treatment. Patients having mood or behavioral disorders have a high risk of developing suicidal thoughts and actions. You should pay close attention and report your doctor of any such behavior or mood changes. Make sure that you visit the doctor for the scheduled follow-up appointments.

    Q. Can I stop taking Etizolam+Escitalopram Oxalate when my symptoms are relieved?

    No, you should continue to take Etizolam+Escitalopram Oxalate, even if you feel well. If you stop Etizolam+Escitalopram Oxalate suddenly, serious withdrawal symptoms may occur. Consult your doctor if the symptoms are relieved, he might decrease your dose gradually.

    Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Etizolam+Escitalopram Oxalate?

    There are reports that suggest that the use of Etizolam+Escitalopram Oxalate can cause weight gain. If you maintain good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight. An important point to remember is that it is easier to prevent weight gain than to lose increased weight.

    Q. Can the use of Etizolam+Escitalopram Oxalate cause sleepiness?

    Yes, Etizolam+Escitalopram Oxalate can make you feel sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities till you know how this medicine affects you.

    Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Etizolam+Escitalopram Oxalate?

    No, do not drink alcohol while you are taking Etizolam+Escitalopram Oxalate. Drinking alcohol can increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Etizolam+Escitalopram Oxalate.

    Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Etizolam+Escitalopram Oxalate?

    Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 November, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)