ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET
ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET is a type of antidepressant which belongs to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and is primarily used in the treatment of depression and other mental health conditions which include anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Depression is a mood disorder that affects day to day life of a person. A person may have symptoms such as feeling sad or feeling of loss and might have mood swings. Anxiety is defined as an emotion that is characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and symptoms like increased blood pressure. Anxiety disorder also includes panic disorder which is characterized by sudden feelings of terror. In Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a person feels the need to think or perform things repeatedly.
ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET works by increasing the serotonin levels. Serotonin is a chemical messenger in the brain which is responsible for improving the mood and physical symptoms of depression. It is also responsible for relieving symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks, and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
You can take ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET with or without food. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite, or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience a decreased or increased appetite, weight gain, pain, sweating, fatigue, or high fever. Most of these side effects of ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Try not to stop taking ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET of your own as it may lead to unpleasant side effects. Let your doctor know about this, as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. let your doctor know if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, any heart problems, or are currently taking medicines for depression known as MAO inhibitors (such as Isocarboxazid, Phenelzine, Selegiline) or problems with alcohol or other prescription drugs. These may affect your treatment also Inform your doctor if you are allergic to ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET.
Depression, Mental health conditions like anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder
When you take ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET, it increases the serotonin levels. Serotonin is a chemical messenger in the brain which is responsible for improving the mood and physical symptoms of depression. It is also responsible for relieving symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks, and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Like all medicines, ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You should contact the doctor if you face worsening of side effects such as feeling sick (nausea), headache, blocked or runny nose (sinusitis), increased or decreased appetite, anxiety, restlessness, abnormal dreams, difficulties falling asleep, feeling sleepy, dizziness, yawning, tremors, prickling (tingling sensation) of the skin, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, dry mouth, increased sweating, pain in muscle and joints (arthralgia and myalgia), sexual disturbances (delayed ejaculation, problems with erection, decreased sexual drive and women may experience difficulties achieving orgasm, fatigue, fever and increased weight. Most of the side effects of ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent or if you experience any other side-effect continuously while taking ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET, reach out to your doctor.
Taking ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET should be avoided in patients having epilepsy (Brain disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures), impaired liver or kidney function, diabetes, decreased level of sodium in the blood, tendency to easily develop bleedings or bruises, patients receiving electroconvulsive treatment, having coronary heart disease, suffering or have suffered from heart problems or have recently had a heart attack, having a low resting heart-rate, prolonged severe diarrhoea, and vomiting (Being sick) or using diuretics (water tablets), experiencing a fast or irregular heartbeat, fainting, collapse, or dizziness on standing up, which may indicate abnormal functioning of the heart rate, having or previously had eye problems, such as certain kinds of glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
It is not recommended to take alcohol with ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET to avoid unpleasant side-effects.
ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET is not recommended in pregnancy. However, if you were already taking this medicine before becoming pregnant, do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor. It can pose a small risk of problems for an unborn baby. Your doctor might prescribe you this medicine in pregnancy depending upon your condition as it is important to stay well in pregnancy.
ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET passes into breast milk in very small amounts and might cause side effects in breastfed babies. It can be prescribed if the baby is healthy. However, if after taking ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET, the baby isn't feeding well as usual, or is sleeping a lot than normal, please consult your doctor.
It is not recommended to drive after taking ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET as it may cause drowsiness and interfere with your driving ability.
ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions as dose adjustment might be required.
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Depression: It is a mood disorder that affects day to day life of a person. A person may have symptoms such as feeling sad or feeling of loss and might have mood swings.
Anxiety: It is defined as an emotion that is characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and symptoms like increased blood pressure. Anxiety disorder also includes panic disorder which is characterized by sudden feelings of terror.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): In this disorder, a person feels the need to think or perform things repeatedly.
It takes about 2-4 weeks before you start feeling better. It is advised not to stop this medicine without consulting your doctor as may lead to unpleasant side-effects.
ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET is not advised in cases if a person is allergic to ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET, has epilepsy, or are having electroconvulsive treatment as ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET may increase your risk of having a seizure. ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET should not be taken by a person having heart problems as taking ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET can speed up or change the heartbeat. It should not be given to a person having a low heart rate along with symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting, pregnant women, trying to get pregnant, breastfeeding, having eye problems such as glaucoma. In diabetics, it can cause difficulty in keeping stable blood sugar levels.
ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET should be preferably taken in the morning as taking it at night can keep you awake till late. It is better to take it at a fixed time.
Certain side-effects of ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET can be dealt with simple tips such as if you experience dry mouth, you can chew sugar-free gum or take sugar-free sweets. If you are sweating a lot while taking ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET, wear loose clothing, and use a strong antiperspirant. If you are unable to sleep after taking ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET, prefer to take it in the morning to avoid sleep disturbances. If you feel sleepy after taking ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET, avoid taking it in the evening and limit your alcohol intake. If you feel tired or weak after taking ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET, sit or lie down until you feel better. If you feel that the side-effects are worsening, please consult your doctor.
Taking ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET in more than the recommended dose can cause unpleasant side-effects such as dizziness, tremor, agitation, convulsion, coma, nausea, vomiting, changes in heart rhythm, decreased blood pressure, and change in body fluid/salt balance.
Initially, ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET can make you feel less hungry which can make you lose weight. After some days, you might gain weight as your appetite returns. If you experience too much weight loss or gain, please consult your doctor.
Yes, ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET might cause memory problems along with headache, confusion, trouble concentrating, weakness, or unsteadiness.
ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET should be taken as per the advice of your doctor. Once you start feeling better, you might have to continue it for several months to prevent the symptoms from returning back. Your doctor will advise you on how much time you need to continue ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET depending upon the type and severity of your symptoms.
In case you miss a dose of ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET, do not take a double dose of ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET. If you remember the missed dose before sleeping, take it at that time and take ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET at the same time the next day which were you taking earlier. If you remember the missed dose the next day, leave the skipped dose, and continue with the next dose.
Yes, it is very important to inform your doctor if you are planning to get pregnant and are taking ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET. It is not advised to take this medicine in pregnancy as it might pose a risk to the unborn baby. However, please consult your doctor before you stop taking ESCITALENT 20MG TABLET as the sudden stoppage of this medicine can lead to unpleasant side-effects.