SCITADEP 10MG TABLET
SCITADEP 10MG TABLET is a type of antidepressant which belongs to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (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.
SCITADEP 10MG TABLET works by increasing 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 SCITADEP 10MG 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 on 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 SCITADEP 10MG 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 SCITADEP 10MG 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 SCITADEP 10MG TABLET.
Depression, Mental health conditions like anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder
SCITADEP 10MG TABLET is a type of antidepressant which belongs to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and is primarily used in the treatment of depression and other mental health conditions which include anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. SCITADEP 10MG TABLET works by increasing 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.
Taking SCITADEP 10MG 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).
Drug-Drug Interaction: This medicine may have an interaction with anti-depressants such as phenelzine, iproniazid and tranylcypromine, medicines used to treat Parkinson's disease such as selegiline. Taking this medicine with SCITADEP 10MG TABLET can increase the risk of side effects, antibiotic linezolid, lithium (used in the treatment of manic-depressive disorder) and tryptophan, anti-depressants such as Imipramine and desipramine, medicines used to treat migraines such as Sumatriptan, medicines used for severe pain such as tramadol, medicines used for stomach ulcers such as Cimetidine, lansoprazole, and omeprazole, medicines used to treat fungal infections such as fluconazole, medicines used to reduce the risk of strokes such as ticlopidine, blood-thinning medicines (warfarin, dipyridamole, and phenprocoumon) and pain killers, antimalarials such as mefloquine, medicines used for heart diseases such as flecainide, propafenone. Medicines that decrease blood levels of potassium or magnesium, as these increase the risk of life-threatening heart rhythm disorder.
Drug-Food Interaction: SCITADEP 10MG TABLET may interact with multi-mineral or other herbal/ayurvedic supplements. So, if you are using any of the OTC items please tell your doctor.
Drug-Disease Interaction: People affected with bipolar disorder (manic depression), bleeding or blood clotting disorder, drug addiction or suicidal thoughts, liver or kidney disease, seizures, low levels of sodium in your blood, cardiovascular disorders like high blood pressure, chest pain (angina), and coronary artery disease should avoid intake of SCITADEP 10MG TABLET.
It is not recommended to take alcohol with SCITADEP 10MG TABLET to avoid unpleasant side-effects.
SCITADEP 10MG 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.
SCITADEP 10MG 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 SCITADEP 10MG 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 SCITADEP 10MG TABLET as it may cause drowsiness and interfere with your driving ability.
SCITADEP 10MG 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.
SCITADEP 10MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions as dose adjustment might be required.
SCITADEP 10MG TABLET is not recommended in children below 12 years of age.
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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.
SCITADEP 10MG TABLET is not advised in cases if a person is allergic to SCITADEP 10MG TABLET, has epilepsy, or are having electroconvulsive treatment as SCITADEP 10MG TABLET may increase your risk of having a seizure. SCITADEP 10MG TABLET should not be taken by a person having heart problems as taking SCITADEP 10MG 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.
SCITADEP 10MG 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 SCITADEP 10MG 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 SCITADEP 10MG TABLET, wear loose clothing, and use a strong antiperspirant. If you are unable to sleep after taking SCITADEP 10MG TABLET, prefer to take it in the morning to avoid sleep disturbances. If you feel sleepy after taking SCITADEP 10MG TABLET, avoid taking it in the evening and limit your alcohol intake. If you feel tired or weak after taking SCITADEP 10MG TABLET, sit or lie down until you feel better. If you feel that the side-effects are worsening, please consult your doctor.
Taking SCITADEP 10MG 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, SCITADEP 10MG 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, SCITADEP 10MG TABLET might cause memory problems along with headache, confusion, trouble concentrating, weakness, or unsteadiness.
SCITADEP 10MG 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 SCITADEP 10MG TABLET depending upon the type and severity of your symptoms.
In case you miss a dose of SCITADEP 10MG TABLET, do not take a double dose of SCITADEP 10MG TABLET. If you remember the missed dose before sleeping, take it at that time and take SCITADEP 10MG 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 SCITADEP 10MG 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 SCITADEP 10MG TABLET as the sudden stoppage of this medicine can lead to unpleasant side-effects.
SCITADEP 10MG TABLET
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