Escitalopram

BRAND NAME: Lexapro

General Info

Anxiety disorder or depression problems can be solved using Escitalopram. This oral medicine is chemically similar to Citalopram or Celexa. Escitalopram is a member of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) class drugs. Fluoxetine (Prozac), Sertraline (Zoloft) and paroxetine (Paxil) etc are some of the SSRI drugs. These drugs affect neurotransmitters. A neurotransmitter is used to communicate with another neurotransmitter in human brain. It travels from one nerve to another. Experts think that the imbalance of neurotransmitters is the main culprit for depression. FDA approved Escitalopram in August 2002.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

PREPARATIONS: Solution/Tablets.

Solution - 1 mg/ml

Tablets

- 5mg tablets

- 10 mg tablets

- 20 mg tablets

Depression and generalized anxiety disorder problems are treated with Escitalopram. Although Escitalopram is a member or SSRI drugs, it is not recommended and approved for obsessive compulsive disorders and panic disorders.

Escitalopram can be taken with or without food. 10 mg of Escitalopram once a day is the normal dose. You may take Escitalopram in the morning or evening. Your doctor may prescribe you higher or lower dosage. The dose range is from 10 mg to 20 mg. Do not increase your dose without talking to your physicians. You dosage can be increased by your doctor if your condition is not improved after some weeks. But do not try yourself to increases the dose. Overdose of Escitalopram can be harmful. It may take some weeks to show effect. So do not stop taking Escitalopram all in a sudden or without talking to your doctor.

Medicine interactions

Escitalopram may interact with some other medicines or medical conditions. Do not take Escitalopram without talking to your doctor. MAO class of antidepressants such as procarbazine (Matulane) phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine selegiline (Eldepryl), isocarboxazid (Marplan), (Parnate) etc should be avoided while taking this medicine as MAO class drugs interact with Escitalopram and can cause side effects.

Medicine interactions may lead to some severe side effects like –

  • - Muscle rigidity
  • - Tremor
  • - High fevers
  • - High blood pressure
  • - Confusion
  • - increased activity

Minimum 2 week must elapse before starting Escitalopram, after discontinuing any MAO class inhibitors. Some other medicines like tryptophan should not be taken taking Escitalopram as dizziness, sweating, nausea, headaches etc may occur if both the two medicines are taken at the same time.

Storage

Store Escitalopram between 15°-30° C (59-86 F). Keep it in room temperature and also keep it away from children.

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