ESTSITAZAN table. 10 mg
Escitalopram belongs to a group of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake serotonin
ESTSITAZAN table. 10 mg
EKTSITAZAN WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR?
Estsitazan contains escitalopram and is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Escitalopram belongs to a group of antidepressants called selective serotonin re-uptake of serotonin. These drugs act on the serotonin system in the brain by increasing serotonin levels. Violations of the serotonin system is considered an important factor in the development of depression and related disorders.
BEFORE YOU TAKE ESTSITAZAN
Estsitazan Do not take if:
You are allergic to escitalopram or any of the other ingredients of Estsitazan.
Taking other drugs that belong to a group called MAO inhibitors, including selegiline / used to treat Parkinson's disease / moclobemide / used to treat depression / linozolid and / antibiotic /
Take special care with Estsitazan
Please tell your doctor if you have any other condition or disease, as you may have to take it into account. In particular, tell your doctor:
If you have epilepsy. Estsitazan therapy should be discontinued if seizures occur or become more frequent
If you have impaired liver or kidney function. You may need a dose adjustment by your doctor.
If you have diabetes. Estsitazan treatment may alter glycemic control. You may need to adjust the dose of insulin and / or oral hypoglycemic agents.
If you have a low level of sodium in the blood
If you have a tendency to bleed easily or bruises
If you are receiving electroconvulsive therapy
If you have coronary heart disease
Thoughts of suicide and worsening of your depression or anxiety disorder
If you are depressed and / or have anxiety disorders you can sometimes have thoughts of harming or killing yourself. They may be worse when taking antidepressants for the first time, since all these take time before they begin to work, usually about two weeks but sometimes longer.
Are more likely to think like this:
If you have previously had thoughts about killing or harming yourself.
If you have thoughts of harming or killing yourself, contact your doctor immediately and go to the hospital.
Some patients with manic-depressive illness may enter a manic phase. It is characterized by unusual and rapidly changing ideas, inappropriate happiness and excessive physical activity.
Symptoms such as restlessness or difficulty sitting or standing at rest can also occur during the first few weeks of treatment. If you notice these signs, contact your doctor immediately.
Sometimes you may not notice the above symptoms and therefore may decide that it would be useful to ask a friend or relative to help you track the emergence of any signs of a change in your behavior.
Use in children and adolescents under 18 years:
Estsitazan should not normally be used in children or adolescents under 18 years. Furthermore, you should know that patients under 18 have an increased risk of side effects such as suicide attempt, suicidal thoughts and hostile behavior when taking drugs of this class. However, your doctor may prescribe Estsitazan for patients under 18 because he / she believes that it is in their interest.
Taking Estsitazan food and drink
Estsitazan can be taken with or without food.
As with many drugs is not recommended combining Estsitazan alcohol, although it is not expected Estsitazan interaction with alcohol.
Pregnancy and lactation:
Estsitazan Do not take if you are pregnant unless you have discussed this with your doctor about the risks and benefits that arise from this.
If you take Estsitazan the last three months of pregnancy, it is necessary to know that these side effects may occur in the newborn baby: difficulty breathing, bluish skin, seizures, changes in body temperature, feeding difficulties, vomiting, low glucose, stiffness or muscle slackness, vivid reflexes, tremor, jitteriness, irritability, lethargy, constant crying, somnolence and difficulty sleeping.
If Estsitazan be used during pregnancy, it should never be discontinued abruptly.
Estsitazan Do not take if you are breastfeeding!
Driving and using machines:
It is not recommended to drive or operate machinery until you know how you act Estsitazan.
HOW TO TAKE ESTSITAZAN?
The usual recommended dose is 10 mg Estsitazan once daily. The dose may be increased by your doctor to a maximum of 20 mg daily.
The starting dose is 5 mg Estsitazan once daily for the first week before increasing the dose to 10 mg. Further dose may be increased by your doctor to a maximum of 20 mg daily.
Social anxiety disorder:
The usual recommended dose is 10 mg Estsitazan once daily. Your doctor may lower your dose or up to 5 mg daily or increase to a maximum of 20 mg daily, depending on your response.
The usual recommended dose is 10 mg once daily. The dose may be increased by your doctor to a maximum of 20 mg daily.
The usual recommended dose is 5 mg once daily.
Children and adolescents:
Usually Estsitazan should not be given to children and adolescents.
You can take Estsitazan with or without food. Swallow the tablets with water. Do not chew them because of their bitter taste.
If necessary, you can split the tablets by first placing the tablet on a flat surface with the score up. Then, the tablet can break by hitting at its ends down with both index fingers.
Duration of treatment:
It may take several weeks before you feel better. Continue to take Estsitaman, even if it takes some time before you feel any improvement in your condition.
Do not change the dose of your medicine unless you have talked about this with your doctor.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Side effects usually subside a few weeks after starting treatment. Please note that many of the reactions can also be symptoms of your illness and therefore disappear when you start to improve.
Uncommon: abnormal bleeding, including gastrointestinal
If you experience swelling of the skin, tongue, lips or face or have difficulty breathing or swallowing, contact your doctor or go to hospital.
If you have a fever, agitation, confusion, trembling and abrupt contractions of muscles that may be signs of a rare condition called serotonin syndrome.
Difficulty in urinating
Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes are signs of liver dysfunction / hepatitis
Additional side effects:
Very common - Lift
Common - stuffy or runny nose, increased or decreased appetite, anxiety, restlessness, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, tremor, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, dry mouth, increased sweating, muscle pain and joint pain, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, Fever, weight gain
Uncommon - hives, rash, itching, teeth grinding, agitation, nervousness, confusion, sleep disturbances, changes in taste, dilated pupils, visual disturbances, ringing in the ears, hair loss, vaginal bleeding, weight loss, swelling of the hands or feet, nose bleeds
Rare - aggression, loss of sense of reality, hallucinations, slow heart rate,
Some patients report:
Decreased levels of sodium in the blood
Dizziness when standing up due to low blood pressure
Abnormal liver function test, movement disorders, painful erection disorders, bleeding, swelling of skin or mucous membranes, leakage of milk from the breast in women who do not breastfeed
The active substance is escitalopram.
Core: microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate.
Coating: hypromellose, titanium dioxide, macrogol 400