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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Escilex 10.
Escilex 10 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the develop... View More
Escilex 10 is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Escilex 10 may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Escilex 10 should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Escilex 10 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Escilex 10 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Escilex 10 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Escilex 10 is widely prescribed to treat depression and other mental health conditions like anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. ... View More
Uses of Escilex 10
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Side effects of Escilex 10
- Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm) in women
- Decreased libido
- Delayed ejaculation
- Increased sweating
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
How to use Escilex 10
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Escilex 10 may be taken wi... View More
How Escilex 10 works
Escilex 10 is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in th... View More
What if you forget to take Escilex 10?
If you miss a dose of Escilex 10, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to you... View More
- Take it in the morning since it can keep you awake if taken late at night.
- Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
- It has a lower chance of causing sexual dysfunction than other similar medications.
- The addiction or dependence potential of Escilex 10 is very less.
- Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor first.
- Some people can develop dizziness or drowsiness after taking this medicine. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how th... View More
Major depressive disorder, Depression, Panic disorder, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Anxiety disorder
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Anxiety; Depression; Obsessive compulsive disorder Adult: 10 mg once daily, increased after at least a wk if needed. Max: 20 mg once daily. Pa... View More
Major Depressive Disorder <12 years: Safety and efficacy not established >12 years: 10 mg PO qDay; may increase dose after at least 3 weeks; not to ... View More
Concomitant use with or within 2 wk of MAOI withdrawal.
Mode of Action
Escitalopram selectively inhibits CNS neuronal re-uptake of serotonin (5-HT) and potentiates serotonergic activity. It has minimal effects on norepineph... View More
History of mania or seizure disorders; work requiring mental alertness; renal and hepatic impairment; pregnancy, lactation; withdraw gradually. Lact... View More
>10% Headache (24%),Nausea (18%),Ejaculation disorder (9-14%),Somnolence (4-13%),Insomnia (7-12%) 1-10% Xerostomia (4-9%),Constipation (3-6%),Fatig... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women; therefore, use during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies ... View More
Increased risk of bleeding when used with aspirin, NSAIDs or drugs that affect coagulation. Serum levels may be reduced by CYP2C19 inducers (e.g. carbam... View More
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