Stalopam 10 Tablet

88.26

1 Strip =10 tablets

Rx Prescription Required
MANUFACTURER
SALT COMPOSITION
Escitalopram Oxalate (10mg)

Description

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Stalopam 10 Tablet is widely prescribed to treat depression and other mental health conditions like anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is a type of antidepressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).

Stalopam 10 Tablet helps many people to recover from depression by improving their mood and relieving anxiety and tension. It can be taken with or without food. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. Your doctor may start you on a lower dose and increase it gradually. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so may make your condition worse or you may suffer from unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, restlessness, palpitations, dizziness, sleep disturbances, etc).

To get the most benefit, take this medicine regularly at the same time each day. Your doctor may advise you to take it in the morning if you have trouble sleeping. It may take a few weeks before you start feeling better. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement even after 4 weeks.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, fatigue, increased sweating, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), decreased sexual drive, delayed ejaculation, and women may experience difficulties achieving orgasm. Some people may experience sleepiness after taking this medicine. Let your doctor know straight away if you develop any sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself.

Before taking Stalopam 10 Tablet, you should tell your doctor 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. These may affect your treatment. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe.

USES OF STALOPAM TABLET

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

SIDE EFFECTS OF STALOPAM TABLET

Common
  • Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm) in women
  • Decreased libido
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Fatigue
  • Increased sweating
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness

HOW TO USE STALOPAM TABLET

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. Stalopam 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW STALOPAM TABLET WORKS

Stalopam 10 Tablet is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms of depression and also relieves symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Stalopam 10 Tablet.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Stalopam 10 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Stalopam 10 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Stalopam 10 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
warnings

Kidney

CAUTION
Stalopam 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Stalopam 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CAUTION
Stalopam 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Stalopam 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE STALOPAM TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Stalopam 10 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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