Escitalopram is a commonly used drug to treat the depression or anxiety disorder problems. Like Citalopram/Celexa, it is also a member of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) class drugs. It affects the neurotransmitters which the medium of communication in human brain. One neurotransmitter communicates with another neurotransmitter by traveling from one to another. If these neurotransmitters become imbalance then it can cause depression. It was approved by FDA in the month of August 2002. Escitalopram works against the depression and generalized anxiety disorder problems. Escitalopram belongs to SSRI drugs but it is not approved for obsessive panic disorders and compulsive disorders. Take Escitalopram with or without food. Normal Escitalopram dose is 10 mg per day. This medicine can be taken either morning or evening. Dosages are given upon patients’ condition.
Do not higher or lower the dosage without talking to your doctor. It can be very harmful. Normal Escitalopram dose is 10 mg and 20 mg. Sometimes it takes some weeks or months to work on patients. Go to your doctor if your condition is not improving. Interactions with other medicines Some medicines can reduce the effects of Escitalopram. Do not take this medicine with other medicines. Other medical conditions can also effect on Escitalopram. Most of the MAO class drugs interact with Escitalopram. So avoid MAO drugs while taking Escitalopram. Procarbazine (Matulane) phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine selegiline (Eldepryl) etc are some MAO class drugs. Drugs like isocarboxazid (Marplan), (Parnate) etc should also be avoided. Medicine interaction can brings some side effects like muscle rigidity, tremor, fevers, chest pain, blood pressure, hallucination etc. Discontinue MAO drugs 2-3 weeks before taking Escitalopram. Similarly discontinue Escitalopram for 2-3 weeks before taking Mao drugs.
Some side effects like dizziness, sweating, nausea, headaches can be observed in patients if tryptophan is taken with Escitalopram. Do not take the medicines at the same site. Sometimes overdose or miss-dose can be harmful. Be careful of overdosing. Maintain a schedule to take the medicine. Take the medicine same time everyday. Take emergency medical help if you observe any overdose symptoms in you. Escitalopram should be stored between 15°C to 30°C. Keep the medicine away from the kids. Also keep it in dry and safe place. Check the expiring and manufacturing date of Escitalopram. You can buy Escitalopram from your nearest pharmacy showing prescription. Also some internet pharmacy stores give you the opportunity to buy medicines online. Our website offers some excellent packages of Escitalopram.