S Citadep (Escitalopram Oxalate)
What is S Citadep (Escitalopram Oxalate) used for?
S Citadep (Escitalopram) is used to treat the symptoms of depression and anxiety. This drug is in a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by helping to restore the equilibrium in the brain of natural substances such as serotonin. This may lead to an improvement in the patient's mood and energy level, while also helping to reduce feelings of anxiety.
How should I use S Citadep (Escitalopram Oxalate)?
Patients should take S Citadep (Escitalopram) tablets orally. These tablets may be taken with or without food. Patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication as the exact dosage varies depending on the severity of the condition being treated. Your physician may start you out on a low dosage, and gradually increase your dosage in order to reduce the risk of side effects. Patients should note that it may take up to one month for the full benefits of this drug to be felt. You should never abruptly discontinue taking this drug once you have started taking it, unless directed to do so by your physician, as this may cause withdrawal symptoms. You should instead consult your physician, as your dosage may need to be gradually decreased.
What are the side effects of S Citadep (Escitalopram Oxalate)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking S Citadep (Escitalopram) include:
Patients should consult their physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if they notice suicidal thoughts, a decrease in sexual ability, abnormal bruising, changes in the amount of urine, a rapid pounding heartbeat, severe nausea, persistent diarrhea, hallucinations or muscle twitches.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using S Citadep (Escitalopram). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This drug should not be taken by patients who have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor within the last two weeks.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.