Loxalate (Escitalopram Oxalate)
What is Loxalate (Escitalopram Oxalate) used for?
Loxalate (Escitalopram Oxalate) is a type of antidepressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which is given to patients as a treatment for conditions such as depression, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and other conditions. This drug works by preventing the reabsorbing of serotonin into the brain's nerve cells, thereby prolonging the effects of the serotonin released, which may help to relieve panic, depression and fear.
How should I use Loxalate (Escitalopram Oxalate)?
Loxalate (Escitalopram Oxalate) tablets are taken by mouth. Your physician will determine the correct dose required to treat your condition. Patients are sometimes told to take this tablet once per day. However, your physician may need to start you out on a low dose, which he or she may increase after 1 week. You should be aware that it can take 1 to 4 weeks for the full benefits of this medication to be noticed. Patients should not abruptly discontinue treatment with this drug, otherwise they may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Instead, you should consult your physician, as your dosage may first need to be gradually decreased.
What are the side effects of Loxalate (Escitalopram Oxalate)?
Loxalate (Escitalopram Oxalate) may cause some side effects, such as:
It is important to know that this drug can also cause serious side effects. You should immediately consult your physician if you notice stiff muscles, hallucination or urination problems.
This drug may in rare cases worsen depression or increase suicidal thoughts. You should immediately consult your physician if you experience any thoughts of suicide.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Loxalate (Escitalopram Oxalate). 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.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.