Generic Lexapro Tablets for Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Generic Lexapro (S Citadep Tablets) is used for acute as well as maintenance treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in adults and adolescents aged between 12 to 17 years of age. It is also used for acute treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in adults.

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Generic Lexapro Tablets for Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  1. 1. Generic Lexapro Tablets Generic Lexapro (S Citadep Tablets) is used for acute as well as maintenance treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in adults and adolescents aged between 12 to 17 years of age. It is also used for acute treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in adults. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  2. 2. Generic Lexapro Tablets Chemical Structure © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  3. 3. Generic Lexapro Tablets Active Ingredient The active pharmaceutical ingredient contained in Generic Lexapro Tablets is Escitalopram Oxalate. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  4. 4. Generic Lexapro Tablets Recommended Dosage Generic Lexapro (S Citadep Tablets) should generally be administered once daily, morning or evening with or without food. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Adolescents and Adults: The recommended starting dose is 10 mg once daily and the maximum dosage should not exceed 20 mg once daily. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Adult Dosage: The recommended starting dose is 10 mg once daily. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  5. 5. Generic Lexapro Tablets Contraindications Generic Lexapro (S Citadep Tablets) is contraindicated in patients with the following conditions: ➔Hypersensitivity to Escitalopram Oxalate, or Citalopram or any inactive component of this medication. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  6. 6. Generic Lexapro Tablets Contraindications ➔Serotonin Syndrome and MAOIs: Do not use MAOIs intended to treat psychiatric disorders with Generic Lexapro (Escitalopram Oxalate) or within 14 days of stopping treatment with Generic Lexapro. Do not use Generic Lexapro within 14 days of stopping an MAOI intended to treat psychiatric disorders. In addition, do not start Generic Lexapro (S Citadep Tablets) in a patient who is being treated with linezolid or intravenous methylene blue. ➔Pimozide: Do not use concomitantly © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  7. 7. Generic Lexapro Tablets Side Effects of Generic Lexapro (Escitalopram Oxalate Tablets) The most common side effects with an incidence of 5% or more and at least twice the incidence of placebo patients are insomnia, ejaculation disorder (primarily ejaculatory delay), nausea, sweating increased, fatigue and somnolence, decreased libido, and anorgasmia . © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  8. 8. Generic Lexapro Tablets Warnings And Precautions ➔Clinical Worsening/Suicide Risk: Monitor for clinical worsening, suicidality and unusual change in behavior, especially, during the initial few months of therapy or at times of dose changes. ➔Discontinuation of Treatment with Generic Lexapro: A gradual reduction in dose rather than abrupt cessation is recommended whenever possible. ➔Seizures: Prescribe with care in patients with a history of seizure. ➔Activation of Mania/Hypomania: Use cautiously in patients with a history of mania. ➔Hyponatremia: Can occur in association with Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH). © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  9. 9. Generic Lexapro Tablets Warnings And Precautions ➔Serotonin Syndrome: Serotonin syndrome has been reported with SSRIs and SNRIs, including Lexapro, both when taken alone, but especially when co-administered with other serotonergic agents (including triptans, tricyclic antidepressants, fentanyl, lithium, tramadol, tryptophan, buspirone and St. John¡¦s Wort). If such symptoms occur, discontinue Lexapro and initiate supportive treatment. If concomitant use of Lexapro with other serotonergic drugs is clinically warranted, patients should be made aware of a potential increased risk for serotonin syndrome, particularly during treatment initiation and dose increases. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  10. 10. Generic Lexapro Tablets Warnings And Precautions ➔Abnormal Bleeding: Use caution in concomitant use with NSAIDs, aspirin, warfarin or other drugs that affect coagulation. ➔Interference with Cognitive and Motor Performance: Use caution when operating machinery. ➔Use in Patients with Concomitant Illness: Use caution in patients with diseases or conditions that produce altered metabolism or hemodynamic responses. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  11. 11. Generic Lexapro Tablets Overdose Symptoms The symptoms that most often accompany Generic Lexapro Tablets (Escitalopram Oxalate) overdose, alone or in combination with other drugs and/or alcohol, included convulsions, coma, dizziness, hypotension, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, sinus tachycardia, somnolence, and ECG changes (including QT prolongation and very rare cases of torsade de pointes). Acute renal failure has been very rarely reported accompanying overdose. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  12. 12. Generic Lexapro Tablets Overdose Treatment Establish and maintain an airway to ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation. Gastric evacuation by lavage and use of activated charcoal should be considered. Careful observation and cardiac and vital sign monitoring of the patient are recommended, along with general symptomatic and supportive care. Due to the large volume of distribution of escitalopram, forced diuresis, dialysis, hemoperfusion, and exchange transfusion are unlikely to be of benefit. There are no specific antidotes for Generic Lexapro tablets. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  13. 13. Generic Lexapro Tablets S Citadep Tablets manufactured by Cipla Ltd., India For more information click here © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland

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