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Escipra 5 MG Description

Escipra tablet is an antidepressant medication used to treat major depressive disorder and other mental health conditions like anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Escipr

a tablet contains escitalopram as an active ingredient. Escitalopram works by increasing serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a chemical messenger responsible for elevating the mood, improving energy and reducing nervousness. Depression is characterised by episodes of sadness, mood swings, loss of interest, hopelessness, loneliness, etc. In contrast, anxiety disorder is a mental health condition characterised by episodes of fear, worry, nervousness, sweating and rapid heartbeat. Escipra tablet should be taken after doctor’s consultation. Many side effects are associated with this medicine, so dosage must be carefully monitored. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly without consulting your doctor, as it can cause clinical worsening of your condition or may lead to withdrawal symptoms.


Product Summary

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ContainsCitalopram(5.0 Mg)
UsesTreatment of major depressive disorder, Generalised anxiety disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic disorder
Side effectsNausea, Fatigue, Confusion, Drowsiness, Increased sweating, Insomnia, Sexual dysfunction
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Uses of Escipra 5 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Escipra tablet is used for the following:
  • Treatment of major depressive disorder
  • Treatment of generalised anxiety disorder
  • Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Treatment of panic disorder

Contraindications of Escipra 5 MG

  • Escipra tablet is contraindicated in the following cases:
  • If you are allergic to any of the components of the Escipra tablet, i.e. Escitalopram
  • If you take Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) like Selegiline, Rasagiline and antipsychotic medicine-pimozide
  • If you use other anti-anxiety or sedative medications
  • If you have acute angle glaucoma, which increases the fluid pressure in the eyes
  • If you have liver or kidney disease
  • If you have respiratory issues
  • If you have a heart condition
  • If you are pregnant and a lactating mother

Side effects of Escipra 5 MG

  • The side effects of Escipra tablets include the following:
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Increased sweating
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Sexual dysfunction

Precautions and Warnings of Escipra 5 MG



Can I take an Escipra tablet during pregnancy?
Escipra tablets are not recommended during pregnancy. Some research studies have shown harmful effects of the medicines on the developing baby. Pregnant women should take Escipra tablets only if their doctor recommends them. Sometimes your doctor may prescribe this tablet only during life-threatening conditions if they think the benefits outweigh the risks.

Breast Feeding

Can I take an Escipra tablet while breastfeeding?
Escipra tablet is not recommended for breastfeeding mother. Studies shows its gets excreted into breast milk and can harm the baby. Discuss the potential risks and benefits of taking this medicine with your doctor.


Can I drive if I have taken an Escipra tablet?
Escipra tablet may cause side effects that could affect your ability to drive. This tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision and can cause dizziness, lethargy, lightheadedness. Do not drive if you are experiencing these side effects after taking Escipra tablet.


Can I consume alcohol with the Escipra tablet?
Avoid alcohol consumption with Escipra t. It increases the severity of side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, lethargy, etc. It also worsens the condition of the disease for which you are taking this tablet.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any allergic reactions after taking Escipra tablet.
  • You experience any self-harming thoughts or suicidal ideation.
  • You notice a sudden decrease or loss of vision.
  • You experience any severe side effects persistently.
  • You have trouble breathing or talking.
  • You have a history of mild or severe liver and kidney disease, this medicine may need a dose adjustment.
  • You are pregnant or planning a pregnancy during the course of this medicine.
  • You are using any ayurvedic/herbal medicines, vitamins, and other health supplements.

Mode of Action of Escipra 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Escipra tablet contains escitalopram-5mg as an active ingredient. Escitalopram belongs to the Selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) class of medicine. It works by preventing the reuptake of ...
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Directions for Use of Escipra 5 MG

  • Take the Escipra tablet as prescribed by the physician.
  • Take the medicine with or without food or as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Take Escipra tablet on a regular schedule, preferably at the same time every day to maintain it constant level in the body.
  • Take the whole tablet orally with a glass of water. Do not break or chew this medicine.
  • Do not take Escipra tablet with other medications without consulting your doctor.
  • Do not stop taking Escipra tablet suddenly, as it may lead to withdrawal side effects.
  • Do not exceed the dosage on your own, even if you cannot feel its effects.

Interactions of Escipra 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Tell your physician about your prescription medications, herbal products, vitamins and nutritional supplements, you are taking or plan to take as there is a chance of medicine interaction. Many medici...
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  • MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) like Selegiline, Rasagiline, Isocarboxazid, and other antidepressants, lithium, triptans, buspirone, amphetamines, tramadol, tryptophan, is strictly contraindicated...
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  • Escipra tablet interaction with metoprolol can lead to excessive bradycardia (slow heart rate).
  • Escipra tablet interaction with tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotics (pimozide, haloperidol), and antihistamines can prolong QT interval.
  • Escipra tablet interaction with NSAIDs, Aspirin, and other medications which affect coagulation may increase the risk of bleeding and bruising.
  • Escipra tablet may also interact with Herbal supplements like St. John’s wort and can lead to severe side effects.

Interactions with food items

  • You should avoid consuming Escipra tablet with cola drinks, caffeine-containing food items and chocolates as it can result in serotonin syndrome (high levels of serotonin).

Storage and disposal of Escipra 5 MG

Store Escipra tablet away from sunlight in a cool and dry spot. Make sure that medication is out of reach from children and pets. Keep the tablets in their original packing until it is time to take th...
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Dosage of Escipra 5 MG


Overdose ofEscipra tablet can result in symptoms like irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, slowing of heart rate, sleepiness, double vision, difficulty breathing, cardiac arrest, ECG changes (cha...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of the Escipra tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is already time to take the next scheduled dose, take the next scheduled dose. Do not double doses as it can cau...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How long do I need to take an Escipra tablet before I see improvement in my symptoms?

A: It would help if you took Escipra tablets until you see an improvement in your health conditions. However, It usually takes between 4 to 6 weeks before you see improvement in your symptoms. Once you're feeling better, you are advised to continually take this medicine for several more months to prevent the symptoms from returning.

Q: Does suddenly stopping the consumption of Escipra tTablet lead to withdrawal symptoms?

A: Yes, suddenly stopping the consumption of Escipra tablet causes withdrawal symptoms which includes agitation, nausea, tremor, confusion, diarrhoea, vomiting, and sweating. Consult your doctor before stopping the consumption of the Escipra tablet as doses need to be tapered slowly to avoid unwanted side effects

Q: Does taking Escipra tablet affects my sexual life?

A: Escipra tablet can cause decreased sexual drive, problems getting an erection and ejaculating, difficulty achieving orgasm in women. These side effects usually resolve on their own after a couple of weeks. However, if you experience these side effects persistently, then consult your doctor.
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