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Esitor 10mg Tablets

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Esitor 10 MG Description

Esitor tablet is a prescription medication used to treat the major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD (obsessive thoughts causing repeated ...
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ContainsCitalopram(10.0 Mg)
UsesTreatment of major depressive disorder, Generalised anxiety disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic disorder
Side effectsNausea, Drowsiness, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Increased sweating, Insomnia, Sexual dysfunction
ClassificationANTI-DEPRESSANT
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Uses of Esitor 10 MG

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

Contraindications of Esitor 10 MG

  • Esitor tablet is contraindicated in the following cases:
  • If you are allergic to any of the components of the Esitor tablet, i.e. escitalopram
  • If you take Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) like Selegiline, Rasagiline and antipsychotic medicine-pimozide
  • If you are already using other anti-anxiety or sedative medications
  • If you have a known history of alcohol or recreational substanceaddiction
  • If you are diagnosed with 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 Esitor 10 MG

  • The side effects of the Esitor tablet are as follows:
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Increased sweating
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Sexual dysfunction

Precautions and Warnings of Esitor 10 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take an Esitor tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No, the Esitor tablet is not safe to use during pregnancy. A few studies have shown a definite risk to the foetus, mainly if the medicine is used in the third trimester. Esitor tablet may be prescribed in an emergency condition but do not take it without consulting a doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take an Esitor tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
No, it is not recommended to use an Esitor tablet during breastfeeding. It may pass from mother to baby through breast milk and cause side effects in the baby. Consult your doctor to evaluate risk vs benefits.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Esitor tablet?
A:
No, it is not recommended to drive after taking the Esitor tablet, as it can cause drowsiness that might affect the coordination ability of the mind and muscles. Thus, it is advised not to drive any vehicle after taking the Esitor tablet. Consult your physician for more information.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Esitor tablet?
A:
No, avoid consuming alcohol with Esitor tablet. Alcohol can interfere with the effectiveness of this medicine and cause unwanted side effects like drowsiness, vomiting, 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 the Esitor 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 dental or any general surgery.
  • 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 treatment.
  • You are using any ayurvedic/herbal medicines, vitamins, and other health supplements.

Mode of Action of Esitor 10 MG

How Does It Work?

Esitor tablet contains escitalopram-10 mg 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 Esitor 10 MG

  • Take the Esitor tablet precisely in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor.
  • Take the tablet on a regular schedule with or without food or as prescribed by the doctor, preferably at the same time every day.
  • Take the whole tablet orally with a glass of water. Do not break or chew this tablet.
  • Do not take Esitor tablet with other medications without consulting your doctor.
  • Do not stop taking Esitor 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 Esitor 10 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Tell your physician about your prescription medications, herbal products, vitamins and nutritional supplements you take or plan to take as there is a chance of medication interaction.
  • Concomitant use of Esitor tablet with other antidepressant-like Clomipramine, Desipramine, Imipramine, Amitriptyline, Amoxapine, etc.; opioids and other central nervous system depressants is contraind...
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  • Esitor tablet should not be used concomitantly or within two weeks of using Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) like isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, Selegiline, Rasagiline, etc. It is poten...
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  • Esitor tablet interaction with metoprolol can lead to excessive bradycardia (slow heart rate).
  • Esitor tablet interaction with NSAIDs, aspirin and other medications that affect coagulation may increase the risk of bleeding and bruising.
  • Esitor tablet may also interact with herbal supplements like St. John’s wort and can lead to severe side effects.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid grapefruit and its juice, as this fruit can worsen the side effects of Esitor tablet.
  • Avoid caffeine products like tea, coffee, cola and chocolates as these foods can increase serotonin levels and cause serotonin toxicity.

Storage and disposal of Esitor 10 MG

Store Esitor tablet in a dry place at room temperature, away from heat and humidity. Keep these tablets away from the reach of children and pets. Carefully dispose of Esitor tablet packaging after u...
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Dosage of Esitor 10 MG

Overdose

Esitor tablet overdose results in symptoms like irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, slowing of heart rate, sleepiness, double vision, difficulty breathing, cardiac arrest and coma. If you experie...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a single dose of Esitor tablet, try to take it as soon as you remember. If you recall the missed dose when it is almost time for the next one, skip the missed one and continue with ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Zishan Ahmad

Final year MBBS Student

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Which time should I take the Esitor tablet?

A: It is usually advised to take an Esitor tablet at night before sleeping because it may cause drowsiness. Thus, it is better to take it before bedtime. However, you should follow the doctor's advice properly for taking the Esitor tablet.

Q: How long do I need to take the Esitor tablet before seeing improvement in my symptoms?

A: Esitor tablet is to be taken 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 feel better, you are advised to continually take this medicine for several more months to prevent the symptoms from returning.

Q: Does taking Esitor tablet for a longer duration might affect my sex drive?

A: Esitor tablet is known to cause some sexual side effects like 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, consult your doctor.
Product Details
Brand
ESITOR
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
13/11/2022

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