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Esta 20mg Tablet

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Esta 20 MG Description

Esta 20 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Esta 20 mg Tablet helps balance various brain chemicals that influence m

ood and behaviour. This improves mood, reduces anxiety, improves sleep, and increases energy levels. In people with sleeping disorders, Esta 20 mg Tablets are also aid in the treatment of sleep disorders. Esta 20 mg Tablets reduce brain activity and promote sleep. It also improves one's concentration and overall quality of life. If taken in excess, Esta 20 mg Tablet can induce suicidal thoughts in teenagers, children, and young adults. As a result, this medication should be taken with a doctor's prescription. Confusion, depression, drowsiness, dizziness, fainting, and headache are among the side effects of Esta 20 mg Tablets.


Product Summary

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ContainsCitalopram(20.0 Mg)
UsesAnxiety disorder, Panic disorder, sleep disorder
Side effectsConfusion, depression, drowsiness, dizziness, fainting, headache
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Uses of Esta 20 MG

  • Esta 20 mg Tablet is used in,
  • Treatment of the depressive disorder
  • Alleviating symptoms of anxiety disorder
  • Treatment of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Alleviating symptoms of tiredness, irritation and restlessness

Contraindications of Esta 20 MG

  • If you are allergic to any of the components of Esta 20 mg Tablet.
  • If you are currently taking MAOIs (Monoamine oxidase inhibitors) or have taken them in the last 14 days.
  • If you are taking pimozide, Esta 20 mg Tablet can increase the risk of QT prolongation.
  • If you have liver problems.
  • If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
  • If you have renal impairment or are on medication for kidney disorders.
  • If you are pregnant.

Side effects of Esta 20 MG

  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness
  • Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm)
  • Low sexual desire
  • Nausea
  • Convulsions

Precautions and Warnings of Esta 20 MG



Can I take Esta 20 mg Tablet during pregnancy?
Taking Esta 20 mg Tablet in pregnancy is unsafe, as it may be harmful for the growing foetus. Animal studies have shown that there are negative consequences on the developing foetus. Before using Esta 20 mg Tablet, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or intend to conceive.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Esta 20 mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
Esta 20 mg Tablet gets excreted in the breast milk in a tiny amount. If you are planning to use Esta 20 mg Tablet while breastfeeding, consult your doctor before starting the course.


Can I drive if I have taken Esta 20 mg Tablet?
Esta 20 mg Tablet has the potential to reduce your attentiveness, cause visual difficulties and make you tired and dizzy. As a result, you should avoid driving if you have taken Esta Tablet.


Can I consume alcohol with the Esta 20 mg Tablet?
No. Taking Esta 20 mg Tablet with alcohol is unsafe as it can intensify side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, somnolence, and difficulty in concentrating. You should avoid or limit your alcohol consumption while using this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are above 60 years of age, as the risk of side effects is greater than in younger people.
  • You experience a drop in blood pressure.
  • You experience side effects that persist or worsen in time.
  • You experience sudden mood swings or suicidal thoughts after taking Esta 20 mg Tablet.
  • You conceive during the curse of Esta 20 mg Tablet or are planning a pregnancy.

Mode of Action of Esta 20 MG

How Does It Work?

The active ingredient of Esta 20 mg Tablet is escitalopram oxalate. Escitalopram oxalate is an antidepressant that improves mood by increasing the level of serotonin, a chemical messenger. Serotonin i...
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Directions for Use of Esta 20 MG

  • Follow your doctor's recommendations regarding Esta 20 mg Tablet dosage.
  • Do not handle Esta 20 mg Tablet with wet hands.
  • For optimal pharmacological effects, Esta 20 mg Tablet should be taken at the same time each day.
  • Take Esta 20 mg Tablet with a glass of water and consume it as a whole. Do not break, crush, or chew it.

Interactions of Esta 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • To avoid side effects associated with medicine interaction, it is important to inform the doctor about all medicines and health supplements you are currently taking.
  • Esta 20 mg Tablet is known to interact with the following medicines:
  • Antibiotics and Esta 20 mg Tablet together can increase the risk of irregular heartbeat.
  • If ethinyl estradiol and Esta Tablet are taken together, the expected effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved.
  • Amikacin and Esta Tablet, when taken together, may have nausea or vomiting, increased or reduced urine, abrupt weight gain, and fluid retention. If you have kidney problems, this interaction is more l...
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  • Furosemide interactions with Esta Tablet cause nausea or vomiting, increased or reduced urine, abrupt weight gain, and fluid retention. This interaction is more likely to happen in the elderly who alr...
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  • When chloramphenicol and Esta Tablet interact with each other, the anticipated effect will not be achieved.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid having grapefruits with Esta 20 mg Tablet, as it can magnify the side effects of this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Esta 20 MG

Keep Esta 20 mg Tablet medicine in the original packet or container, in a cool, dry area between 25-28℃. Ensure that you store it in a place away from the reach of pets and children at home. Unused/ ...
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Dosage of Esta 20 MG


An overdose of Esta 20 mg Tablet can result in toxicity and perhaps fatal conditions. If you suspect an overdose of Esta 20 mg Tablet, immediately contact the doctor. Symptoms of Esta overdose include...
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Missed a Dose

If you forget to take a dose of Esta, take it as soon as you can. If the gap is too long or if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you have missed and resume the regular schedule. Do no...
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What will happen if I stop using the Esta 20 mg Tablet once I start feeling better?

A: If you suddenly stop taking Esta Tablet, withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, sleeplessness, dizziness, tinnitus, anorexia, vomiting, tremor, irritability, and hypersensitivity may get triggered.

Q: Does Esta 20 mg Tablet induce sleepiness?

A: Yes. Esta 20 mg Tablet causes drowsiness like other benzodiazepines.

Q: Are there any cautions to be aware of when using an Esta 20 mg Tablet?

A: Esta 20 mg Tablet may cause suicidal thoughts or behaviours in certain patients during the first few months of medication. Patients with emotional or behavioural issues are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and behaviours. Any changes in your behaviour or mood should be reported to your doctor. Make sure you keep your scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor.
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