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Galop 5mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Galop Tablet is a prescription medication primarily used in the treatment of major depressive disorder and other mental health conditions like anxiety, panic disorder(sudden attacks of extreme fear an...
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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, Increased sweating, Fatigue, Confusion, Drowsiness, Sexual dysfunction, Insomnia
ClassificationANTI-DEPRESSANT
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Uses of Galop 5 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Galop Tablet is used for:
  • Treatment of Major depressive disorder (feeling of sadness, mood swings, loss of interest, hopelessness, and loneliness.)
  • Treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Treatment of Panic disorder

Contraindications of Galop 5 MG

  • You are allergic to any of the components of the Galop Tablet
  • You have acute angle glaucoma, which increases the fluid pressure in the eyes
  • You have liver or kidney disease
  • You have respiratory issues
  • You have a heart condition

Side effects of Galop 5 MG

  • Nausea
  • Increased sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Sexual dysfunction (decreased sexual drive and male ejaculatory delay)
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

Precautions and Warnings of Galop 5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Galop Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Galop Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy. Some research studies have shown harmful effects of the medicines on the developing foetus(baby). Pregnant women are advised to take this medicine only if their doctor recommends it. Your doctor may recommend this medicine only during life-threatening conditions.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Galop Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Galop Tablet is not recommended during breastfeeding. It gets excreted into breast milk and can harm the baby. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding for a while or prescribe low doses if you continue breastfeeding. Discuss the potential risks and benefits of taking this medicine with your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Galop Tablet?
A:
Galop Tablet may cause side effects that could affect your driving ability. The tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision, and cause dizziness, lethargy, and lightheadedness. Do not drive if you are experiencing these side effects after taking this medicine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Galop Tablet?
A:
Alcohol consumption with Galop Tablet is not advised. It increases the severity of side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, lethargy, liver injury, 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 Galop Tablet
  • You have any self-harming thoughts or suicidal ideation
  • You notice a sudden decrease or loss of vision
  • You experience any severe side effects persistently
  • Your symptoms do not improve, or there is worsening of your condition
  • You have trouble breathing or talking
  • You have withdrawal symptoms like agitation, nausea, tremor, sweating and confusion

Mode of Action of Galop 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Galop Tablet contains escitalopram-5 mg as an active ingredient. Escitalopram is an antidepressant medication. It works by preventing the re-uptake of serotonin by the nerve cells, which results in an...
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Directions for Use of Galop 5 MG

  • Take the Galop Tablet as prescribed by the doctor
  • You can take this medicine with or without food or as prescribed
  • Take this medicine on a regular schedule, preferably at the same time every day
  • Take the whole tablet with a glass of water. Do not break/crush the tablet or chew this medicine
  • Do not take this tablet with other medications without consulting your doctor
  • Don’t stop taking this medication suddenly, as it may lead to withdrawal side effects
  • Do not consume if the package has been opened
  • Don’t exceed the dosage, even if you cannot feel its effects

Interactions of Galop 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all medicines (prescription and non-prescription medications, herbal products, vitamins, and nutritional supplements) that you are taking or plan to take as there...
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  • This includes-
  • Antidepressants like Selegiline, Rasagiline, Isocarboxazid, and other antidepressants such as lithium, triptans, buspirone, amphetamines, tramadol, tryptophan, is strictly contraindicated as they may ...
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  • Interaction with metoprolol can lead to excessive bradycardia (slow heart rate)
  • Interaction with tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotics (pimozide, haloperidol), and antihistamines can prolong QT(abnormal heart rhythm condition) interval.
  • NSAIDs, Aspirin, and other medications that affect coagulation may interact and increase the risk of bleeding
  • Azole antifungals clarithromycin (e.g., fluconazole, fluvoxamine, omeprazole) interaction may cause increased serum levels

Interactions with food items

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

Storage and disposal of Galop 5 MG

Store Galop Tablet away from sunlight in a cool and dry spot. Ensure the medication is out of reach from children and pet animals. Keep your tablets in their original packing until it is time to take ...
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Dosage of Galop 5 MG

Overdose

Galop Tablet overdose can result in irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, slowing heart rate, sleepiness, double vision, difficulty breathing, cardiac arrest, ECG changes (change in heart functioni...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of the Galop Tablet, take it as you remember. If it is already time to take the next scheduled dose, then take the next scheduled dose. Do not double doses as it can cause ov...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Zishan Ahmad

Final year MBBS Student

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Does suddenly stopping the consumption of Galop Tablet lead to withdrawal symptoms?

A: Yes, suddenly stopping the consumption of Galop Tablet causes withdrawal symptoms, including agitation, nausea, tremor, confusion, diarrhea, vomiting, and sweating. Consult your doctor before stopping the consumption of the Galop Tablet, as doses need to be tapered slowly to avoid undesirable side effects.

Q: How long do I need to take Galop Tablet before I see improvement in my symptoms?

A: Galop Tablet is to be taken until your doctor sees an improvement in your health conditions. However, It usually takes between 4 to 6 weeks before you see improvement in your symptoms. Once you are feeling better, you will be advised to continually take this medicine for several more months to prevent the symptoms from returning.

Q: Does taking Galop Tablet affect my sexual life?

A: Galop Tablet can cause decreased sexual drive, problems such as getting an erection and ejaculating, difficulty achieving orgasm in women. These side effects usually pass on their own after a couple of weeks. However, if you persistently experience these side effects, consult your doctor.
Product Details
Brand
GALOP
Expires on or After
16/08/2022

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