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Lexadep 10mg Tablets

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Lexadep 10 MG Description

Lexadep 10 mg Tab contains Escitalopram Oxalate, which is used to treat depression, anxiety disorder, panic disorder and OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder). Depression is a type of mental disorde

r in which the person constantly feels low and has constant negative thoughts. In anxiety disorder, the person is always worried or anxious and fearful, so much that it affects one's daily life. In OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder), a person suffering from this disorder has unnecessary fears about normal things, and the person is obsessed about it. Escitalopram Oxalate is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant that works by increasing serotonin levels, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms of depression and also relieves symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorders. One can experience side effects like fatigue, increased sweating, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), nausea, sleepiness, decreased sexual drive, delayed ejaculation; women may experience difficulties achieving orgasm or sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming themselves. One should be cautious if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, allergic to this medicine; you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, any heart problems. This medicine should always be consumed under a medical doctor’s supervision. It can be before or after a meal. Consult your doctor regarding the dose and how often you need it. You may be prescribed a lower dose in the beginning and increased gradually. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so may worsen your condition, or you may suffer from unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, restlessness, palpitations, dizziness, sleep disturbances, etc.).


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ContainsEscitalopram(10.0 Mg)
UsesDepression, Anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, OCD
Side effects Fatigue, Increased sweating, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Nausea, Sleepiness, Decreased sexual drive, Delayed ejaculation, Women may experience difficulties achieving orgasm or sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself
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Uses of Lexadep 10 MG

  • Lexadep 10 mg Tab is used to treat
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Contraindications of Lexadep 10 MG

  • Before taking Lexadep 10 Tablet, you should tell your doctor if
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnant
  • Allergy to this medicine
  • You have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits)
  • Diabetes
  • Liver or kidney disease, any heart problems
  • You are currently taking medicines for depression known as MAO inhibitors

Side effects of Lexadep 10 MG

  • One can experience the following symptoms.
  • Fatigue
  • Increased sweating
  • Insomnia (difficulty sleeping)
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Decreased sexual drive
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Women may experience difficulties achieving orgasm
  • Sudden worsening of mood or self-harm thoughts

Precautions and Warnings of Lexadep 10 MG



Can I take Lexadep 10 mg Tab during pregnancy?
Experiments on animals state no defect in the foetus, but no human trials have been conducted. If the expecting mother needs this medicine, your doctor will prescribe the medicine in a pattern and dose with minimal harm to the foetus.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Lexadep 10 mg Tab while breastfeeding?
Limited research states that maternal doses of escitalopram up to 20 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants, especially if the infant is older than two months. If the mother requires escitalopram, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. A safety scoring system finds that escitalopram can be used during breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have taken Lexadep 10 mg Tab?
Some people can develop dizziness or drowsiness after taking this medicine. Do not drive, work on heavy machines or do anything that requires mental focus with this medicine. Talk to your doctor about your work profile.


Can I consume alcohol with the Lexadep 10 mg Tab?
Alcohol consumption is prohibited during your treatment with this medicine as the combined effect can make you even more drowsy and sleepy.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop an allergy to this medicine with symptoms like a rash, wheezing, chest tightness, fever; itching; bad cough, blue or grey skin colour, seizures, or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throa...
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  • You have suicidal thoughts.
  • You experience a sudden change in your thinking pattern.
  • You lose your balance.
  • You experience agitation, twitching, sweating, or muscle stiffness.
  • You are very nervous and excitable.
  • You have a fast heartbeat.
  • You have an upset stomach or vomiting.
  • You have any bruising or bleeding.
  • You have side effects, your health problems are not better, or you feel worse.

Mode of Action of Lexadep 10 MG

How Does It Work?

Escitalopram Oxalate is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing serotonin levels, a chemical messenger in the brain. Serotonin is a chemical messenger or...
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Directions for Use of Lexadep 10 MG

  • Take it with or without food. Consult your doctor on the dose and how often you need it.
  • Do not change the dose or stop taking it without consulting your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so may worsen your condition, or you may suffer from unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, rest...
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  • Take this medicine regularly at the same time each day.
  • Take it in the morning if you have trouble sleeping. Inform your doctor if you do not see any improvement even after four weeks.
  • Consume it under a medical doctor’s supervision.
  • Discuss with your doctor if you suffer from conditions such as diabetes, heart diseases, liver conditions, menstrual issues, pregnancy, breastfeeding should be discussed with the prescribing doctor.
  • Consume the tablet entirely with water.
  • Do not break or smash the tablet.
  • Keep it away from pets, kids and the elderly with memory loss.

Interactions of Lexadep 10 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • One should avoid following medicines with Lexadep 10 mg Tab to prevent symptoms like cardiac problems, irregular heartbeat, breathing issues, gastric issues, bleeding.
  • MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, metaxalone, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, safinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine)
  • Triptans
  • Medicines that interfere with Hemostasis (NSAIDs, Aspirin, Warfarin, etc.)
  • Cimetidine
  • Digoxin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Ketoconazole
  • Metoprolol

Interactions with food items

  • Grapefruit juice can cause dizziness along with Lexadep 10 mg tab.

Storage and disposal of Lexadep 10 MG

Store this medicine in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. Dispose of used, expired and damaged medication with caution. Keep it away from children and pets as its consumption.

Dosage of Lexadep 10 MG


Symptoms of overdose may include CNS effects (dizziness, convulsions, coma, somnolence), gastrointestinal distress (nausea, vomiting), and cardiac abnormalities (hypotension, tachycardia, ECG changes)...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a Lexadep 10 tablet dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Content Details


Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I consume coffee with this medicine?

A: No severe interaction has been found if one consumes coffee with Lexadep 10 MG tablet, but high caffeine intake may cause restlessness and sleep disturbances.

Q: Can one develop suicidal thoughts during the treatment with this medicine?

A: There is a pattern in which these medicines are prescribed. One can experience withdrawal symptoms if not taking this medicine as prescribed. All psychotic medicines have mood swings as a side effect. Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.

Q: How long does it take for this medicine to act?

A: It may take a few weeks before you start feeling better. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement even after four weeks.
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