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Nexito It Tablets

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Nexito It Tablets Description

Nexito is an antidepressant that helps manage depression. It belongs to a class of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Nexito is chemically composed of Escitalopram. Esc

italopram is an S-enantiomer of racemic citalopram, which inhibits the uptake of serotonin (thereby increasing serotonin levels in the brain). Serotonin is a natural chemical present in the brain responsible for stabilising mood. It is used to manage depression (a mood disorder) and anxiety disorders. Nexito is also used to manage insomnia (lack of sleep) secondary to panic disorders and depression. It relieves symptoms of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). It has additionally been used to manage mood swings, fatigue, anxiety, and irritability associated with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. The dosage and the duration of the medicine should be decided by your doctor. It should be taken orally with or without food, preferably at the same time daily. The common side effects associated with Nexito are nausea, loose motions, headache, loss of appetite, sexual dysfunction (decreased libido and ejaculatory dysfunction), and lethargy. Consult your doctor in case you are a pregnant female or a nursing mother before taking medicine.

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Product Summary

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ContainsEscitalopram
UsesDepression, Anxiety disorder, Panic attacks, OCD and Vasomotor symptoms associated with Menopause.
Side effectsNausea, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Insomnia, Somnolence, Ejaculation problems, Reduced Libido, Anorgasmia, Headache, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Restlessness and Insomnia.
TherapyANTI-DEPRESSANT
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uses

Uses of Nexito It Tablets

  • Manage symptoms of anxiety (Generalized anxiety disorder) and panic disorder.
  • Relieves symptoms of depression in cases of major depressive disorder.
  • Management of insomnia (lack of sleep).
  • Relieves symptoms of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder).
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder symptoms management(PMDD).
  • Relieves hot flashes and other vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause.
contraindications

Contraindications of Nexito It Tablets

People diagnosed with the following are recommended to refrain from the consumption of Nexito tablets: Bipolar disorder (manic depression) Bleeding or blood clotting disorder Addiction or suicidal ...
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sideEffects

Side effects of Nexito It Tablets

  • Common side effects of Nexito:
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea (Loose motions)
  • Nervousness and Restlessness
  • Anorexia
  • Headache
  • Ejaculation problems, decreased libido and orgasm difficulties
  • Insomnia or somnolence
  • Lethargy
  • *The list doesn't include all the potential side effects. Most of the side effects do not require any medical help. Although, consult your doctor if your symptoms are persistent or severe in nature.
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Nexito It Tablets

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Nexito during pregnancy?
A:
Nexito is unsafe in pregnancy. There have not been enough trials and studies about the same. You need to inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive while on Nexito. The doctor might prescribe it after weighing the potential benefits and the risks to the foetus. Neonates exposed to Nexito might have the risk of prolonged hospitalisation, feeding problems and the need for respiratory support.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Nexito while breastfeeding?
A:
Nexito is excreted in breastmilk, hence it is unsafe. Consult your doctor if you are a nursing mother. If prescribed by your doctor, observe your infant for the potential side effects.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Nexito?
A:
Nexito has effects on cognitive and psychomotor functions. Hence, it could affect your driving abilities or activities requiring alertness and focus.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Nexito?
A:
Alcohol is unsafe if you are on Nexito and should not be consumed with it.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop an allergic reaction, immediately stop the medicine’s consumption and consult your doctor before taking the next dose.
  • You experience withdrawal symptoms like body ache, bowel upset, agitation and sleep disturbances on discontinuation of the medicine.
  • You are on other medicines. (TCA-antidepressants, Haloperidol, warfarin, other anxiety medications)
  • You have a family history of bipolar disorder, mania, depression or suicidal thoughts.
  • If you are suffering from any of the following, the doctor should be informed about the same:
  • Diabetes.
  • Heart diseases (Arrhythmias).
  • Eye problems (Angle Closure Glaucoma).
  • Liver disease or kidney impairment.
  • Vascular problems (Deep Vein Thrombosis, Hypertension).
  • Seizure disorder (Fits).
  • The family caretaker must monitor for symptoms like suicidal tendencies, agitation, insomina, impulsivity and panic attacks while an individual is on the medicine.
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Mode of Action of Nexito It Tablets

How Does It Work?

Nexito (Escitalopram) is an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor). It selectively inhibits serotonin uptake, thereby restoring the serotonin levels in the brain with little or no effect on lev...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Nexito It Tablets

  • Nexito should not be started until prescribed by a doctor.
  • Take the medicine with or without food orally with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush or break the tablet.
  • Preferably take it daily at the same time(evening/morning) as prescribed.
  • Do not abruptly stop the medicine. In case you develop an allergic reaction, report to your doctor immediately.
interactions

Interactions of Nexito It Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Nexito can modify the action of the following medicines:
  • NSAIDs; Aspirin(relieves pain and headache)
  • TCA (tricyclic antidepressants) (manages depression)
  • Haloperidol and Carbamazepine (treatment of fits/seizures)
  • Clozapine (treats mood disorder)
  • Warfarin (prevents blood clots)
  • Beta-blockers (controls blood pressure)
  • Tramadol and Pethidine (relieves pain)
  • *These are some of the common interactions, and the list does not include all the medicines which interact with Nexito. Consult your doctor in case you are on any other medication.

Interactions with food items

  • Nexito can be taken with or without food, preferably daily at the same time as prescribed by your doctor
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Nexito It Tablets

Nexito should be stored at room temperature. Keep it away from light and moisture. It should be kept out of reach of children and pets. Do not consume expired medicine. Discard properly in case the me...
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dosage

Dosage of Nexito It Tablets

Overdose

  • Take only the recommended doses as prescribed by your physician. In case you overdosed, call for medical help or report to emergency immediately.

Missed a Dose

In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of your next dose, you may skip the missed dose. Take the next dose at the scheduled time. Avoid doubling up the dose t...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What are the side effects of Nexito?

A: The common side effects experienced are Nausea, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Ejaculation Problems, Anorgasmia, Reduced Libido, Restlessness, Gastrointestinal Ulcers and Bleeding, Insomnia, Drowsiness and risk of bone fractures on chronic use. The list does not include all the potential side effects, and you must consult your doctor if you develop any other side effects or any allergic reaction to the medicine.

Q: What is the tablet Nexito used for?

  • It is used for tackling depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Depression is characterised by low energy, loss of interest, sad mood, change in sleep/appetite and suicidal thoughts. On the other hand,...
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Product Details
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
16/10/2024
Last Updated on: 27 Jan 2022 | 09:47 PM (IST)

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