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Placida Plus Strip Of 10 Tablets

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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Medical Description

Placida plus is a tablet that contains two active ingredients, etizolam and escitalopram. Etizolam belongs to a benzodiazepine analogue called thienodiazepine which acts on the brain and nerves (centr...
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Product Summary

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ContainsEtizolam(0.5 Mg),Escitalopram Oxalate(10.0 Mg)
Uses Depression disorders, Anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Insomnia, Panic-related Disorder, Premenstrual Syndrome, Social Phobias
Side effectsHeadache, Ejaculatory Problems, Drowsiness, Sedation, Hyponatraemia, Loss of Libido, Weight Gain, Flatulence, Diaphoresis, Anorgasmia, Dizziness, Abdominal Pain
ClassificationANTI-ANXIETY AND ANTI-DEPRESSANT
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Uses of Placida Plus Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Depression disorders
  • Anxiety and anxiety-related disorders (GAD, SAD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Panic-related disorders
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Social phobias

Contraindications of Placida Plus Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • If you are allergic to either etizolam or escitalopram
  • If you are using citalopram
  • If you are less than 12 years of age
  • If you are using MAO-inhibitor concurrently like linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, etc. or have used these medicines within the last 14 days
  • If you are taking stimulant medicines or other medicines for Parkinson's, migraine, depression, headaches,
  • If you are taking anticoagulants
  • If you are taking opiods
  • If you have closed-angle glaucoma
  • If you are a chronic alcoholic
  • If you are taking pimozide
  • If you have serious liver issues
  • If you have low sodium levels
  • If you have bleeding disorders
  • If you have malabsorption syndromes
  • If you have sexual problems
  • If you have drug addiction problems or have suicidal tendencies
  • If you have manic behaviour
  • If you have had a heart attack in the last 30 days
  • If you have bleeding from the stomach, duodenum, or oesophagus
  • If you have serotonin syndrome - a type of disorder with high serotonin levels

Side effects of Placida Plus Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Agitation
  • Restlessness
  • Shivering
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Muscle rigidity
  • High blood pressure
  • High pulse
  • Confusion
  • Dilated pupils
  • Muscle twitches
  • Headache
  • Goosebumps
  • Irregular pulse
  • Ejaculatory problems
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Sedation
  • Hyponatraemia or low sodium levels
  • Loss of libido
  • Weight gain
  • Flatulence
  • Diaphoresis
  • Anorgasmia
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain

Precautions and Warnings of Placida Plus Strip Of 10 Tablets

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take placida plus during pregnancy?
A:
No, avoid taking Placida Plus during pregnancy. Consult a doctor or a gynaecologist if you are planning to take a SSRI and a benzodiazepine combination.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take placida plus while breastfeeding?
A:
No avoid taking Placida Plus while breastfeeding and lactation as both etizolam and escitalopram are both secreted in the milk.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Placida Plus?
A:
Avoid driving if you have taken Placida Plus as it will cause sedation, drowsiness, dizziness, impaired judgement, and fainting.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Placida Plus?
A:
No, avoid alcohol during the course of Placida plus as it will cause sedation, drowsiness, respiratory depression, and slow, shallow breathing.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any allergic reactions.
  • You experience any side effects. Keep your family members informed of your medication and make them aware of the serious side effects and when to call your doctor or emergency services.
  • Take Placida Plus in a dosage not advised by the doctor. It should be continued for the advised period of time. It should not be stopped abruptly without consulting the doctor. Sudden withdrawal may c...
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Mode of Action of Placida Plus Strip Of 10 Tablets

How Does It Work?

Etizolam is a thienodiazepine of the benzodiazepine analogue which binds itself to a Gamma-aminobutyric or GABA receptor present in the postsynaptic neuron and enhances its inhibitory action. The incr...
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Directions for Use of Placida Plus Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Tablet Placida Plus is to be taken as prescribed by your physician.
  • Tab.placida plus can be taken orally with or without water.
  • Avoid cigarette smoking with tablet Placida Plus.
  • Avoid alcohol if you are taking Placida Plus.
  • Do not share your medicine with anyone.
  • Contact your doctor if you are experiencing uncontrollable side effects with Tablet Placida Plus.

Interactions of Placida Plus Strip Of 10 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Serotonergic Drugs like opiates, tricyclic antidepressants, triptans, MAO inhibitors
  • Pimozide
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • CYP3A4 inhibitors like doxylamine, fluvoxamine, minocycline, mifepristone, etc.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • You can continue your regular diet.

Storage and disposal of Placida Plus Strip Of 10 Tablets

Store the Placida Plus medicine in a dry, cool place, away from heat and humidity. Keep the tablets in the same packing as came.keep them out of children. The tablets that are not needed anymore shoul...
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Dosage of Placida Plus Strip Of 10 Tablets

Overdose

If you have an overdose of the medicine you may experience cardiac arrhythmias, bradycardia, seizures, depression, tremors, diaphoresis, QT prolongation, fever, low blood pressure, apnoea, vomiting, a...
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Missed a Dose

Tablet Placida Plus should be taken as prescribed by the doctor. Take the missed dose at the earliest. However if it's time for your second dose, skip the missed dose. Never take a double dose unless ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Vineeti Dalal

MBBS, DNB Paediatrics, MRCPCH (UK)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the effect of tablet Placida Plus on sodium levels in the body?

A: Tablet Placida Plus decreases sodium in the body particularly due to escitalopram. This ingredient in the drug has SIADH-like activity which means that there is impaired water excretion due to low sodium levels in the body.

Q: Can I take the tablet Placida Plus if I have kidney disease?

A: It can be taken if you have mild to moderate kidney disease. However, dose adjustment may be required in case of severe renal insufficiency. Always consult a doctor and keep them well informed if you have kidney disease.

Q: How much time does it take for Tablet Placida Plus to show its effect?

A: Tablet Placida Plus contains two main ingredients - Etizolam and Escitalopram. Etizolam takes around 30 mins - 2 hours to show its effect clinically whereas escitalopram being an SSRI takes around 4-6 weeks to show its effect.
Product Details
Brand
PLACIDA
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
29/04/2024

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Last Updated on: 28 Mar 2022 | 11:46 AM (IST)
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