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Rexipra 20mg Tablet

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Rexipra 20 MG Description

Rexipra Tablet is a prescription medication most commonly used to treat a major depressive disorder and panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (fear of crowded or open places). Clinical depressio

n and panic disorders are types of mood disorders that affect how you feel. These conditions can interfere with regular daily activities. These conditions can be triggered by stress, trauma, etc., and the uses of Rexipra treat these. This tablet contains Escitalopram as its main ingredient. It is an antidepressant medicine. The mode of action of Rexipra tablets works by increasing a chemical substance in the brain, which is responsible for elevating the mood, improving energy, and reducing nervousness. These tablets help stabilise the mood by reducing the excess activity of the nerves in the brain. It produces a calming effect and sedation. The dose of Rexipra Tablet should be carefully monitored, especially in older patients and patients with conditions related to liver and kidney. Even though it does not cause physical dependency, the dose of Rexipra medicine should be monitored because it can cause psychological dependency if used for a long duration. Make sure to inform the doctor of your medical history and treatments, as they can interact and cause undesirable side effects.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹121.47
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ContainsCitalopram(20.0 Mg)
UsesMajor depressive disorder, Panic disorder
Side effectsNausea, Memory problems, Changes in mood, Weight gain, Indigestion, Abnormal bleeding or bruising.
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Uses of Rexipra 20 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Rexipra tablet is used for:
  • Treatment of symptoms associated with major depressive disorders (persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in life).
  • Treatment of panic disorders (type of an anxiety disorder) in patients with or without agoraphobia (fear of open and crowded places).

Contraindications of Rexipra 20 MG

  • If you have an allergic reaction to any of the components of Rexipra Tablet.
  • If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.
  • If you are breastfeeding.
  • If you have a history of drug or alcohol addiction. This medicine does not cause physical dependence but may cause psychological dependency in rare cases.
  • If you have angle-closure glaucoma, an eye condition with high fluid pressure.
  • If you have severe liver disease.
  • Rexipra tablets should not be administered to children below 12 years of age unless advised by the doctor.

Side effects of Rexipra 20 MG

  • Confusion
  • Sleep issues
  • Feeling anxious or agitated
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Painful urination

Precautions and Warnings of Rexipra 20 MG



Can I take the Rexipra tablet during pregnancy?
No, Rexipra tablets can be unsafe to use in pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. Even though there are limited studies in humans, some studies have shown unwanted side effects on the developing unborn baby, such as low birth weight, preterm birth, etc. Please consult your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the Rexipra tablet while breastfeeding?
You should talk to your doctor before taking the Rexipra tablet, as it can be unsafe during breastfeeding. The limited data available on the effects of these tablets on the breastfeeding baby suggests that the medicine may pass into the milk and cause undesirable effects on the baby, especially in newborns younger than 2 months.


Can I drive if I have taken a Rexipra Tablet?
No, do not drive after taking the Rexipra tablet. It can cause side effects like dizziness, double vision, slow reflexes, drowsiness, and blurred vision that can affect your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.


Can I consume alcohol with the Rexipra tablet?
No, you cannot consume alcohol with a Rexipra tablet. It can alter the effectiveness of Rexipra medicine and cause exaggerated side effects. This medicine can also increase the effects of alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any suicidal thoughts or tendencies.
  • You are an elderly person over 65 years of age; the effects of Rexipra medicine can be exaggerated, so use it with caution.
  • You are using any herbal medicines or supplements, notify your doctor to avoid serious side effects.
  • You are planning to have surgery or a dental procedure.
  • You have had a recent heart attack or stroke.
  • You suffer from conditions like high blood pressure, respiratory disease, or lung disease.
  • You have kidney disorders; Rexipra Tablet can be safe. The side effects are increased in end-stage kidney failure.
  • You experience side effects persistently.

Mode of Action of Rexipra 20 MG

How Does It Work?

The Rexipra Tablet has a single active ingredient: escitalopram. Escitalopram increases the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a natural chemical messenger in the body, responsible for sta...
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Directions for Use of Rexipra 20 MG

  • Try to take the Rexipra tablet in the exact dosage and at the same time every day.
  • Do not exceed the dosage of Rexipra tablet, even if you do not notice its effects.
  • Try to take the tablet as a whole with a glass of water without chewing or breaking it.
  • Do not take Rexipra tablets with other medications without informing your doctor.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking Rexipra medication, as it can have unwanted side effects.

Interactions of Rexipra 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Do not take other anti-anxiety and mood disorder medications such as linezolid, moclobemide, selegiline, etc., with this medicine. They can increase the levels of serotonin, which can lead to serotoni...
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  • Be careful while using opiates or narcotic painkillers with Rexipra tablets; it can increase the effects of drowsiness.
  • If you are using any anti-epileptic medicines for seizure disorders, inform your doctor as they can alter the effectiveness of Rexipra medicine.
  • If you are using an anti-depression medication, do not use it without informing your doctor, as they can have severe reactions like lethargy, drowsiness, etc.
  • Using aspirin with Rexipra medicine can increase bleeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you are using blood thinners or medicines that cause bleeding before taking this medicine, as it can interact with these medicines and increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Avoid taking medicines such as antihistamines (allergy medication), sleeping pills, opioid pain relievers, and other medication that cause drowsiness with Rexipra tablets.

Interactions with food items

  • There are many possible food interactions with the Rexipra tablet. Avoid grapefruit and its juice, as it can worsen the side effects caused by this tablet. You can take this medicine before or after c...
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Storage and disposal of Rexipra 20 MG

Try to store Rexipra tablets in dry conditions at room temperatures, away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humidity. Dispose of the tablet’s packaging after use. Check the expiration date befor...
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Dosage of Rexipra 20 MG


Rexipra tablet overdose can cause symptoms like dizziness, muscle tremors, agitation, convulsion, nausea, vomiting, sleep disturbances, confusion, low blood pressure, fast or pounding heartbeat, dimin...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Rexipra tablet, take it as soon as possible. If you remember that you missed a dose of Rexipra when it's already time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take ...
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Content Details


Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I use the Rexipra tablets for a long time?

A: Rexipra Tablet is a prescription medicine whose dose and duration should be carefully monitored. It has many side effects, like suicidal thoughts, if used long-term. You should use it strictly for the duration recommended by the doctor.

Q: Can Rexipra tablets cause erectile dysfunction?

A: Rexipra tablets can also cause erectile dysfunction in men if used for a long duration. It can have undesirable side effects and changes in sexual desire (libido) in men and women. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any changes in your sexual desires.

Q: Can I gain weight while using the Rexipra tablet?

A: The Rexipra tablet can cause changes in appetite, resulting in weight gain and, rarely, weight loss. This medicine increases serotonin levels, which can affect weight. Try to eat healthy food and do physical exercise to prevent any weight changes.
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