S-Oropram

S-Oropram

escitalopram

Manufacturer:

Teva

Distributor:

Zuellig
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Escitalopram oxalate
Indications/Uses
Major depressive disorders.
Dosage/Direction for Use
10 mg daily, may be increased to 20 mg daily. Elderly Max: 10 mg daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Concomitant use with MAOIs. QT interval prolongation or congenital long QT syndrome.
Special Precautions
Paradoxical anxiety, seizures, mania, diabetes, suicide/suicidal thoughts, akathisia/psychomotor restlessness, hyponatremia, haemorrhage, electroconvulsive therapy, serotonin syndrome, discontinuation symptoms, coronary heart disease, QT interval prolongation. Concomitant w/ SSRIs & St John's wort. Hepatic impairment. May affect ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn <18 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea. Decreased/increased appetite, anxiety, restlessness, abnormal dreams, decreased libido, anorgasmia, insomnia, somnolence, dizziness, paraesthesia, tremor, sinusitis, yawning, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, dry mouth, increased sweating, arthalgia, myalgia, ejaculation disorder, impotence, fatigue, pyrexia, wt gain.
Drug Interactions
Serious reactions w/ MAOIs ie, moclobemide, linezolid, selegiline. Increased conc w/ CYP2C19 & cimetidine. Concomitant w/ tramadol, sumatriptan & other triptans may lead to serotonin syndrome. Decreased seizure threshold w/ TCAs, SSRIs, neuroleptics, mefloquine, bupropion. Lithium, tryptophan. Altered anticoagulant effects. Fleicainide, propafenone, metoprolol, desipramine, clomipramine, nortryptylline, risperidone, thioridazine, haloperidol, class IA & III antiarryhthmics, ziprasidone, methadone, moxifloxacin, diuretics, laxatives, enemas, amphotericin B, corticosteroids (high dose). Wait until 24 hr after the last dose of linezolid.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
N06AB10 - escitalopram ; Belongs to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Used in the management of depression.
Presentation/Packing
Form
S-Oropram FC tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
28's
Form
S-Oropram FC tab 20 mg
Packing/Price
28's
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