Escivex 5/Escivex 10

Escivex 5/Escivex 10

escitalopram

Manufacturer:

Vexxa Lifesciences

Distributor:

VE Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Escitalopram oxalate
Indications/Uses
Treatment of major depressive episodes, panic disorder w/ or w/o agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder & obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Major depressive episodes, generalized anxiety disorder & obsessive-compulsive disorder 10 mg once daily, increased after at least a wk to a max of 20 mg once daily if necessary. Panic disorder w/ or w/o agoraphobia Initially 5 mg for the 1st wk, then increase to 10 mg/day. Max: 20 mg daily. Social anxiety disorder 10 mg once daily adjusted after 2-4 wk. Usual dose: 5-20 mg daily. Elderly (>65 yr) Initially 5 mg daily. May be increased to 10 mg daily depending on individual patient response.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Concomitant administration w/ MAOIs. Childn.
Special Precautions
Discontinue use if seizure occurs & entering manic phase. Patients w/ history of mania/hypomania, panic disorder, unstable/controlled epilepsy, DM, cutaneous bleeding abnormalities, history of bleeding disorders; patients on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Monitor patients for suicide risk in 1st few wk of treatment. Patients w/ hepatic impairment.
Adverse Reactions
Decreased appetite; insomnia, somnolence, dizziness, fatigue, drowsiness; sinusitis, yawning; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, anorexia; increased sweating; decreased libido, ejaculation disorders (male), anorgasmia (female), galactorrhea; pyrexia.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
N06AB10 - escitalopram ; Belongs to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Used in the management of depression.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Escivex 10 FC tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
30's
Form
Escivex 5 FC tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
30's
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