Adults: Major depressive episodes: Escitalopram Tablets should be administered as a single oral dose of 10 mg daily in otherwise healthy adults. Depending on individual patient response, the dose may be increased to a maximum of 20 mg daily.
Usually 2-4 weeks are necessary for an antidepressant response.
Panic disorder: A single oral dose of 5 mg is recommended for the ﬁrst week before increasing the dose to 10 mg daily. The dose may be further increased, up to a maximum of 20 mg daily, dependent on individual patient response.
Elderly patients (>65 years of age): A longer half-life and a decreased clearance have been demonstrated in the elderly, therefore a lower initial and maximum dose should be considered.
Reduced renal function: Dosage adjustment is not necessary in patients with mild or moderate renal impairment. No information is available on the treatment of patients with severely reduced renal function (creatinine clearance <30 mL/min).
Reduced hepatic function: Dosages should be halved to the lower end of the dose range in patients with hepatic insuﬃciency. When stopping Escitalopram Tablets therapy, gradual dose reduction should be considered.
Escitalopram Tablets is administered as a single daily dose. Escitalopram Tablets may be taken without regard to food intake or as prescribed by the physician.