Feliz S

Feliz S Dosage/Direction for Use

escitalopram

Manufacturer:

Torrent

Distributor:

Atlanta Medicare

Marketer:

Atlanta Medicare
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Feliz S is administered as single daily dose and may be taken with or without food.
MODE OF ADMINISTRATION: Major depressive episodes: Usual dosage is 10 mg once daily. Depending on individual patient response, the dose may be increased to a maximum of 20 mg daily.
Usually 2-4 weeks are necessary to obtain antidepressant response. After the symptoms resolve, treatment for at least 6 months is required for consolidation of the response.
Generalized anxiety disorder: Usual dosage is 10 mg once daily. Depending on individual patient response, the dose may be increased a maximum of 20 mg daily. Treatment for 3 months is recommended to consolidate response. Long-term treatment of responders for 6 months has been shown to prevent relapse and can be considered on an individual basis; treatment benefits should be re-evaluated at regular intervals.
Elderly: Initial treatment with half of the usually recommended does and a lower maximum dose should be considered.
Hepatic function impairment: An initial dose of 5 mg daily for the first two weeks of treatment is recommended. Depending on individual patient response, the dose may be increased 10 mg daily.
Discontinuation symptoms seen when stopping treatment: Abrupt discontinuation should be avoided. When stopping treatment with escitalopram, the dose should be gradually reduced over a period of at least one to two weeks in order to reduce the risk of discontinuation symptoms. If intolerable symptoms occur following a decrease in the dose or upon discontinuation of treatment, then resuming the previously prescribed dose may be considered. Subsequently, the physician may continue decreasing the dose, but at a more gradual rate.
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