Always consult a Medical doctor or patient care specialist before using escitalopram oxalate tablets.
Indications and Usage
Escitalopram oxalate is indicated in the treatment of depression and generalized anxiety disorders.
It can also be used in combination with other medications as it helps maintain mental balance.
Administration and Dosage
Use of escitalopram oxalate tablets during pregnancy or breastfeeding does not appear to be harmful.
Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking escitalopram oxalate tablets.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage. The usual dose for adults is 10 – 20mg taken once per day.
The usual dose for children aged between 12 to 17 years is 10-20mg; this should be taken once a day depending on age and body weight.
Escitalopram oxalate tablet is not for use in children younger than 12 years.
Possible interactions with escitalopram oxalate tablets include: Blood thinners, migraine drugs, psychiatric drugs, water pills, serotonergic drugs and drugs that reduce stomach acid.
Escitalopram oxalate tablets should not be taken with alcohol. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with escitalopram oxalate tablets.
Escitalopram oxalate tablets are contraindicated if:
- You have suicidal thoughts;
- You are below 12 years old;
- You are allergic to its active ingredients.
Taking more medicines may cause poisoning and serious side effects. Please call the emergency department if you suspect an escitalopram oxalate tablets overdose.
Adverse Reactions and Precautions
Do not take escitalopram oxalate if:
- You have a bleeding disorder;
- You have suicidal tendencies;
- You have a high tendency for addiction and misuse;
- You are not under the watchful supervision of a medical doctor or specialist;
- You are allergic to its active ingredients;
- You have closed –angle-glaucoma.
No adverse reactions have been reported.
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