S Citadep (Escitalopram Oxalate)
What is S Citadep (Escitalopram Oxalate) used for?
S Citadep (Escitalopram Oxalate) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat patients suffering from depression. The medication rebalances levels of naturally occurring chemicals in the brain to prevent symptoms such as feelings of guilt, hopelessness, anxiety, or irritability. This action also makes it useful for alleviating anxiety disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social phobia, or panic disorder. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use S Citadep (Escitalopram Oxalate)?
Always follow the directions provided by your physician while using S Citadep (Escitalopram Oxalate) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken once daily, but your individual instructions will differ depending on the severity of your condition. Swallow these with a full glass of water to aid absorption. It is not recommended to crush, split, or chew the tablets before use to avoid destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration. Note that sudden halting of application may cause withdrawal symptoms. When stopping the use of the medication, you may be instructed to gradually reduce your dosage to prevent the occurrence of these symptoms.
What are the side effects of S Citadep (Escitalopram Oxalate)?
S Citadep (Escitalopram Oxalate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Inform your physician immediately if you experience any intense symptoms or more serious side effects including stiff muscles, irregular heartbeats, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, tremors, faintness, seizures, hallucinations, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require emergency medical attention or adjustments to your dosage to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not begin the use of S Citadep (Escitalopram Oxalate) if you have uncontrolled epilepsy, bipolar disorder, or if you have taken an MAOI medication within the last two weeks. It is also important to inform your physician if you have diabetes, epilepsy, manic episodes, heart failure, a history of bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, if you are taking antipsychotic medications, history of suicidal thoughts, or if you are undergoing electroconvulsive therapy. These conditions may cause unexpected health complications requiring adjustments to your dosage.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using S Citadep (Escitalopram Oxalate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.