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S Citadep 10mg (Escitalopram)

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Product Name
S Citadep 10mg 10 Tablets/Strip
Also known as Lexapro or Cipralex
Active Ingredient
escitalopram
Manufacturer
Protec
Product Type
Antidepressant (SSRI)
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Product Description

S Citadep general information

What is S Citadep used for?

S Citadep tablets 10mg are used to treat major depression and symptoms of depressive illness, including anxiety, loss of interest in usual activities, disturbed sleep, change in appetite, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating, and recurrent thoughts of suicide. S Citadep tablets 10mg are also used to treat other mood disorders that affect daily activities and relationships with others including, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety disorder (social phobia) and generalised anxiety disorder.

How does S Citadep work?

S Citadep tablets 10mg contain escitalopram which is an antidepressant belonging to the class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). Escitalopram is similar in structure to other SSRIs but is more selective and more potent. S Citadep tablets 10mg acts in the brain to correct the chemical imbalance that is thought to be one of the major causes of depression and other mood disorders, particularly a lack of serotonin (a neurotransmitter or brain chemical that allows nerve cells to communicate) which controls many body activities, including regulating mood. Escitalopram in S Citadep tablets block the reuptake of serotonin from the synapse, which is the gap between nerve cells across which chemical messages are sent from one nerve cell to another. If the re-uptake of serotonin by the first nerve cell (pre-synaptic) is blocked, this means that there is more serotonin remaining for the receiving nerve cell (post-synaptic), which allows nerve cells to communicate with each other for longer. The action of S Citadep tablets 10mg helps relieve symptoms of depression and other mood disorders by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain, which in turn increases stimulation of nerve pathways that control mood.

What does S Citadep contain?

S Citadep tablets 10mg contain escitalopram oxalate, an antidepressant belonging to the class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), used to treat depression and other mood disorders.

Treating depression with S Citadep

S Citadep tablets 10mg contain escitalopram which is an antidepressant belonging to the class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), used to treat symptoms of depression, including anxiety, loss of interest in usual activities, disturbed sleep, change in appetite, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating and recurrent thoughts of suicide. One of the major causes of depression is thought to be a lack of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter (brain chemical that allows nerve cells to communicate) that controls mood. S Citadep works by specifically blocking the reuptake of serotonin from the synapse, or gap between nerve cells across which chemical messages are sent to allow nerve cell to communicate with each other. By preventing the reuptake of serotonin by the first nerve cell (pre-synaptic) there is more serotonin remaining for the receiving nerve cell (post-synaptic), so that nerve cells can communicate with each other for longer which increases stimulation of nerve pathways that control mood changes, relieving symptoms of depression.

S Citadep for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

S Citadep tablets 10mg contain escitalopram which is an antidepressant belonging to the class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), used to treat symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), including intrusive unwanted repetitive thoughts and an irresistible urge to keep repeating certain actions, such as hand-washing or counting, to try and prevent some imagined dreaded event. One of the major causes of OCD is thought to be low levels of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter (brain chemical that allows nerve cells to communicate) and if there is a lack of serotonin, the brain cells involved in nerve pathways that control mood changes generate feelings of anxiety and panic instead of well-being, which is associated with high levels of serotonin. S Citadep works by blocking the reuptake of serotonin from the synapse, or gap between nerve cells across which chemical messages are sent to allow nerve cell to communicate with each other. By preventing the reuptake of serotonin by the first nerve cell (pre-synaptic) there is more serotonin remaining for the receiving nerve cell (post-synaptic), so that nerve cells can communicate with each other for longer which increases stimulation of nerve pathways that control mood changes, relieving symptoms of OCD.

What are the side effects of S Citadep?

The more common side effects reported when taking S Citadep tablets 10mg are generally mild and transient and usually disappear with continued treatment. They include: decreased or loss of appetite, dry mouth, diarrhoea, nausea, sleeplessness, fatigue, drowsiness, increased sweating, sexual problems.

When should S Citadep not be used?

You should not use S Citadep if you:

  • are allergic to escitalopram or any of the ingredients in S Citadep tablets 10mg
  • are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • have liver disease
  • taking any monoamine oxidase inhibitor medications as these can cause serious reactions if taken with S Citadep or within 14 days
  • taking other medication that interacts with S Citadep, including, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression, the analgesic tramadol, tryptophan, or phentermine (weight-reducing medicines), migraine medicines like sumatriptan, the antipsychotic pimozide, herbal remedies containing St. John´s Wort, bupropion, for nicotine dependence
  • are taking medication that affects blood clotting as these may increase risk of bleeding if taken with S Citadep

What medications interact with S Citadep?

Several medications interact with S Citadep and should either not be taken while you are taking S Citadep or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:

  • Drugs that cause a serious reaction with S Citadep: monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression, medication that affects blood clotting like warfarin, as these may increase risk of bleeding if taken with S Citadep
  • Drugs that affect S Citadep: tramadol (analgesic), tryptophan or lithium (mood alteration), or phentermine (weight-reducing medicines), medicines used to treat migraine, eg sumatriptan, St John’s wort, a herbal remedy used to treat mood disorders, cimetidine for reflux and ulcers
  • Drugs that are affected by S Citadep: the antipsychotic pimozide, clozapine for schizophrenia , the anticoagulant warfarin, phenytoin for epilepsy, diazepam (sedative), tolbutamide for treat diabetes , methadone, used to treat drug addiction , bupropion, for nicotine dependence

How should S Citadep be taken?

You should take your S Citadep tablets 10mg with a glass of water with or without food usually once a day, at the same time each day, for several weeks or months, depending on your condition and your doctor’s recommendations. Your doctor may increase your dose, depending on what you are being treated for.

How long should you take S Citadep?

You should take your S Citadep tablets 10mg regularly for as long as recommended by your doctor, usually at least 6 months.

Missed dose of S Citadep

If you miss a dose of S Citadep take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

How should S Citadep be stored?

You should keep your S Citadep tablets 10mg in their blister packs until use and store below 30°C in a cool dry place.

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