Escitalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and works by restoring the balance of serotonin in the brain. Taken in a once-daily tablet, this easy and convenient option may be able to help you get back to feeling like yourself.
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Escitalopram 10mg tablets
Take one tablet by mouth daily
What is this drug used for?
• It is used to treat low mood (depression).
• It is used to treat anxiety.
• It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
• Feeling dizzy, sleepy, tired, or weak
• Upset stomach
• Diarrhea or constipation
• Dry mouth
• Trouble sleeping
• Sweating a lot
• Flu-like signs
• Runny nose
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
• Low sodium levels like headache, trouble focusing, memory problems, feeling confused, weakness, seizures, or change in balance
• Low mood (depression), nervousness, restlessness, grouchiness, panic attacks, changes in mood or actions are new or worse, or thoughts or actions of suicide
• Bleeding like throwing up or coughing up blood; vomit that looks like coffee grounds; blood in the urine; black, red, or tarry stools; bleeding from the gums; abnormal vaginal bleeding; bruises without a cause or that get bigger; or bleeding you cannot stop
• Fever or chills
• Erection that lasts more than 4 hours
• Sex problems like lowered interest in sex, trouble having an orgasm, ejaculation problems, or trouble getting or keeping an erection
• Eye problems like eye pain, change in eyesight, or swelling or redness in or around the eye
• Serotonin syndrome like agitation; change in balance; confusion; hallucinations; fever; fast or abnormal heartbeat; flushing; muscle twitching or stiffness; seizures; shivering or shaking; sweating a lot; severe diarrhea, upset stomach, or throwing up; or very bad headache
• Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a limited summary of general information about the medicine's uses from the patient education leaflet and is not intended to be comprehensive. This limited summary does NOT include all information available about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. For a more detailed summary of information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine, please speak with your healthcare provider and review the entire patient education leaflet.