ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE- escitalopram oxalate tablet
NuCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Escitalopram (EE sye TAL o pram) Tablets, USP
Read the Medication Guide that comes with escitalopram tablets before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider if there is something you do not understand or want to learn more about.
Escitalopram tablets and other antidepressant medicines may cause serious side effects, including:
1. Suicidal thoughts or actions:
Keep all follow-up visits with your healthcare provider and call between visits if you are worried about symptoms.
Callyourhealthcareproviderrightawayifyouhaveanyofthefollowingsymptoms, orcall911ifanemergency, especiallyiftheyarenew, worse, orworryyou:
Call yourhealthcareproviderrightawayifyouhaveanyofthefollowingsymptoms, orcall911ifanemergency.Escitalopramtabletsmaybeassociatedwiththeseserioussideeffects:
2. Serotonin Syndrome. This condition can be life-threatening and may include:
3. Severe allergicreactions:
4. Abnormal bleeding: Escitalopram tablets and other antidepressant medicines may increase your risk of bleeding or bruising, especially if you take the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin ®, Jantoven ®), a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAIDs, like ibuprofen or naproxen), or aspirin.
5. Seizures orconvulsions
6. Manic episodes:
7. Changes inappetiteorweight. Children and adolescents should have height and weight monitored during treatment.
8. Low salt(sodium)levelsintheblood. Elderly people may be at greater risk for this. Symptoms may include:
9. Visual problems
Only some people are at risk for these problems. You may want to undergo an eye examination to see if you are at risk and receive preventative treatment if you are.
Do notstopescitalopramtabletswithoutfirsttalkingtoyourhealthcareprovider. Stopping escitalopram tablets too quickly may cause serious symptoms including:
Escitalopram tablets are a prescription medicine used to treat depression. It is important to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of treating depression and also the risks of not treating it. You should discuss all treatment choices with your healthcare provider. Escitalopram tablets are also used to treat:
Talk to your healthcare provider if you do not think that your condition is getting better with escitalopram tablets treatment.
Do not take escitalopram tablets if you:
○ high fever
○ uncontrolled muscle spasms
○ stiff muscles
○ rapid changes in heart rate or blood pressure
○ loss of consciousness (pass out)
Before starting escitalopram tablets, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell yourhealthcareprovideraboutallthe medicines thatyoutake, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Escitalopram tablets and some medicines may interact with each other, may not work as well, or may cause serious side effects.
Your healthcare provider or pharmacist can tell you if it is safe to take escitalopram tablets with your other medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine while taking escitalopram tablets without talking to your healthcare provider first.
|If you take escitalopram tablets, you should not take any other medicines that contain escitalopram or citalopram including: Celexa.|
Escitalopram tablets can cause sleepiness or may affect your ability to make decisions, think clearly, or react quickly. You should not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how escitalopram tablets affect you. Do not drink alcohol while using escitalopram tablets.
Escitalopramtabletsmaycauseserioussideeffects, including all of those described in the section entitled "What is the most important information I should know about escitalopram tablets?"
Common possible side effects in people who take escitalopram tablets include :
Other side effects in children and adolescents include:
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of escitalopram tablets. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR FOR MEDICAL ADVICE ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS. YOU MAY REPORT SIDE EFFECTS TO FDA AT 1-800-FDA-1088.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use escitalopram tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give escitalopram tablets to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about escitalopram tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You may ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about escitalopram tablets that is written for healthcare professionals.
For more information about escitalopram tablets call 1-800-912-9561.
Active ingredient: escitalopram oxalate, USP
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8075449 Revised June 2019
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.