ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE- escitalopram oxalate tablet 
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Medication Guide

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.

What  is  the  most  important  information  I  should  know  about  escitalopram  tablets?

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.

Call  your  healthcare  provider  right  away  if  you  have  any  of  the  following  symptoms, or  call  911  if  an  emergency, especially  if  they  are  new, worse, or  worry  you:

Call  your  healthcare  provider  right  away  if  you  have  any  of  the  following  symptoms, or  call  911  if  an  emergency.  Escitalopram  tablets  may  be  associated  with  these  serious  side  effects:

2. Serotonin Syndrome. This condition can be life-threatening and may include:

3. Severe  allergic  reactions:

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  or  convulsions

6. Manic  episodes:

7. Changes  in  appetite  or  weight. Children and adolescents should have height and weight monitored during treatment.

8. Low  salt  (sodium)  levels  in  the  blood. 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  not  stop  escitalopram  tablets  without  first  talking  to  your  healthcare  provider. Stopping escitalopram tablets too quickly may cause serious symptoms including:

What  are  escitalopram  tablets?

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.

Who  should  not  take  escitalopram  tablets?

Do not take escitalopram tablets if you:

People  who  take  escitalopram  tablets  close  in  time  to  an  MAOI  may  have  serious  or  even  life-threatening  side  effects.  Get  medical  help  right  away  if  you  have  any  of  these  symptoms:

○          high fever

○          uncontrolled muscle spasms

○          stiff muscles

○          rapid changes in heart rate or blood pressure

○          confusion

○          loss of consciousness (pass out)

What  should  I  tell  my  healthcare  provider  before  taking  escitalopram  tablets?  Ask  if  you  are  not  sure.

Before starting escitalopram tablets, tell your healthcare provider if you:

Tell  your  healthcare  provider  about  all  the medicines that  you  take, 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.

How  should  I  take  escitalopram  tablets?

What  should  I  avoid  while  taking  escitalopram  tablets?

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.

What  are  the  possible  side  effects  of  escitalopram  tablets?

Escitalopram  tablets  may  cause  serious  side  effects, 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.

How  should  I  store  escitalopram  tablets?

Keep  escitalopram  tablets  and  all  medicines  out  of  the  reach  of  children.

General  information  about  escitalopram  tablets

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.

What  are  the  ingredients  in  escitalopram  tablets?

Active ingredient: escitalopram oxalate, USP

Inactive ingredients:

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Manufactured by:

TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD., INDIA.

Manufactured For:

TORRENT PHARMA INC., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

 8075449                                                                                               Revised June 2019

  This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Revised: 1/2020
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