ESCITALOPRAM- escitalopram oxalate solution
Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Read the Medication Guide that comes with escitalopram oral solution 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 oral solution?
Escitalopram oral solution and other antidepressant medicines may cause serious side effects, including:
1. Suicidal thoughts or actions:
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, or call 911 if an emergency. Escitalopram oral solution 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 oral solution 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 anti-inflammatory 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
10. Sexual problems (dysfunction). Taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), including escitalopram oral solution, may cause sexual problems.
Symptoms in males may include:
Symptoms in females may include:
Talk to your healthcare provider if you develop any changes in your sexual function or if you have any questions or concerns about sexual problems during treatment with escitalopram oral solution. There may be treatments your healthcare provider can suggest.
Do not stop escitalopram oral solution without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping escitalopram oral solution too quickly may cause serious symptoms including:
What is escitalopram oral solution?
Escitalopram oral solution is 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 oral solution is also used to treat:
Talk to your healthcare provider if you do not think that your condition is getting better with escitalopram oral solution treatment.
Who should not take escitalopram oral solution?
Do not take escitalopram oral solution if you:
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking escitalopram oral solution? Ask if you are not sure.
Before starting escitalopram oral solution, 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 oral solution 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 oral solution with your other medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine while taking escitalopram oral solution without talking to your healthcare provider first.
|If you take escitalopram oral solution, you should not take any other medicines that contain escitalopram or citalopram including: Celexa.|
How should I take escitalopram oral solution?
What should I avoid while taking escitalopram oral solution?
Escitalopram oral solution 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 oral solution affects you. Do not drink alcohol while using escitalopram oral solution.
What are the possible side effects of escitalopram oral solution?
Escitalopram oral solution 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 oral solution?"
Common possible side effects in people who take escitalopram oral solution 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 oral solution. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR FOR MEDICAL ADVICE ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS. YOU MAY REPORT SIDE EFFECTS TO THE FDA AT 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store escitalopram oral solution?
Keep escitalopram oral solution and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about escitalopram oral solution
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use escitalopram oral solution for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give escitalopram oral solution to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about escitalopram oral solution. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You may ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about escitalopram oral solution that is written for healthcare professionals.
For more information about escitalopram oral solution call 1-866-923-4914 or go to www.taro.com.
What are the ingredients in escitalopram oral solution?
Active ingredient: escitalopram oxalate
Inactive ingredients: citric acid, glycerin, malic acid, methylparaben, natural peppermint flavor, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, sodium citrate, and sorbitol
Mfd. by: Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Brampton, Ontario, Canada L6T 1C1
Dist. by: Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Hawthorne, NY 10532
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Revised: July 2021
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.