ESCITALOPRAM- escitalopram oxalate tablet, film coated 
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Medication Guide

Escitalopram Tablet, 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 or Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome-like reactions. This condition can be life-threatening and may include:

3. Severe allergic reactions:

: 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 anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs, like ibuprofen or naproxen), or aspirin. 4. Abnormal bleeding®®

5. Seizures or convulsions

6. Manic episodes:

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

Elderly people may be at greater risk for this. Symptoms may include: 8. Low salt (sodium) levels in the blood.

. Stopping escitalopram tablets too quickly may cause serious symptoms including: Do not stop escitalopram tablets without first talking to your healthcare provider

What is escitalopram tablets?

Escitalopram tablets 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 tablets is 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:

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:

medicines 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. Tell your healthcare provider about all thethat you take,

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 oxalate or citalopram hydrobromide 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?

of those described in the section entitled “ ” Escitalopram tablets may cause serious side effects, including allWhat 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.


How should I store escitalopram tablets?

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

General information aboutescitalopram 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, USP go to or call Apotex Corp. at 1-800-667-4708.

What are the ingredients in escitalopram tablets?

Active ingredient: escitalopram oxalate

Inactive ingredients:

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

The brands listed are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

5 mg, 10 mg and 20

Manufactured by:
Apotex Research Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore - 560 099 India

Manufactured by:
Apotex Inc. Toronto, Ontario Canada M9L 1T9

Manufactured for:
Apotex Corp. Weston, Florida 33326

Revision 2

Revised: May 2012

Revised: 8/2012
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