ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE- escitalopram oxalate solution
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Escitalopram Oxalate (ES-sye-TAL-oh-pram OX-a-late)
Read the Medication Guide that comes with Escitalopram Oxalate 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 Oxalate?
Escitalopram Oxalate and other antidepressant medicines may cause serious side effects, including:
1. Suicidal thoughts or actions:
Escitalopram Oxalate and other antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, or young adults within the first few months of treatment or when the dose is changed.
Depression or other serious mental illnesses are the most important causes of suicidal thoughts or actions.
Watch for these changes and call your healthcare provider right away if you notice:
• New or sudden changes in mood, behavior, actions, thoughts, or feelings, especially if severe.
• Pay particular attention to such changes when escitalopram oxalate is started or when the dose is changed.
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:
attempts to commit suicide
acting on dangerous impulses
acting aggressive or violent
thoughts about suicide or dying
new or worse depression
new or worse anxiety or panic attacks
feeling agitated, restless, angry or irritable
an increase in activity or talking more than what is normal for you
other unusual changes in behavior or mood
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, or call 911 if an emergency. Escitalopram Oxalate may be associated with these serious side effects:
2. Serotonin Syndrome. This condition can be life-threatening and may include:
agitation, hallucinations, coma or other changes in mental status
coordination problems or muscle twitching (overactive reflexes)
racing heartbeat, high or low blood pressure
sweating or fever
nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
3. Severe allergic reactions:
swelling of the face, tongue, eyes or mouth
rash, itchy welts (hives) or blisters, alone or with fever or joint pain
4. Abnormal bleeding: Escitalopram Oxalate 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
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 Oxalate without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping Escitalopram Oxalate too quickly may cause serious symptoms including:
What is Escitalopram Oxalate?
Escitalopram Oxalate 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 Oxalate is also used to treat:
Talk to your healthcare provider if you do not think that your condition is getting better with Escitalopram Oxalate treatment.
Who should not take Escitalopram Oxalate?
Do not take Escitalopram Oxalate if you:
People who take Escitalopram Oxalate 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:
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Escitalopram Oxalate? Ask if you are not sure.
Before starting Escitalopram Oxalate, 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 Oxalate 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 oxalate with your other medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine while taking escitalopram oxalate without talking to your healthcare provider first.
If you take escitalopram oxalate, you should not take any other medicines that contain escitalopram oxalate or citalopram hydrobromide including: Celexa.
How should I take Escitalopram Oxalate?
What should I avoid while taking Escitalopram Oxalate?
Escitalopram Oxalate 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 oxalate affects you. Do not drink alcohol while using escitalopram oxalate.
What are the possible side effects of Escitalopram Oxalate?
Escitalopram Oxalate 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 oxalate?”
Common possible side effects in people who take escitalopram oxalate 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 oxalate. 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 Oxalate?
Keep Escitalopram Oxalate Oral Solution and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about Escitalopram Oxalate
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use Escitalopram Oxalate Oral Solution for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Escitalopram Oxalate 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 oxalate. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You may ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about escitalopram oxalate that is written for healthcare professionals.
For more information about Escitalopram Oxalate Oral Solution call 1-844-834-0530.
What are the ingredients in Escitalopram Oxalate Oral Solution?
Active ingredient: escitalopram oxalate
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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