ESCITALOPRAM- escitalopram tablet, film coated 
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                                                                                                  Medication Guide

                                                                                           Escitalopram Tablets
                                                                                              (ES-sye-TAL-oh-pram)

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.

  1. What is the most important information I should know about escitalopram tablets?
    Escitalopram tablets and other antidepressant medicines may cause serious side effects, including:
  2. Suicidal thoughts or actions:
  3. Escitalopram tablets 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.
  4. Depression or other serious mental illnesses are the most important causes of suicidal thoughts or actions.
  5. Watch for these changes and call your healthcare provider right away if you notice:
  6. New or sudden changes in mood, behavior, actions, thoughts, or feelings, especially if severe.
  7. Pay particular attention to such changes when escitalopram tablet 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:

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:

  1. Serotonin Syndrome. This condition can be life-threatening and may include:
  2. agitation, hallucinations, coma or other changes in mental status
  3. coordination problems or muscle twitching (overactive reflexes)
  4. racing heartbeat, high or low blood pressure
  5. sweating or fever
  6. nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  7. muscle rigidity
  8. Severe allergic reactions:
  9. trouble breathing
  10. swelling of the face, tongue, eyes or mouth
  11. rash, itchy welts (hives) or blisters, alone or with fever or joint pain
  12. 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.
  13. Seizures or convulsions
  14. Manic episodes:
  15. greatly increased energy
  16. severe trouble sleeping
  17. racing thoughts
  18. reckless behavior
  19. unusually grand ideas
  20. excessive happiness or irritability
  21. talking more or faster than usual
  22. Changes in appetite or weight. Children and adolescents should have height and weight monitored during treatment.
  23. Low salt (sodium) levels in the blood. Elderly people may be at greater risk for this. Symptoms may include:
  24. headache
  25. weakness or feeling unsteady
  26. confusion, problems concentrating or thinking or memory problems
  27. Visual problems.
  28. eye pain
  29. changes in vision
  30. swelling or redness in or around the eye

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.

  1. Sexual Dysfunction. Taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), including escitalopram tablets, may cause sexual problems.
  2. Symptoms in males may include:
  3. Delayed in ejaculation or inability to have an ejaculation
  4. Decreased sex drive
  5. Problems getting or keeping an erection
  6. Symptoms in females may include:
  7. Decreased sex drive
  8. Delayed orgasm or inability to have an orgasm
  9. 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 tablets. There may be treatments your healthcare provider can suggest.

Do not stop escitalopram tablets without first talking to your healthcare provider.

Stopping escitalopram tablets too quickly may cause serious symptoms including:

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:

Do not take escitalopram tablets with Orap ® (pimozide) because taking these two drugs together can cause serious heart problems.

  1. 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:
  2. Are taking certain drugs such as:
  3. Triptans used to treat migraine headache
  4. Medicines used to treat mood, anxiety, psychotic or thought disorders, including tricyclics, lithium, SSRIs, SNRIs, amphetamines, or antipsychotics
  5. Tramadol
  6. Over-the-counter supplements such as tryptophan or St. John’s Wort
  7. have liver problems
  8. have kidney problems
  9. have heart problems
  10. have or had seizures or convulsions
  11. have bipolar disorder or mania
  12. have low sodium levels in your blood
  13. have a history of a stroke
  14. have high blood pressure
  15. have or had bleeding problems
  16. are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Taking escitalopram oxalate late in pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of certain problems in your newborn. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of treating depression during pregnancy.
  17. If you become pregnant while taking escitalopram oxalate, talk to your healthcare provider about registering with the National Pregnancy Registry for Antidepressants. You can register by calling 1-844-405-6185 or go to https: //womensmentalhealth.org/clinical-and-research-programs/pregnancyregistry/antidepressants/.
  18. Are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. Escitalopram oxalate may pass into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if taking escitalopram tablets.

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.

  1. 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?

Your child’s height and weight should be monitored during treatment with escitalopram tablets.

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 THE FDA AT 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store escitalopram tablets?

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

  1. 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.
  2. For more information, go to www.accordhealthcare.us or call Accord Healthcare Inc. at 1-866-941-7875.
  3. What are the ingredients in escitalopram tablets?

    Active ingredient: escitalopram oxalate
    Inactive ingredients:
  4. Tablets: croscarmellose sodium, microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate and talc. The film coating contains hypromellose, titanium dioxide, and polyethylene glycol.

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

Coumadin ® is registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
Jantoven ® is registered trademark of Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.
Orap ® is registered trademark of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA

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    Revised November 2021

Revised: 1/2022
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