Manufacturer: La Pharmaceuticals
Trade name: Esitor
Active ingredient: Escitalopram
Category: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)
Pregnancy category: Escitalopram belongs to FDA pregnancy category C.
Uses: Esitor 5 mg tablet is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
How to use: Take Esitor 5 mg tablet orally with or with out food. Do not stop using medication with out your doctor advise. Sudden stop may lead to withdrawal symptoms such as mood changes, irritablity, anxiety, confusion, headache, tiredness, sleep changes.
Side Effects: Diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, light-headedness, Nausea, dry mouth, trouble sleeping, constipation, tiredness, and increased sweating may occur.
Dosage: For depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) usual adult dose: Initial dose is 10 mg orally once a day for one week and maintenance dose is 10 to 20 mg orally once a day.
Written by: : healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: September 24th, 2015
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