Generic name: Escitalopram, Citalopram
Packing: 28 tabs 20mg each
Seropram is amongst the class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It treats depression, which is linked to mood disorders. Other than treating depression, the drug is also used by people with Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Huntington’s disease, and Post Stroke Pathological crying. Also, it is also used for reducing the symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy and premature ejaculation. However, the medicine should be taken only if prescribed for any of the given conditions.
The recommended dosage for Seropram is 20 mg once every day. Before taking the drug, it is important to get a prescription as doses differ according to the condition. It is important to consult a doctor before starting the medicine, and also if you want to stop taking it. If a dose is missed, extra doses should not be taken to make up for the missed one. It can be taken either with food or without food. In order for the medicine to have its full effect, it is important to follow the regular dosage schedule. While obtaining a prescription, you should let the doctor know if you are taking medicines of any other kind. This is necessary because this may have an affect on the effectiveness of Seropram, and it can also make the drug toxic. It is also recommended not to use alcohol with the medicine.
Seropram is relatively safer than other antidepressants because it is less life threatening if taken in large quantities, and the side effects are not very adverse which makes it more tolerable for older people. This most common reason for the drug being prescribed is its effect on the neurotransmitter serotonin, and the minimal side effects as compared to other similar medicines. The time taken by Seropram to take effect depends upon the user’s condition and whether any other medicines are being taken. The time period usually taken by Seropram to take its effect is four to eight weeks. This can also be shorter – or even longer – depending on individual medical conditions.
Seropram has varying side effects. Some of them are common while the others are not very common. The most common side effects of the medicine which have been reported are headaches, dizziness, lack of sleep, anxiety, fatigue, irritability, drowsiness, sweating, sexual problems, changes in weight and appetite, nausea and weakness. These side effects might not occur in all individuals. In case of any unusual changes in behaviour or suicidal thoughts by the person using the medicine, it is important to seek immediate medical help.
This article is for informational purposes only. For further instructions on Seropram consult with your doctor.
Possible side effects:
- dry mouth
- increased sweating
- loss of appetite