Etipax Forte

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Etipax Forte Information

Etipax Forte is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Anxiety. Other than this, Etipax Forte has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Etipax Forte. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Etipax Forte are Dry Mouth, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhoea. Some other side effects of Etipax Forte have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Etipax Forte are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Etipax Forte has a Unknown effect for pregnant women and Unknown effect on lactating mothers. Further, the section on Etipax Forte related warnings talks about Etipax Forte's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Other contraindications of Etipax Forte have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Additionally, Etipax Forte may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Etipax Forte is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Etipax Forte Benefits & Uses

Etipax Forte is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Etipax Forte Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Depression
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: strength 0.5 mg Etizolam and 5 mg Escitalopram
Geriatric
  • Disease: Depression
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: strength 0.5 mg Etizolam and 5 mg Escitalopram

Etipax Forte Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Etipax Forte safe for pregnant women?


    It is not known what effect Etipax Forte will have on pregnant women, because no research work has been carried out on this till date.

    Unknown
  • Is the use of Etipax Forte safe during breastfeeding?


    There is no research available on the side effects of Etipax Forte in breastfeeding women. Therefore, its impact is unknown.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Etipax Forte on the Kidneys?


    Etipax Forte can have moderate side effects on the kidney. If you notice any harmful effects, stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Etipax Forte on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Etipax Forte. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Etipax Forte on the Heart?


    There may be an adverse effect on the heart after taking Etipax Forte. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Restart this medicine only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate


Severe Interaction of Etipax Forte with Other Drugs

Etipax Forte should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Mild

Unknown



Etipax Forte Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Etipax Forte unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Etipax Forte

  • Is this Etipax Forte habit forming or addictive?


    Yes, Etipax Forte can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.

    Yes
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Etipax Forte, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Etipax Forte can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Etipax Forte only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Yes, taking Etipax Forte can treat mental disorders.

    Yes

Etipax Forte Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Etipax Forte


    Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Etipax Forte, due to a lack of research on this.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Etipax Forte


    Taking Etipax Forte with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Etipax Forte

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Etipax Forte cause weight gain?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

No, Etipax Forte does not cause weight gain. However, if you gain weight after taking Etipax Forte, discuss it with your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Etipax Forte cure anxiety?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Etipax Forte when taken as a short-term course can help in providing relief from anxiety by relaxing the muscles of the body and suppressing the abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Etipax Forte safe to use?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Yes, Etipax Forte is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, some known side effects are observed at the therapeutic dose level such as drowsiness, sedation, muscle weakness, and amnesia. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you are facing any of the above.

Question over 5 years ago

When to take Etipax Forte?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Ideally Etipax Forte can be taken with food or without food post evening because its absorption is not affected by food. However, you are recommended to take it as per a doctor's instructions.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Etipax Forte cause dry mouth?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Etipax Forte causes dry mouth. It is a common side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause behind this is not known. If you experience excess dry mouth after taking this drug, please consult your doctor and follow his/her instructions.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lexapro® (escitalopram oxalate)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 461

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 520-522

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