Exidep 20 Mg Tablet

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Exidep 20 Mg Tablet Information

Exidep 20 Mg Tablet is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa. Exidep 20 Mg Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Exidep 20 Mg Tablet. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Exidep 20 Mg Tablet have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Exidep 20 Mg Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Exidep 20 Mg Tablet's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. In addition, Exidep 20 Mg Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Exidep 20 Mg Tablet related warnings section.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Exidep 20 Mg Tablet contraindications section.

Drug reaction of Exidep 20 Mg Tablet with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Exidep 20 Mg Tablet is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Exidep 20 Mg Tablet Benefits & Uses

Exidep 20 Mg Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Exidep 20 Mg Tablet 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: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Depression
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Depression
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: PMS
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Given continuously or during the luteal phase only


Exidep 20 Mg Tablet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Exidep 20 Mg Tablet is used -

Moderate

Mild

Exidep 20 Mg Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Exidep 20 Mg Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Exidep can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Exidep, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Exidep 20 Mg Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Exidep should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Exidep 20 Mg Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Exidep has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Exidep 20 Mg Tablet on the Liver?


    Exidep has very mild side effects on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Exidep 20 Mg Tablet on the Heart?


    Side effects of Exidep rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Exidep 20 Mg Tablet with Other Drugs

Exidep 20 Mg Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan
    Amiodarone

    Moderate



    Exidep 20 Mg Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Exidep 20 Mg Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Exidep 20 Mg Tablet

    • Is this Exidep 20 Mg Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Exidep 20 Mg Tablet does not cause addiction.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      After taking Exidep 20 Mg Tablet you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Exidep 20 Mg Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


      Yes, Exidep 20 Mg Tablet is useful in treating mental disorders.

      Yes

    Exidep 20 Mg Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Exidep 20 Mg Tablet


      It is safe to take Exidep 20 Mg Tablet with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Exidep 20 Mg Tablet


      Consumption of alcohol and Exidep 20 Mg Tablet together may have severe effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Exidep 20 Mg Tablet

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Exidep affect one's sex life?

    Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

    Yes, Exidep may affect one's sex life by decreasing one's libido. However, if you experience sex life is affected after medicine then inform your doctor immediately they might change your medication or altered the dose.

    Question about 4 years ago

    How does Exidep work?

    Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    Exidep is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It selectively inhibits the reuptake of serotonin which increases the concentration of serotonin in the central nervous system (CNS) that helps maintain mental balance. This results in many functional changes and alleviation of depression.

    Question over 3 years ago

    How long can I take Exidep?

    Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

    Exidep should be taken as long as it prescribed by your doctor. One must not take less or number of doses as that could cause detrimental effects on the health. One should follow the instructions of the doctor completely. 

    Question almost 4 years ago

    How to take Exidep?

    Dr. Kumawat Vijay Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Exidep is available in the forms tablet, capsule, suspension, and syrup. It should be taken exactly as recommended by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food because food does not affect the absorption of the drug. It is important to take Exidep at the same time every day so that you do not forget to take the dose. Exidep may take 4 to 5 weeks to exert its complete effect and it is thus, important to be patient and keep taking Exidep.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Is it safe to take Exidep?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, it is safe to take Exidep as long as it is prescribed by your doctor. However, in some people, it may cause some side effects like difficulty in falling or staying asleep, anxiety, nervousness, dry mouth, uncontrolled shaking of a body part, difficulty in concentrating, and memory. If you suffer from any of these side effects, please talk to your doctor immediately. 



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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; Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 458,461

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 588-591



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