Stalopam

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  • Manufactured by: Lupin Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Escitalopram (10 mg)
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    Stalopam Information

    Stalopam is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Depression. Stalopam also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The right dosage of Stalopam depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. 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.

    Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Stalopam as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Stalopam normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    It is also important to note that Stalopam has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Stalopam has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Stalopam related warnings section.

    Some other conditions that can be affected by Stalopam are listed in the contraindications section below.

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

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Stalopam is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



    Stalopam Benefits & Uses

    Stalopam is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Stalopam 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: 10 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dose may be increase up to 20 mg, once daily as needed
    Adult(Male)
    • 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
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Panic Attack and Disorder
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Stalopam Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Stalopam safe for pregnant women?


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

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Stalopam safe during breastfeeding?


      Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Stalopam. It should only be taken after medical advice.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Stalopam on the Kidneys?


      Stalopam rarely affects the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Stalopam on the Liver?


      Side effects of Stalopam rarely affect the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Stalopam on the Heart?


      Stalopam is rarely harmful for the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Stalopam with Other Drugs

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

    Severe

    Moderate



    Stalopam Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Stalopam

    • Is this Stalopam habit forming or addictive?


      Stalopam is not addictive in nature.

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


      No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Stalopam can make you feel drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Stalopam is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

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


      Yes, in many cases, taking Stalopam can help with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Stalopam Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Stalopam


      Taking Stalopam with food does not harm your health.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Stalopam


      Taking alcohol with Stalopam can be dangerous.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Stalopam

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can Stalopam cause withdrawal symptoms?

    ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Stalopam causes withdrawal symptoms when the drug is suddenly discontinued after long-term treatment. These withdrawal symptoms can include seizures, dysphoria (unease or dissatisfaction), vomiting, sweating, uncontrollable shaking of a part of your body, stomach or muscle cramps, anxiety, or difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

    Question about 4 years ago

    Can I take Stalopam with lorazepam?

    Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Stalopam can be taken with lorazepam. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Stalopam along with lorazepam if it does not exceed recommended doses. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Does Stalopam cure OCD?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    Yes, Stalopam is used in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It has been found to be effective in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder alone or in combination with psychotherapy.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Is Stalopam addictive?

    Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

    No, Stalopam is not addictive. It has not been reported to cause addiction among those who are taking it.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I discontinue Stalopam on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

    No, Stalopam should not be discontinued without doctors advice because sudden discontinuation of this drug can result in very unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

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    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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