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      PRIDEP S 20MG TAB

      Country of origin: INDIA

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      Pridep S 20MG tablet
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Pridep S 20MG tablet is used for treating patients suffering from both depression and generalized anxiety disorders (that occurs mainly due to overstress or family history). It is prescribed for patients with major depressive disorder, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder in adults, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and sleep disorders. This medicine works by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells. It can also decrease the feelings of tiredness, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, stress, fear and sleep problems that often come with anxiety disorder. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredient of Pridep S 20MG tablet is Escitalopram 20MG

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Escitalopram, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant, works by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain which helps in improving mood and also relieves symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and obsessive- compulsive disorder.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Pridep S 20MG tablet:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet
      • Unstable epilepsy
      • Congenital long QT syndrome
      • Caution:
      • History of seizure disorders
      • History of mania
      • Diabetes
      • Bleeding tendencies
      • Bradycardia
      • Recent myocardial infarction
      • Hypokalaemia
      • Hepatic impairment
      • Severe renal impairment
      • Elderly, pregnancy and lactation
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      Pridep S 20MG tablet is usually well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Diarrhea
      • Constipation
      • Increased or decreased appetite
      • Nausea
      • Dry mouth
      • Excessive air or gas in stomach
      • Joint pain
      • Headache
      • Dizziness
      • Impotence
      • Decreased libido
      • Sinusitis
      • Ventricular arrythmia

      Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

      • Confusion
      • Convulsions
      • Decreased urine output
      • Increased sweating
      • Tremors
      • Arthralgia
      • Bleeding abnormalities
      • Hyponatraemia
      • Haemorrhage
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Take Pridep S 20MG tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
      Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
      The tablet should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. Take the tablet once a day at the same time as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
      Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor as it has a very high potential of becoming habit-forming.

      Overdosage

      Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Pridep S 20MG tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Dizziness
      • Tremor
      • Agitation
      • Hypotension
      • Tachycardia
      • Serotonin syndrome
      • Convulsion
      • Prolonged QT interval
      • Acute renal failure
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Use this tablet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Pridep S 20MG tablet may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      Caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consuming this tablet.

      Liver:

      Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the tablet may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consuming this medicine. Any symptoms such as nausea, fever, dark urine etc should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      Pregnancy:

      It should be used with caution during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Lactation:

      The medicine is likely unsafe to use for nursing mothers. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass into the breastmilk and harm the infant. Consult your doctor immediately if the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness, breathing problems or difficulty in breast feeding.

      Alcohol:

      Consumption of alcohol with this tablet is not recommended as it increases side effects such as dizziness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the tablet should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      Driving:

      The tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Food:

      Grape fruit juice and foods containing caffeine, tea, chocolates should be avoided as they stimulate your brain while the medicine calms the brain.

      Drug Interactions:

      Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Pridep S 20MG tablet with anticoagulants such as warfarin, erythromycin, halofantrine, aspirin, atenolol, carbamazepine, cetirizine, codeine, anti-psychotics, opiate agonists, anxiolytics.

      Precautions
      • Do not use this tablet post the expiry date
      • Do not use this medication for durations longer than suggested by your doctor
      • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Escitalopram for:

      This medication is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class, prescribed for major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, or panic disorder(significant behavioral change). It increases the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.

      How does Escitalopram work:

      It increases the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.

      How should Escitalopram be used:

      Oral- DepressionObsessive compulsive disorder(persistent obsessions or compulsions), AnxietyPanic disorder(significant behavioral change)- Adult: 10 mg once daily, increased if necessary. Max: 20 mg daily. Elderly: Half the adult dose. Liver impairment: Dosage adjustments may be required. It comes as a tablet and a solution (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food.

      Common side effects of Escitalopram :

      Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Headache. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often. Change in sex ability. This most often goes back to normal. Not able to sleep.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses

      What precautions should I take when taking Escitalopram :

      If you have an allergy to escitalopram or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have taken isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine in the last 14 days. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (eg, isocarboxazid, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine) must be stopped 14 days before this drug is started. Taking both at the same time could cause risky high blood pressure. If you are breast-feeding.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. If you are planning to harm yourself or the want to harm yourself gets worse. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Big change in balance. Agitation, twitching, sweating, or muscle stiffness. Very nervous and excitable. A fast heartbeat. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Any bruising or bleeding. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Escitalopram with other medicines:

      Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Escitalopram :

      Oral: Store at 25°C. Store it in air tight container and keep away from children.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Antidepressants


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of the Pridep S 20MG tablet?

      It is used for treating patients suffering from both depression and generalized anxiety disorders (that occurs mainly due to overstress or family history). It is prescribed for patients with major depressive disorder, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder in adults, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and sleep disorders. This medicine works by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells. It can also decrease the feelings of tiredness, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, stress, fear and sleep problems that often come with anxiety disorder.

      Q2. What are the side effects of the Pridep S 20MG tablet?

      The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include diarrhea, constipation, increased or decreased appetite, nausea, dry mouth, excessive air or gas in stomach, joint pains, headache, dizziness, impotence, decreased libido, sinusitis, ventricular arrythmia. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as confusion, convulsions, decreased urine output, increased sweating, tremors, arthralgia, bleeding abnormalities, hyponatraemia, haemorrhage.

      Q3. Should we take Pridep S 20MG tablet with food or without food?

      The tablet should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Pridep S 20MG tablet?

      If you ever had impaired kidney function, severe liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to the active ingredients in the tablet, unstable epilepsy, congenital long QT syndrome. Caution is advised among patients with history of seizure disorders, mania, diabetes, bleeding tendencies, bradycardia, recent myocardial infarction, hypokalaemia, hepatic impairment, elderly, pregnancy and lactation.

      Q5. Does Pridep S 20MG tablet make you sleepy?

      The tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Q6. Is Pridep S 20MG tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Pridep S 20MG tablet lead to?

      The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to dizziness, tremor, agitation, hypotension, tachycardia, serotonin syndrome, convulsions, prolonged QT interval, acute renal failure.

      Q7. Can I take Pridep S 20MG tablet during pregnancy?

      It should be used with caution during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Q8. Can Pridep S 20MG tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Pridep S 20MG tablet?

      Consumption of alcohol with this tablet is not recommended as it increases side effects such as dizziness, light headedness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the tablet should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      Q10. How to store Pridep S 20MG tablet?

      Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

      Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Pridep S 20MG tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

      This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

      Q12. Can we give Pridep S 20MG tablet to children?

      This tablet is not recommended for children below 10 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Pridep S 20MG tablet?

      The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is 4-5 hours after administration.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Pridep S 20MG tablet last?

      The amount of time for which this medicine remains active on the body is 6-8 hours in adults while this duration increases to 12 hours in children.

      Q15. Can we take Pridep S 20MG tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet a day.

      Q16. For how many days should I take the Pridep S 20MG tablet?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I take Pridep S 20MG tablet?

      Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

      Seller Information
      Manufactured By

      MOVA PHARMACEUTICALS

      new no-45 [old no23], 1st main road, 1st floor,,shenoy nagar west, chennai-600030.

      Packed By

      MOVA PHARMACEUTICALS

      new no-45 [old no23], 1st main road, 1st floor,,shenoy nagar west, chennai-600030.

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