Prolexa 10mg tablet
Pack Size: 2X10’s
Pharmaceutical form: Tablets
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Prolexa 10mg tablet
Prolexa 10mg tablet was approved by regulatory authorities for the treatment of major depressive disorder on the basis of four placebo controlled, double-blind trials, three of which demonstrated a statistical superiority over placebo.
Controversy existed regarding the effectiveness of escitalopram compared with its predecessor, citalopram. The importance of this issue followed from the greater cost of escitalopram relative to the generic mixture of isomers of citalopram, prior to the expiration of the escitalopram patent in 2012, which led to charges of evergreening. Accordingly, this issue has been examined in at least 10 different systematic reviews and meta analyses. As of 2012, reviews had concluded (with caveats in some cases) that escitalopram is modestly superior to citalopram in efficacy and tolerability.
A 2011 review concluded that second-generation antidepressants appear equally effective, although they may differ in onset and side effects. Treatment guidelines issued by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence and by the American Psychiatric Association generally reflect this viewpoint.
Escitalopram is effective in reducing the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, whether taken continuously or in the luteal phase only
In 2018, a systematic review and network meta-analysis comparing the efficacy and acceptability of 21 antidepressant drugs showed escitalopram to be one of the most effective.
There are no good data available for escitalopram
This medication is used to treat depression and anxiety, along with panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (fear in escaping situations or places).
Patients administered with this medication may feel nausea, sweating, somnolence(sleepiness), dizziness, insomnia, GI upset, reduced appetite, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, fever, sinusitis (inflammation of sinuses), yawning, nausea, headache, weight gain, dry mouth, anxiety, agitation, abnormal dreams, paresthesia (tingling sensation), tremor, arthralgia (joint pain), myalgia(muscle pain), sweating.
When Not To Use
This medication is contraindicated in patients with serotonin syndrome (excess serotonin causes shivering and diarrhea), unstable epilepsy (fits).