February 1, 2023

Escitalopram side effects, uses, and warnings. In this video, I am going to discuss Escitalopram side effects, its uses, and how to take escitalopram properly. I will also review the escitalopram warnings and precautions you need to know.

Today’s video i’m going to review one of the most popular anti-depressant on the market ac teleprompt also known as lexapro i will go over the side effects its uses and how to take it properly i will also review the warnings and precautions that you need to know about acetalopram so stay tuned to find out hi judos of the family here welcome and please subscribe

The channel so what is acetalopram acetolopram is also known under the brand name lexapro it’s a type of antidepressant medication that belongs to a drug class called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor ssri it works by increasing certain levels in the brain serotonin is also known as one of the body’s feeling good hormones it’s a natural chemical in your body

That helps you to feel happy relax and regulate your mood check out my last video where i reviewed another ssr drug citrulline or zoloft link in the description below acetolopram is used to treat depression and general anxiety disorder it’s available in 5 10 and 20 milligrams tablets as well as oil solution your doctor will determine what is appropriate dose for

You however the typical starting dose is 10 milligrams once a day without food then your doctor may gradually increase the dose once a week if needed to 20 milligrams once a day depending on how you respond and tolerate the dosage it may take several weeks of continuous use to notice full benefit of acetalopra so you may ask what happens if you forget to take a

Dose well make sure to take it as soon as you remember however if it’s close to the time for the next dose skip the missed dose and just take your next dose when you’re supposed to it’s important not to double up on doses by taking two doses at once now let us look at the side effects of acetalopro just like all other medications acetal prime may cause unwanted

Side effects but few people know about these side effects the most common side effects of acetal prime are nausea diarrhea ejaculation issues dry mouth excessive sweating insomnia which is difficult sleeping dizziness and feeling tired as i mentioned earlier acetal prime can be taken with or without food however on the other hand taking with food may help to

Decrease stomach related side effects such as nausea also taking acetal prime in the morning may help reduce the insomnia side effect other side effects that can occur from taking acetal prime include loss of appetite stomach pain low libido erectile dysfunction difficult reaching orgasm and flu-like symptoms keep in mind most common side effects should improve

Over time but if they do not improve or continue to bother you consult your doctor now what are the warnings for taking acetalopram in rare cases acetalpram can cause more serious side effects number one suicidal thoughts and behavior escitalopram has a black box warning regarding the possibility of causing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in young adults or

Younger patients so notify your doctor immediately if you notice any new or worsening depression mood changes or suicidal thoughts regardless of age a black box warning is a serious warning from the fda number two serotonin syndrome taking acetal prime can cause serotonin syndrome which is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by too much certain in

The body this risk is increased when taking a style problem with other medications that increase serotonin such as other antidepressant traumadoll tryptons for example sumatripten saint john’s wort and many more so talk to your pharmacist about other medications that can increase serotonin seek medical attention immediately or a doctor should be notified if you

Experience muscle tightness seizures too much sweating shivering confusion irregular heartbeats and severe diarrhea other serious side effects of acetal prime include low sodium in the blood abnormal heartbeats and increased bleeding risk which tends to increase if is used in combination with medications such as blood thinners for example aspirin and warfarin

And non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs and sets for example ibuprofen and naproxen stopping a startup problem quickly may result in withdrawal symptoms such as nausea flu-like symptoms anxiety and sleep problems so do not stop taking acetal problem without talking to your doctor because the style prime is stopped by slowly reducing the dose to avoid withdrawal

Symptoms also acetal prime can cause seizures vision problems and manic episodes which tend to increase in people with a personal or family history of bipolar disorder and please remember do not take a stalping with another antidepressant called citalopram which is quite similar to acetalopra avoid drinking alcohol while taking a styloprime and notify your doctor

Right away if you notice any signs and symptoms of these serious side effects please let me know in the comments below if you have experienced any of these side effects and that’s all for today thank you so much for watching until next time please like subscribe ring the bell icon for the future videos have a wonderful day bye

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Escitalopram Side Effects, Uses, and Warnings | Everything You Must Know By Dr.JedosaThePharmD