|| Escitalopram Oxalate
|| Torrent Pharmaceuticals
What is Feliz-S-20?
Feliz-S-20 is an antidepressant belonging to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). The active ingredient escitalopram oxalate can help maintain mental balance by preventing the natural substance serotonin from being reabsorbed back into nerve cells and prolonging its mood lightening effect. The medication can be used to treat depression, general anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder and social phobia.
How is Feliz-S-20 used?
Feliz-S-20 is a tablet that should be taken orally and can be taken with or without food. To prevent a missed dose it is recommended to administer the medication at the same time each day. Dosage will depend on the patientís condition and response to the therapy, contact a doctor for the correct dosage. Patients may not feel the full effects of the medication for approximately 4 weeks, contact a doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 4 weeks. Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting a doctor as abruptly ending the treatment may cause severe withdrawal symptoms such as dizziness, sleep disturbances, brain shivers, brain zaps, irritability, headache and feeling week.
Feliz-S-20 may cause side effects such as:
- Sleep problems
- Upset stomach
- Decreased sex drive or performance
- Dry mouth
- Weight gain
Consult a health care professional should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Loss of balance or coordination
- Memory problems
The medication should not be taken with any alcohol as it may increase certain side effects. Patients should stop using any monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) as they will interact with the medication.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Feliz-S-20 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.