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Escitalopram + Clonazepam Pharmacology
Escitalopram + ClonazepamAbout Escitalopram + ClonazepamN/AMechanism of Action of Escitalopram + ClonazepamN/APharmacokinets of Escitalopram + ClonazepamN/AOnset of Action for Escitalopram + ClonazepamN/ADuration of Action for Escitalopram + ClonazepamN/AHalf Life of Escitalopram + ClonazepamN/ASide Effects of Escitalopram + ClonazepamN/AContra-indications of Escitalopram + ClonazepamN/ASpecial Precautions while taking Escitalopram + ClonazepamN/APregnancy Related InformationContraindicated. Since Escitalopram and Clonazepam are contraindicated during pregnancy.Old Age Related InformationN/ABreast Feeding Related InformationContraindicated. Since Escitalopram and Clonazepam are contraindicated during breast feeding.Children Related InformationN/AIndications for Escitalopram + Clonazepam1.Deparession
Interactions for Escitalopram + ClonazepamN/ATypical Dosage for Escitalopram + Clonazepam1 tablet / daySchedule of Escitalopram + ClonazepamN/AStorage Requirements for Escitalopram + ClonazepamN/AEffects of Missed Dosage of Escitalopram + ClonazepamN/AEffects of Overdose of Escitalopram + ClonazepamN/A
EscitalopramAbout EscitalopramSelective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI), Antidepressant.Mechanism of Action of EscitalopramEscitalopram is the S enantiomer of racemic Citalopram. It is 100 times more potent than R-enantiomer. Escitalopram blocks the re-uptake of neurotransmitter Serotonin from the synapse to the presynaptic nerve terminal in the CNS. This potentiates the action of Serotonin (5HT) and it is useful in the treatment of depression.Pharmacokinets of EscitalopramAbsorption: Escitalopram is well absorbed after oral administration. Distribution: It is widely distributed in the body. Metabolism: Escitalopram undergoes metabolism in the liver and the metabolites are not as active as Escitalopram. Excretion: It is excreted mainly through urine.Onset of Action for Escitalopram1 weekDuration of Action for EscitalopramN/AHalf Life of Escitalopram27 - 32 hoursSide Effects of Escitalopram1.Nausea
19.Upper respiratory tract infection
22.Arthralgia.Contra-indications of Escitalopram1. Hypersensitivity to Escitalopram or Citalopram
2. Patient on MAOI (Monoamine oxidase inhibitor) therapy.Special Precautions while taking Escitalopram1. Hepatic impairment
2. Renal impairment
3. Myocardial infarction
4. Cardiac failure
8. Patient on MAOI therapy (Discontinue the MAO inhibitor at least 2 weeks before Escitalopram is started)
9. Use cautiously in patient at risk for suicide
10. Use caution while driving vehicle, operating machine and activities requiring mental alertness or judgment
11. Withdraw the drug gradually with caution
Pregnancy Related InformationContraindicated
Old Age Related InformationUse with cautionBreast Feeding Related InformationContraindicated
Children Related InformationContraindicated
Indications for EscitalopramDepression.Interactions for EscitalopramN/ATypical Dosage for EscitalopramAdult: Initial dose: 10 mg / day, dose can be increased to 20 mg / day if sufficient response does not occur after a minimum of 1 week.Schedule of EscitalopramHStorage Requirements for EscitalopramStore at 15 - 30 degree C. Keep out of the reach of children. Protect from heat and light.Effects of Missed Dosage of EscitalopramTake the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the doseEffects of Overdose of EscitalopramGive supportive measures and treatment. Drug can be removed from the body by gastric lavage. Absorption of the drug can be reduced by the administration of Activated charcoal.
ClonazepamAbout ClonazepamBenzodiazepine derivative, Anticonvulsant, antipanic, muscle relaxant.Mechanism of Action of ClonazepamClonazepam binds to the BZD receptor in the CNS. The binding will facilitate GABA mediated chloride channel opening and produce hyperpolarisation. This will result in an increase in the concentration of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA and decreases firing rate of neuron. This in turn alters normal functions of the body. Clonazepam also blocks Pentylenetetrazol which is responsible for seizure production and therefore Clonazepam is useful in the treatment of epilepsy.Pharmacokinets of ClonazepamAbsorption: It is well absorbed after oral administration. Distribution: It is distributed widely in the body in protein bound form. Metabolism: It is metabolised in the liver. Excretion: Most metabolites are excreted in urineOnset of Action for Clonazepam20 - 60 minuteDuration of Action for Clonazepam6 - 12 hourHalf Life of Clonazepam18 - 40 hourSide Effects of Clonazepam1.Sedation
15.AnorexiaContra-indications of Clonazepam1.Hypersensitivity to Benzodiazepines
2.Acute narrow angle glaucomaSpecial Precautions while taking Clonazepam1.Renal impairment
4.Mixed type seizure
Pregnancy Related InformationContraindicatedOld Age Related InformationUse with cautionBreast Feeding Related InformationContraindicatedChildren Related InformationUse with caution
Indications for Clonazepam1. Anticonvulsant in generalised tonic-clonic, Myoclonic, Status epilepticus and Absence seizures
2. Adjunct treatment in Schizophrenia
4. severe anxietyInteractions for ClonazepamN/ATypical Dosage for ClonazepamAdult:
Anticonvulsant: Initial dose: 0.5 mg three times a day. The dose can be gradually increased by 0.5 - 1 mg up to 20 mg / day. Maintenance dose: 4 - 8 mg / day in 3- 4 divided doses
Adjunct treatment in Schizophrenia: 0.5 - 2 mg at bed time
Neuralgia: 2 - 4 mg / day
Anticonvulsant: Initial dose10 - 30 mcg / kg / day in 3 divided dose. The dose can be gradually increased up to 200 mcg / day.
Schedule of ClonazepamH DRUGStorage Requirements for ClonazepamThe drug should be kept at 15 - 30 degree C in a tightly closed container. Keep out of the reach of children.Effects of Missed Dosage of ClonazepamTake the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed doseEffects of Overdose of ClonazepamGive supportive measures and symptomatic treatment. Gastric lavage has to be done. Flumazenil can be given as antagonist. Hypotension can be treated with vasopressors.
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