About Stalopam Plus Tablet
Stalopam Plus Tablet 15’s belongs to a group of medications called ‘antianxiety medications’. It is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Anxiety is the feeling of fear and worries about what’s about to come, which can interfere with your daily activities.
Stalopam Plus Tablet 15’s is a combination of two drugs: clonazepam and escitalopram. Clonazepam decreases activity in the brain producing a calming effect. Escitalopram increases the serotonin hormone levels that improve mood, behaviour and cognition in patients with anxiety.
Common side-effects of Stalopam Plus Tablet 15’s are nausea (feeling sick), headache, dizziness, confusion, drowsiness, fatigue, sleeping problems, breathlessness, poor coordination of movements, stomach upset, decreased libido (low sexual desire) and memory problems. Stalopam Plus Tablet 15’s may cause ‘suicidal thoughts’, especially in children and adolescents. Normally, these side-effects improve with discontinuation of treatment. However, do not abruptly stop taking the medication. Your doctor gradually reduces the dose before stopping the treatment. Abrupt stopping may lead to withdrawal symptoms such as flu-like symptoms, headache, dizziness, insomnia, restlessness and nausea. These symptoms usually appear during the first few days after stopping treatment and go away after a few days. If the symptoms persist or worsen, consult a doctor immediately.
Do not take Stalopam Plus Tablet 15’s if you are allergic to escitalopram, clonazepam or any other contents. Do not take this medication if you have a history of seizures, liver problems, sleep disorders, lung problems and alcohol or drug abuse. Do not consume alcohol as it can increase the risk of side-effects. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Uses of Stalopam Plus Tablet
Stalopam Plus Tablet 15’s is a combination of two medicines: clonazepam and escitalopram. It is used to treat anxiety disorders. Clonazepam increases the effect of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which can decrease brain activity. Escitalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and it increases the serotonin levels in the brain. Together, these drugs can effectively improve mood, behavior and memory in patients with anxiety.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Stalopam Plus Tablet 15’s
- Uncoordinated body movements
- Delayed ejaculation
- Decreased libido (low sexual desire)
- Memory problems
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Do not take Stalopam Plus Tablet 15’s if you are allergic to sertraline or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Tell your doctor if you are taking antidepressants, antipsychotic medication, antihypertensives or antibiotics. Talk to your doctor if you have a history of seizures, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Patients with liver diseases, diabetes, heart disease and bleeding disorders should use Stalopam Plus Tablet 15’s with caution. Please do not stop the treatment abruptly as it can cause withdrawal reactions. Stalopam Plus Tablet 15’s may cause suicidal thoughts and worsen anxiety. Stalopam Plus Tablet 15’s is used with caution in children and adolescents under 18 years of age as it increases suicidal tendencies in this population.
Drug-drug interactions: Stalopam Plus Tablet 15’s may interact with other antianxiety drugs, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (selegiline and moclobemide), opioids or strong pain killers, sedatives, anti-arrhythmic drugs, a medication used to treat heartburn (cimetidine) and antibiotics (rifampicin and linezolid).
Drug-food interactions: Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of side-effects when taken along with Stalopam Plus Tablet 15’s.
Drug-disease interactions: Stalopam Plus Tablet 15’s should be used with caution in patients with seizures, schizophrenia, liver diseases, diabetes, heart diseases, sleep disorders and bleeding disorders.