Escitalopram Oxalate – Antidepressant – Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient

Whenever there is an issue related to anger, anguish or pathos the individual tends to enter into a state of depression. If the condition is prolonged then it is considered as Major Depressive Disorder [MDD] and the person suffers from imbalanced and irrational emotions. The condition could affect health and create ideas of committing suicide. Antidepressants containing active pharmaceutical ingredients like Escitalopram Oxalate are given as medication to overcome the condition. As depression cannot be treated alone with medication it is generally accompanied with counseling. Let’s learn how Escitalopram Oxalate helps in the reduction of depression.

Escitalopram Oxalate

                                                                                             Escitalopram Oxalate

Escitalopram Oxalate

Escitalopram is an antidepressant that belongs to the class of SSRI – selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that decreases during the times of depression and it is reabsorbed by the synaptic cells. As Escitalopram is an SSRI, it limits the re-absorption of serotonin into the synaptic cells and helps to balance its levels. Serotonin is known to generate the feelings of well being and happiness; thus maintaining its levels helps in decreasing the depression of the individual. Escitalopram is considered to be the best of the SSRIs with very mild side effects and great absorption rate.

Usage

Escitalopram Oxalate is available as an oral solution and in tablet form. It is majorly used to treat conditions of Major Depressive Disorder. It is also prescribed for patients with conditions like panic disorder, Obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar depression, posttraumatic stress syndrome, etc. Although unsure, the API is said to have positive effects in the mind of the patient looking to commit suicide.

Precautions

As mentioned Escitalopram has very little side effects and they are minor as observed with any general drugs used. The only major problem with inaccurate and overdosing of the API is QT prolongation. It is a condition where the ventricular repolarization is delayed. Therefore, it should be used as prescribed and know about any allergic reactions to the drug before having it.

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