Stalopam 10 Tablet is widely prescribed to treat depression and other mental health conditions like anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is a type of antidepressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
Stalopam 10 Tablet helps recover from depression by improving mood and relieving anxiety and tension. It can be taken with or without food. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor based on the amount needed to control your symptoms. Your doctor may start you on a lower dose and increase it gradually. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so may make your condition worse or you may suffer from unpleasant withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, restlessness, palpitations, dizziness, sleep disturbances.
To get the most benefit, take this medicine regularly at the same time each day. Your doctor may advise you to take it in the morning if you have trouble sleeping. It may take a few weeks before you start feeling better. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement even after 4 weeks.
Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, fatigue, increased sweating, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), decreased sexual drive, delayed ejaculation, and women may experience difficulties achieving orgasm. Some people may experience sleepiness after taking this medicine. Let your doctor know straight away if you develop any sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself.
Before taking Stalopam 10 Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, any heart problems, or are currently taking medicines for depression known as MAO inhibitors. These may affect your treatment. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe.
BENEFITS OF STALOPAM TABLET
In Treatment of Depression
Stalopam 10 Tablet works by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, and helps you sleep better. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for this medicine to work so you need to keep taking it even if you feel it is not working. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel better unless your doctor advises you to.
In Treatment of Anxiety disorder
Stalopam 10 Tablet helps relieve symptoms of many anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in your brain. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants and is normally taken once a day. It helps you feel calm with a better ability to deal with problems. Exercise and a healthy diet can also improve your mood. Keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
In Treatment of Panic disorder
Stalopam 10 Tablet can help relieve symptoms of many panic disorders including panic attacks. It can help you feel calmer and improve your ability to deal with problems. Do not stop taking it, even when you feel better unless your doctor advises you to.
HOW TO USE STALOPAM TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Stalopam 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW STALOPAM TABLET WORKS
Stalopam 10 Tablet is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms of depression and also relieves symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Stalopam 10 Tablet.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Stalopam 10 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Stalopam 10 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Stalopam 10 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Stalopam 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Stalopam 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Stalopam 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Stalopam 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Interaction with drugs
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE STALOPAM TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Stalopam 10 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Stalopam
- Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm) in women
- Decreased libido
- Delayed ejaculation
- Increased sweating
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
Q. How long does it take for Stalopam 10 Tablet to work?
Usually, it will take about 2-4 weeks before you start feeling better, however, full benefits may take a little longer. Therefore, do not stop taking Stalopam 10 Tablet without consulting your doctor. Talk to your doctor if taking the medicine does not make you feel better or you feel worse even after taking the medicine.
Q. What are the most common side effects of Stalopam 10 Tablet?
The most common side effects of Stalopam 10 Tablet are headache and nausea. Other common side effects include blocked or runny nose, decreased or increased appetite, anxiety, restlessness, and abnormal dreams. You may also experience sleepiness or difficulty falling asleep, dizziness, yawning, tremors, diarrhea, or constipation. Other side effects of Stalopam 10 Tablet may be vomiting, dry mouth, increased sweating, fatigue, fever, increase in weight, and pain in muscles and joints. Using this medicine may even cause delayed ejaculation, problems with erection, decreased sexual drive and women may experience difficulty in achieving orgasm.
Q. What is Stalopam 10 Tablet used for?
Stalopam 10 Tablet is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders such as social phobia, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Q. Is Stalopam 10 Tablet dangerous?
The use of Stalopam 10 Tablet in children, adolescents, and young adults may increase their risk of experiencing suicidal tendencies. You should always discuss the risks and benefits of taking Stalopam 10 Tablet with your doctor before taking it. Remember that children younger than 12 years of age should not be given Stalopam 10 Tablet.
Q. Is Stalopam 10 Tablet better taken at night or in the morning?
It is usually recommended to take Stalopam 10 Tablet once a day in the morning since it can keep you awake if taken late at night. You can take it with or without food. You should prefer to take it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it.
Q. Can I stop taking Stalopam 10 Tablet on my own?
Stalopam 10 Tablet should not be stopped abruptly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Though the withdrawal symptoms are usually mild and disappear within 2 weeks, it is not recommended to stop it without consulting your doctor. You should rather consult your doctor who will reduce the dose gradually.
Q. What are the withdrawal symptoms one may experience?
The withdrawal symptoms include dizziness, sleep disturbances like vivid dreams, nightmares and inability to sleep, anxiety, and headaches. You may also get burning sensations and electric shock sensations. Withdrawal symptoms may also include nausea, sweating including night sweats, restlessness or agitation, tremors, confusion, irritability, diarrhea, visual disturbances, and palpitations.
Q. What if I accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Stalopam 10 Tablet?
If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Stalopam 10 Tablet, seek immediate medical attention in a nearby hospital or call your doctor immediately. The symptoms of overdose dizziness, tremor, agitation, convulsion, coma, nausea, and vomiting. You may also experience changes in heart rhythm, decreased blood pressure, and change in body fluid/salt balance.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.