This package insert provides additional information about Cipralex.
Leaflet informs about Cipralex composition, usage, dosage, side effects, interactions, indications, contraindications, overdosage instructions, adverse reactions, pharmacological properties, procedure for use, dependence possibility.
This Cipralex patient brochure is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Cipralex.
CIPRALEX 10 mg film-coated tablets
CIPRALEX 20 mg film-coated tablets
Cipralex 10 mg: Each tablet contains 10 mg escitalopram (as 12.77 mg escitalopram oxalate). Cipralex 20 mg: Each tablet contains 20 mg escitalopram (as 25.54 mg escitalopram oxalate). For excipients, see section 6.1 List of excipients
Cipralex 10 mg: Oval, white, scored, film-coated tablet marked with “EL” on one side.
Cipralex 20 mg: Oval, white, scored, film-coated tablet marked with “EN” on one side.
4.1 Therapeutic indications Treatment of Depression Treatment of Panic Disorder
Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) Social Phobia
4.2 Posology and method of administration Safety of daily doses above 20 mg has not been demonstrated.
Cipralex is administered as a single daily dose and may be taken with or without food.
Usual dosage is 10 mg once daily. Depending on individual patient response, the dose may be increased to a maximum of 20 mg daily.
Usually 2-4 weeks are necessary to obtain antidepressant response. After the symptoms resolve, treatment for at least 6 months is required for consolidation of the response.
An initial dose of 5 mg is recommended for the first week before increasing the dose to 10 mg daily. The dose may be further increased, up to a maximum of 20 mg daily, dependent on individual patient response.
Maximum effectiveness is reached after about 3 months. The Cipralex treatment lasts several months.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Usual dosage is 10 mg once daily. Depending on individual patient response, the dose may be increased to a maximum of 20 mg daily.
Treatment for 3 months is recommended to consolidate response.
A longer-term treatment of responders may be considered to prevent relapse.
Social Anxiety Disorder Usual dosage is 10 mg once daily. Usually 2-4 weeks are necessary to obtain symptom relief. The dose may subsequently, depending on individual patient response, be decreased to 5 mg or increased to a maximum of 20 mg daily.