Escitalopram Oxalate Solution

Escitalopram Oxalate Solution

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1.1 Major Depressive Disorder

Escitalopram oxalate is indicated for the acute and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder in adults and in adolescents 12 to 17 years of age [see Clinical Studies (14.1)].

A major depressive episode (DSM-IV) implies a prominent and relatively persistent (nearly every day for at least 2 weeks) depressed or dysphoric mood that usually interferes with daily functioning,  and includes at least five of the following nine symptoms:  depressed mood, loss of interest in usual activities,  significant  change in weight and/or appetite, insomnia or hypersomnia, psychomotor agitation or retardation, increased fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, slowed thinking or impaired concentration, a suicide attempt or suicidal ideation.

1.2 Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Escitalopram oxalate is indicated for the acute treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in adults [see Clinical Studies (14.2)].

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (DSM-IV) is characterized by excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation) that is persistent for at least 6 months and which the person finds difficult to control. It must be associated with at least 3 of the following symptoms: restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge, being easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating or mind going blank, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbance.


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Other Information

Escitalopram oxalate is an orally administered selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Escitalopram is the pure S-enantiomer (single isomer) of the racemic bicyclic phthalane derivative citalopram. Escitalopram oxalate is designated S-(+)-1-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]-1-(p-fluorophenyl)-5-phthalancarbonitrile oxalate with the following structural formula:

The structural formula of Escitalopram Oxalate.

The molecular formula is C20H21FN2O • C2H2O4 and the molecular weight is 414.40.

Escitalopram oxalate occurs as a fine, white to slightly-yellow powder and is freely soluble in methanol and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), soluble in isotonic saline solution, sparingly soluble in water and ethanol, slightly soluble in ethyl acetate, and insoluble  in heptane.

Escitalopram oxalate is available as an oral solution.

Escitalopram oxalate oral solution contains escitalopram oxalate equivalent to 1 mg/mL escitalopram base. It also contains the following inactive ingredients: sorbitol, purified water, citric acid, sodium citrate, malic acid, glycerin, propylene glycol, methylparaben, propylparaben, and natural peppermint flavor.

Escitalopram Oxalate Solution Manufacturers

  • Actavis Pharma, Inc.
    Escitalopram Oxalate Solution [Actavis Pharma, Inc.]
  • Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Escitalopram Oxalate Solution [Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.]
  • Taro Pharmaceuticals U.s.a., Inc.
    Escitalopram Oxalate Solution [Taro Pharmaceuticals U.s.a., Inc.]
  • Silarx Pharmaceuticals, Inc
    Escitalopram Oxalate Solution [Silarx Pharmaceuticals, Inc]
  • Citron Pharma Llc
    Escitalopram Oxalate Solution [Citron Pharma Llc]
  • Aurobindo Pharma Limited
    Escitalopram Oxalate Solution [Aurobindo Pharma Limited]

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