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Brand name: Escitalopram (Generic Health)

Escitalopram (Generic Health) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) escitalopram. On this page you will find out more about Escitalopram (Generic Health), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: escitalopram

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Escitalopram (Generic Health) 10 mg film-coated tablet, 200

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Treatment of major depression.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White to off-white, round, film coated tablets debossed with "10" on one side and scored on the other side which contain escitalopram (as oxalate) 10mg.
Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
200 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 24 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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