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Suggest alternate over the counter substitute for Nexito

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Posted on Wed, 2 Dec 2015
Question: Dear doctor,

I am almost 30 and have been prescribed the anti-depressant tablet Nexito 10 ,which I have been taking for the past 4 years for my slight depression. However, the pharmacy near my house no longer sells this.They sell 'Nexito forte' and 'Nexito plus'.They say that it is the same but I want to make sure.Do these other kinds of Nexito, like Nexito plus carry the same dosage as one Nexito 10 tablet? Are they a stronger or a weaker does?Do they have side effects like drowsiness? If they are not exactly the same, please let me know.Please advise me on this.Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
no they are not same

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using healthcaremagic.

Nexito contains 10 mg of escitalpram while nexito plus and nexito forte contains 10mg of escitalpram and 0.25 mg and .5 mg clonazepam respectively.

So it can be said that they contain additional medication which is not required for you.

Having said this clonazepam have its own side effects and drowsiness is one among them.

You are requested to ask your pharmasist to dispense only required medication and avoid believing the false statement of pharmacist.

I hope this helps you.
If you have more questions feel free to contact me back.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar (4 hours later)
Thank you doctor.I will not take the Nexito forte and will go to another pharmacy
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Thanks

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for reverting back to me.

I am glad that the information was useful for you.

If you do not have more questions kindly close the query and give feedback if possible.

Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest alternate over the counter substitute for Nexito

Brief Answer: no they are not same Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for using healthcaremagic. Nexito contains 10 mg of escitalpram while nexito plus and nexito forte contains 10mg of escitalpram and 0.25 mg and .5 mg clonazepam respectively. So it can be said that they contain additional medication which is not required for you. Having said this clonazepam have its own side effects and drowsiness is one among them. You are requested to ask your pharmasist to dispense only required medication and avoid believing the false statement of pharmacist. I hope this helps you. If you have more questions feel free to contact me back. Thanks and regards