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Suffering with anxiety, considerable improvement with S-Zetalo plus. Is it safe to continue this tablet?

Am a lady of 61 years - quite healthy and working. I suffer from anxiety and doctor has prescribed S-Zetalo Plus for me. Now I take half tablet every night. Get good sleep and feel better. Is it o.k. to continue with this tablet and is there any side effect. Also a family member is taking Mirtaz 7.5 for anxiety. It this an anxiety tablet or is it for depression . Please advise. Thanking you,
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Szetalo Plus combines 10mgs of the Benzodiazepine Clonazepam with 10mgs of the antidepressant Escitalopram.
Benzodiazepine have certain anti anxiety effect also.
Its ok and quite safe to continue this medicine. mild side effects may be
dry mouth, dizziness, sweating , constipation , fatigue and indigestion.
Now your 2nd question is quite tricky.
Actually Both anxiety and depression occuers due to imbalance in NEUROTRANSMITTER (chemicals act in brain and nerve). So certain drugs overlaps which means they may got both action antidepressant as well as anti anxiety. Even a well known anti depressant drug will have some anti anxiety property.
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Psychiatrist Dr. Gourav Monga's  Response

Welcome to the forum

You should continue the tablet as this drug (S-zetalo plus containing escitalopram 10 mg and clonazepam 0.5 mg) does not have significant side effects and you need not to be worried at all regarding this

Secondly, mirtaz 7.5 contains mirtazapine which is basically an Anti-depressant drug not anti-anxiety drug...

Wish you good health

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