Cipralex now available as oral drops

Lundbeck's selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) Cipralex is now available as oral drops containing escitalopram 10mg per mL.

The oral drops have the same licensed indications as Cipralex tablets (major depressive episodes, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder) and are bioequivalent. The drops may therefore be substituted on a dose-for-dose basis for those patients who experience difficulty in swallowing the tablets. Each drop contains 0.5mg escitalopram and so 20 drops are equivalent to a 10mg tablet. The drops may be taken mixed with water, orange juice or apple juice.

Cipralex oral drops are presented in a 28 ml bottle with dropper applicator. The basic NHS price per bottle is £18.82.

Further information: Lundbeck Ltd, Lundbeck House, Caldecotte Lake Business Park, Caldecotte, Milton Keynes MK7 8LF. Tel: (01908) 649966.

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