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Composition FOR CELICA

Citalopram(40 mg)

food interaction for CELICA

alcohol interaction for CELICA

pregnancy interaction for CELICA

lactation interaction for CELICA

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Celica 40mg tablet at a fixed time.
Celica 40mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Celica 40mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR CELICA

    Citalopram(40 mg)

    Uses

    Celica 40mg tablet is used in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobia

    How it works

    Celica 40mg tablet works in depression by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

    Common side effects

    Headache, Blurred vision, Decreased libido, Vomiting, Insomnia, Ejaculation disorder, Nausea, Abnormal dreams, Fatigue, Anxiety, Chills, Diarrhoea, Erectile dysfunction, Restlessness, Nervousness, Sleep disorder, Decreased appetite

    SUBSTITUTES FOR CELICA

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    • CITOLA 40MG TABLET
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      Rs. 10.70/tablet
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      Rs. 107
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    • VOCITA 40MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 10.14/tablet
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      Rs. 101.45
      save 2% more per tablet
    • ZETALO 40MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Abbott India Ltd
      Rs. 10.50/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 105
      pay 2% more per tablet
    • CITA 40MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Crescent Therapeutics Ltd
      Rs. 11.50/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 115
      pay 12% more per tablet
    • CITALENT 40 MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Talent Healthcare
      Rs. 9.80/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 98
      save 5% more per tablet

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    Expert advice FOR CELICA

    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Citalopram, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
    • The risk of dependence is minimal with the Citalopram.
    • The most common side effect seen with Citalopram is nausea, vomiting followed by diarrhea. On long-term use, the patient might develop sexual side effects, but they are reversible.
    • Do not discontinue or increase/decrease the dose without consulting the doctor.
    • You may have to take Citalopram at least for 2 to 3 weeks or longer before you begin to feel better.
    • Notify your doctor if you feel unusually agitated, irritable, or have thoughts about hurting or killing yourself.
       
    • Citalopram should be taken preferably during the day to keep the mood alleviated during the day.
    • During the treatment initially signs of anxiety may be seen in some patients.
       

    Frequently asked questions FOR CELICA

    Citalopram

    Q.

    What citalopram used for?
    Citalopram is used in the treatment of depression and panic disorder

    Q.

    Does citalopram cause weight gain/ high blood pressure/ headaches?
    Citalopram may cause certain side effects such as headaches, high blood pressure and rarely rapid weight gain

    Q.

    Does citalopram contain monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)?
    Citalopram does not contain MAOI. However, citalopram should not be taken if a MAOI inhibitor is taken in the past 14 days, as it may cause dangerous drug interaction.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)