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Composition FOR CITA 20mg tablet

Citalopram(20mg)

food interaction for CITA tablet

alcohol interaction for CITA tablet

pregnancy interaction for CITA tablet

lactation interaction for CITA tablet

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cita 20mg tablet at a fixed time.
Cita 20mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Cita 20mg 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 CITA 20mg tablet

    Citalopram(20mg)

    Cita tablet uses

    Cita 20mg tablet is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, phobia, post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

    How cita tablet works

    Cita 20mg tablet works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

    Common side effects of cita tablet

    Sleep disorder, Fatigue, Nausea, Dry mouth, Increased sweating, Weakness

    SUBSTITUTES FOR CITA tablet

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      Rs. 7.20/tablet
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    Expert advice FOR CITA tablet

    • It can take 2-3 weeks for Citalopram to start working.
    • Do not stop treatment suddenly as this may cause a stomach upset, flu-like withdrawal symptoms and sleep disturbance.
    • If your doctor asks you to stop Citalopram, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Citalopram, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
    • The addiction/dependence potential of Citalopram is very less.
    • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.

    Frequently asked questions FOR CITA 20mg tablet

    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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)