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Composition FOR CITA

Citalopram(40 mg)

food interaction for CITA

alcohol interaction for CITA

pregnancy interaction for CITA

lactation interaction for CITA

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cita 40mg tablet at a fixed time.
Cita 40mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Cita 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 CITA

    Citalopram(40 mg)

    Uses

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

    How it works

    Cita 40mg 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

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

    SUBSTITUTES FOR CITA

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      Rs. 11.80/tablet
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      Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 10.14/tablet
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      Rs. 101.45
      save 12% more per tablet
    • ZETALO 40MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Abbott India Ltd
      Rs. 10.50/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 105
      save 9% more per tablet
    • CELICA 40MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      Rs. 10.30/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 103
      save 10% more per tablet
    • CITALENT 40 MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Talent Healthcare
      Rs. 9.80/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 98
      save 15% more per tablet

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    Expert advice FOR CITA

    • 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 CITA

    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)