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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

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
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.

SALT INFORMATION for CITA

Citalopram(40 mg)

Uses

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

How it works

Cita 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

Nausea, Nervousness, Palpitations, Abnormal dreams, Agitation, Altered sleeping pattern, Memory loss, Anxiety, Impaired concentration, Confusion, Constipation, Decreased libido, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Flatulence, Headache, Increased saliva production, Increased sweating, Lack of interest, Itching, Loss of appetite, Migraine, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Running nose, Nasal congestion, Reduced emotions, Ringing in ear, Stomach pain, Pricking sensation, Tingling sensation of extremity, Numbness of extremity, Tremor, Vomiting, Weakness, Fatigue, Weight loss, Yawning

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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 07 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)