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Citalin 10 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Citalin 10 Tablet is a type of antidepressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It is widely prescribed to treat depression and other mental health conditions like anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Citalin 10 Tablet helps many people to recover from depression by improving their mood and relieving anxiety and tension. It can be taken with or without food. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. Your doctor may start you on a lower dose and increase it gradually. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so may make your condition worse or you may suffer from unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, restlessness, palpitations, dizziness, sleep disturbances etc).

To get the most benefit, take this medicine regularly at the same time each day. Your doctor may advise you to take it in the morning if you have trouble sleeping. It may take a few weeks before you start feeling better. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement even after 4 weeks.

Citalin 10 Tablet has been reported to have fewer side effects than older antidepressants. Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, fatigue, increased sweating, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), decreased sexual drive, delayed ejaculation, and women may experience difficulties achieving orgasm. Some people may experience sleepiness after taking this medicine. Let your doctor know straight away if you develop any sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, heart problems, glaucoma, drug addiction or bipolar disorder. These may affect your treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Some other medicines may affect the way it works, especially other antidepressants and medicines called MAO inhibitors. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe.

Side effects of Citalin Tablet

Common
  • Decreased libido
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain

How to use Citalin Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Citalin 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Citalin Tablet works

Citalin 10 Tablet is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms of depression and also relieves symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Citalin 10 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Citalin 10 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Citalin 10 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Citalin 10 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Citalin 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Citalin 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Citalin 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Citalin 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Citalin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Citalin 10 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Citalin 10 Tablet effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Take it in the morning since it can keep you awake if taken late at night.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • It has a lower chance of causing sexual dysfunction than other similar medications.
  • The addiction or dependence potential of Citalin 10 Tablet is very less.
  • Citalin 10 Tablet, when taken in combination with other medicines like triptans, lithium, and tramadol, may lead to high fever, agitation, confusion and trembling. Consult with your doctor before taking these medicines together with Citalin 10 Tablet.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor first.
  • Some people can develop dizziness or drowsiness after taking this medicine. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you

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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Citalin to work?

Usually, it will take about 2-4 weeks before you start feeling better, however, full benefits may take a little longer. Therefore, do not stop taking Citalin without consulting your doctor. Talk to your doctor if taking the medicine does not make you feel better or you feel worse even after taking the medicine.

Q. What are the most common side effects of Citalin?

The most common side effects of Citalin are headache and nausea. Other common side effects include blocked or runny nose, decreased or increased appetite, anxiety, restlessness and abnormal dreams. You may also experience sleepiness or difficulty falling asleep, dizziness, yawning, tremors, diarrhea or constipation. Other side effects of Citalin may be vomiting, dry mouth, increased sweating, fatigue, fever, increase in weight and pain in muscles and joints. Using this medicine may even cause delayed ejaculation, problems with erection, decreased sexual drive and women may experience difficulty in achieving orgasm.

Q. What is Citalin used for?

Citalin is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders such as social phobia, anxiety disorder, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Q. Is Citalin dangerous?

The use of Citalin in children, adolescents and young adults may increase their risk of experiencing suicidal tendencies. You should always discuss the risks and benefits of taking Citalin with your doctor before taking it. Remember that children younger than 12 years of age should not be given Citalin.

Q. Is Citalin better taken at night or in the morning?

It is usually recommended to take Citalin once a day in the morning since it can keep you awake if taken late at night. You can take it with or without food. You should prefer taking it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it.

Q. Can I stop taking Citalin on my own?

Citalin should not be stopped abruptly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Though the withdrawal symptoms are usually mild and disappear within 2 weeks, it is not recommended to stop it without consulting your doctor. You should rather consult your doctor who will reduce the dose gradually.

Q. What are the withdrawal symptoms one may experience?

The withdrawal symptoms include dizziness, sleep disturbances like vivid dreams, nightmares and inability to sleep, anxiety, and headaches. You may also get burning sensations and electric shock sensations. Withdrawal symptoms may also include nausea, sweating including night sweats, restlessness or agitation, tremors, confusion, irritability, diarrhea, visual disturbances, and palpitations.

Q. What if I accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Citalin?

If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Citalin, seek immediate medical attention in a nearby hospital or call your doctor immediately. The symptoms of overdose dizziness, tremor, agitation, convulsion, coma, nausea, and vomiting. You may also experience change in heart rhythm, decreased blood pressure and change in body fluid/salt balance.

Q. Is Citalin better taken at night or in the morning?

It is usually recommended to take Citalin once a day in the morning since it can keep you awake if taken late at night. You can take it with or without food. You should prefer taking it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it.

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