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Citapure Forte Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Citapure Forte Tablet

Citapure Forte Tablet is an anti-depressant medicine which effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety disorders. It is one of the most well-tolerated antidepressant. It can take 2-3 weeks for Citapure Forte Tablet to start working.This medicine should be taken strictly as advised by the doctor and should not be stopped abruptly.

Uses of Citapure Forte Tablet

Citapure Forte Tablet side effects

Common
  • Low sexual desire
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Vomiting
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Stomach upset

How to use Citapure Forte 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. Citapure Forte Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Citapure Forte Tablet works

Citapure Forte 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 in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

Citapure Forte Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Citapure Forte Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Citapure Forte Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Citapure Forte Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Citapure Forte Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Citapure Forte Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Citapure Forte Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Citapure Forte Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Citapure Forte Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Citapure Forte Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Citapure Forte 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • It is one of the most well-tolerated antidepressant.
  • Citapure Forte Tablet effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Citapure Forte Tablet to start working.
  • It has a lower chance of causing sexual dysfunction than other similar medications.
  • 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.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Citapure Forte Tablet is very less.
  • Citapure Forte Tablet is when taken in combination with other drugs leads to Serotonin syndrome. Avoid serotonergic drugs like triptans, lithium, and tramadol.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Citapure Forte with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Antep
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Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Norma, Cizonil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Imirise, Imikon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS
Brand(s): DLX, Dutron, Dulok
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Citapure Forte

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I started with nexito forte , one tablet/day after consulting psychiatrist again,he prescribed me nexito LS (bd) I am taking now nexito LS from last 45 days with almost 40% releif but negative thought still harms me What to do please help
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
Dear sir I am a 32 yr old guy last few months i am feeling very sad i am loosing interest in everything i runs a pharmacy and i earn a good amount every month there is no tension in my life i am happily married but last few mmths i am fearing about something which i cant define my heart is beating faster and i am always afraid from my inner could not sleep in time could not concentrate always have a fear of unknown in my heart plz help me outSometimes i have a sleep disturbance i consulted a psychiatrist 10yrs ago he prescribed me nexito forte i had this tablet for a few days then i was ok i never visited the doctor after that actually i realised that i feel sleepy but could not sleep sometimes and whenever this problem arise i take nexito forte for a day or two then i keep it away this continues till date but last 1 month i am fearing in my heart it beats fast and i am afraid how can i get rid of it
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Mental Wellness
From your detailed description, I can understand you are suffering from depression. Taking antidepressant (Nexito) off n on is not useful. Antidepressant takes time to act on. So please take medication regularly. And then discuss with doctor when to start reducing medication.
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FAQs

Q. Does Citapure Forte cause hair loss?

There are some case reports of hair loss with the use of Citapure Forte. It is very infrequent and it usually stops after the discontinuation of the drug. It can be very distressing for a person, especially for the females. So a person should tell his doctor if he is having hair loss with the use of Citapure Forte.

Q. Can I take Citapure Forte with coffee?

There is usually no significant effect of taking coffee with Citapure Forte but a very high quantity of consumption of coffee may cause restlessness and anxiety.

Q. Why does Citapure Forte cause nausea?

Citapure Forte increases the activity of serotonin, a chemical responsible for inducing vomiting.

Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Citapure Forte?

There are reports that suggest that the use of Citapure Forte can cause weight gain. If you maintain good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight. An important point to remember is that it is easier to prevent weight gain than to lose increased weight.

Q. Can I stop taking Citapure Forte when my symptoms are relieved?

No, you should continue to take Citapure Forte even if you feel well. If you stop Citapure Forte suddenly, serious withdrawal symptoms may occur. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.

Q. Can the use of Citapure Forte cause sleepiness?

Yes, Citapure Forte can make you feel sleepy. At the beginning of your treatment: do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities, until you know how this medicine affects you.

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