Citelec 250mg Injection

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Introduction

Citelec 250mg Injection is a medicine used in the treatment of stroke, head injury, Alzheimer's disease and memory loss (dementia) in Parkinson's disease. It protects the nerve cells in the brain from damage and also helps to repair the damaged nerve cells. Therefore, it improves learning and memory.

Citelec 250mg Injection is administered as an injection under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self administered. It is given in cases where oral administration is not possible. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember.

Some common side effects that may be seen with this medicine include decreased blood pressure, stomach pain, diarrhea, and irregular heart rate. You may also notice some injection site reactions such as pain, redness or swelling. However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you ever had any problems with your kidneys or if you have or ever had any seizures (epilepsy or fits). Your dose depends on your age and the condition you are being treated for. Always let your doctor know about all the medicines that you are taking before you start with your treatment. Please inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding, before using this medicine.

Uses of Citelec Injection

Benefits of Citelec Injection

In Treatment of Stroke

A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs due to damage to the brain. Citelec 250mg Injection helps in speeding up the recovery process in patients who have undergone stroke. It decreases brain damage, promotes healing, and enhances the overall health of the patient.

In Treatment of Head injury

In cases of head injury, damage to the brain may cause further complications. Citelec 250mg Injection helps the damaged tissues to heal faster and improves the patient condition. It is usually given for a longer duration. Keep taking it as prescribed to get maximum benefit.

In Treatment of Alzheimer's disease

Citelec 250mg Injection improves learning, memory, and information processing (cognitive function) in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. Do not stop taking it unless advised by the doctor. This medicine will help in managing Alzheimer’s disease effectively.

In Treatment of Dementia in Parkinson's disease

Dementia in Parkinson’s disease refers to problems in memory and thinking that are advanced, interfering with daily activities and quality of life. Citelec 250mg Injection helps in managing these symptoms in a safe manner that can be used for the long term. This will make it easier for you to carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life.

Side effects of Citelec Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Citelec

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats)
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Citelec Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Citelec Injection works

Citelec 250mg Injection is a nerve protecting medicine. It works on the brain by nourishing the nerve cells, protects them from damage and improves their survival.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Citelec 250mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
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Information regarding the use of Citelec 250mg Injection during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Citelec 250mg Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Citelec 250mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Citelec 250mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Citelec 250mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Citelec 250mg Injection helps in the treatment of stroke, head injury, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia in Parkinson's disease.
  • It is given as an injection by your doctor or healthcare provider.
  • Do not take this medicine in higher amounts or frequency than that told by your doctor.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop an allergic reaction after taking the medication.
  • Side effects such as trouble sleeping, diarrhea, stomach pain, decreased blood pressure, irregular heart rate may occur with Citelec 250mg Injection. These may not be with everyone.
  • Any of the side effects other than those mentioned above if occur, do consult the treating physician.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyrimidine Ribonucleoside Diphosphate
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Nootropic agent

Patient concerns

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Parkinson's disease tremors ,Insomnia.
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Use Dhanadanayanadi kashayam 15ml twice a day with 15 ml water before food and Zandopa 10 grams twice a day witk milk after food and Tab Dhanvantari Vati 1-0-1 after food for 2 months
Sir, My father ( an advocate) has developed symptoms of Alzheimer recently and sometimes he takes medicines on his own. He gets weak and unable to walk after taking tablets. Is there any test which can tell which medicines that he took? He takes Ayurved, Allopath, Homeopathy all and does not listen to me. Kindly help
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
Dear Sir Thank you for consulting with me. Alzheimer's disease is a difficult disease to handle since patient develops dementia or forgetfulness. There are no blood tests which can tell you which medicines he took. Please consult a neurologist/ Psychiatrist
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FAQs

Q. I have been prescribed Citelec 250mg Injection for Alzheimer’s disease. What is its role, and how does it work?

Citelec 250mg Injection is a form of an essential nutrient called choline which is naturally present in the body. It protects the nerve cells in the brain from damage and also helps to repair the damaged nerve cells. Therefore, it improves learning, memory, and cognitive function (processing information or perception) in Alzheimer’s disease.

Q. Can I take alcohol during treatment with Citelec 250mg Injection?

There are no studies to determine the effect of alcohol on treatment with Citelec 250mg Injection. However, since Citelec 250mg Injection is prescribed for stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, head injury, and age-related memory impairment, it is best to avoid the consumption of alcohol.

Q. Can students take Citelec 250mg Injection to improve memory and learning?

No, students should not take Citelec 250mg Injection since studies show that Citelec 250mg Injection is effective only in age-related memory problems, memory problems associated with long-standing stroke, and in Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, there is no data available for use of this medicine in children.

Q. What is the role of Citelec 250mg Injection in stroke?

In cases of stroke caused due to blood clots, taking Citelec 250mg Injection orally can help the patient recover completely within 3 months. Also, giving Citelec 250mg Injection either intravenously (injecting the medicine in vein directly) within 12 hours of having a stroke or daily for 7 days after the stroke can help the patient recover sooner.

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References

  1. Citicoline. Laguna Philipines: Amherst Laboratories; 2019. [Accessed 22 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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