Citopil 5mg Tablet

icon
Zeus Pharma

Composition for Citopil 5mg Tablet

iconPrescription Required

Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
Potentiallyunsafewith
icon
Alcohol
icon
Pregnancy
37
₹3.7/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
ADD TO CART

Medicine Overview of Citopil Tablet

uses

Uses of Citopil Tablet

Citopil 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia, Post traumatic stress disorder and Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
uses

Side effects of Citopil Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Fatigue.

uses

How to use Citopil 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Citopil 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Citopil Tablet works

Citopil 5mg 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.

In Depth Information on Citopil Tablet

Expert advice for Citopil Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Citopil to start working.
  • Do not stop treatment suddenly as this may cause a stomach upset, flu-like withdrawal symptoms and sleep disturbance.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Citopil, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Citopil, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Citopil is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
video imgplay img
Warnings
Special precautions for Citopil 5mg Tablet
icon
Alcohol
CAUTION
Citopil 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
icon
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Citopil 5mg 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.
...
+more
icon
Lactation
CAUTION
Citopil 5mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation
. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
...
+more
icon
Driving
Citopil 5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
icon
Kidney
Citopil 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Citopil 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
...
+more
icon
Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 2mg Injection, Rimarex 300mg Capsule, Gli 2mg Tablet, Glychek 40mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Escitalopram, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Citopil 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Escitalopram

Citopil 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.
Citopil increases the activity of serotonin a chemical which is also involved in the vomiting process so makes the person nauseating.
Yes, Citopil is indicated for depression associated with anxiety.However, consult your doctor before taking Citopil in any condition.
Citopil should not be used for the treatment of bipolar disorder as it can aggravate the problem. Only in few cases, it can be used that too with caution with other drugs if depression is the more persistent feature of person's bipolar illness. But the person should be very regular with drugs prescribed for the mania part also called mood stabilisers.
Citopil is not approved for the treatment of a migraine. It is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Citopil can be used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) but there are better alternatives available, in case they don't work then Citopil can be used. Although it is prescribed in a higher dose and for longer duration in case of OCD in comparison to depression.
Citopil may itself cause sleep disorders. So it is not recommended for the sleep problem.
There are some case reports of hair loss with the use of Citopil. 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 Citopil.
Q. Which is better medication, Citopil or sertraline?
Citopil is the safest drug in its class. Sertraline can be used in case Citopil doesn't work for depression. However, setraline can be preferred in case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Q. Which is better medication, Citopil or citalopram?
Citopil is more effective than citalopram for major depression. Although some studies have shown that there is no difference among two in case of effectiveness but some recent studies have shown Citopil to be superior to citalopram for major depression.
Q. Can I take Citopil with diphenhydramine?
It is better to avoid diphenhydramine with Citopil. Diphenhydramine can aggravate side effects of Citopil and can cause dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating.
Q. Can I take Citopil with aspirin?
It is usually avoided as it can increase the chances of bleeding.
Q. Can I take Citopil with Ibuprofen?
No. Combined these two drugs may increase the chances of bleeding especially in persons already on a blood thinner. Nasal bleeding is usually the first symptom.
Q. Can Citopil be given with lisdexamfetamine?
It is better to avoid this combined therapy of lisdexamfetamine with Citopil, it leads to increased anxiety, restlessness and sometimes serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome includes vomiting, diarrhoea, extreme changes in blood pressure and even seizure may occur. It can be life-threatening.
Q. Can I take Citopil with methylphenidate?
It is better to avoid methylphenidate with Citopil. Because methylphenidate can increase the blood levels of Citopil and its effects and rarely can cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome with symptoms like anxiety, restlessness, extreme changes in heart rate and blood pressure, blurred vision, incoordination, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea.
Q. Can I take Citopil with coffee?
There is usually no significant effect of taking coffee with Citopil but a very high quantity of consumption of coffee may cause restlessness and anxiety.
Q. Can I take Citopil with alprazolam?
It is better to avoid the combination, it can lead to increased dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Citopil with clonazepam?
It is better to avoid the combination, it can lead to increased dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can Citopil be used with hydrocodone?
It is better to avoid the combination, it can lead to increased dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Citopil with dextromethorphan?
You should not take Dextromethorphan with Citopil. It can lead to the seotonin syndrome. Before taking any medications with Citopil, your should consult with your doctor.
Q. Can I take Citopil and paracetamol?
Yes. There is no known interaction between Citopil and paracetamol.
Q. How does Citopil differ from fluoxetine?
Citopil and fluoxetin belongs to same class of medicine called as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
Q. How doses Citopil differ from amitriptyline?
Citopil is a newer drug belongs to class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) while amitryptiline is an older drug belonging to class tricyclic antidepressants (TCA). Both drugs are almost equally effective for treating depression but Citopil has much lesser side effects in comparison to amitryptiline and so preferred over amitryptiline for the treatment of depression.
Q. How does Citopil differ from imipramine?
Citopil is much safer than imipramine and is preferred in most of the conditions over imipramine. However, imipramine can be preferred in bed-wetting in children.
Tiredness is usually associated with depression. Citopil can alter the sleep quality and can make the person feel tired most of the time.<br>
You may experience withdrawal symptoms which can be in the form flu like symptoms, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, nausea or sleep problems. These symptoms usually last for one to two weeks. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
You should consult your doctor before stopping the treatment. It would depend on the number and severity of depressive episodes.The dose should be tapered slowly to prevent intense withdrawal symptoms.<br>
No. Citopil is not addictive. Its abrupt discontinuation may cause some withdrawal symptoms. But still is not addictive as there is no drug-seeking behaviour and it has no abuse liability.
No. Citopil is not a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines decrease the anxiety and induce sleep. Citopil belongs to the class of selective sertonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It may cause insomnia and restlessness initially as the side effect which usually goes away with time.
No. Citopil is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
+more

Substitutes for Citopil Tablet

Jovil 5mg Tablet
Eskag Pharma Pvt Ltd
₹2.81/Tablet
save 24%
Citofast 5mg Tablet
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹2.98/Tablet
save 19%
Depitame 5mg Tablet
Triko Pharmaceuticals
₹2.98/Tablet
save 19%
Sri 5mg Tablet
Sterkem Pharma Pvt Ltd
₹3.0/Tablet
save 19%
Esredep 5mg Tablet
Med Manor Organics Pvt Ltd
₹3.0/Tablet
save 19%
Top Psychiatrists
doctor
Dr. Samir Parikh
MBBS, MD, Diploma
4.6
doctor
Dr. Rajiv Mehta
MBBS, MD, MSc
4.5
doctor
4.6
doctor
4.4
doctor
4.2
cross img