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CYTOP 20MG TABLET

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Composition for CYTOP (MERIND)

Citalopram(20 mg)

food interaction for CYTOP (MERIND)

alcohol interaction for CYTOP (MERIND)

pregnancy interaction for CYTOP (MERIND)

lactation interaction for CYTOP (MERIND)

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cytop 20mg tablet at a fixed time.
Cytop 20mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Cytop 20mg 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 CYTOP (MERIND)

Citalopram(20 mg)

Uses

Cytop 20mg tablet is used in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobia.

How it works

Cytop 20mg 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

SUBSTITUTES for CYTOP (MERIND)

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Top Psychiatrists

  • Dr. Deepak Raheja
    MBBS, MD, Fellowship
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Expert advice for CYTOP (MERIND)

  • Take Citalopram as prescribed by your doctor. 
  • Do not increase or decrease the dose without consulting the doctor. 
  • You may have to take Citalopram at least for 1 to 4 weeks or longer before you begin to feel better. 
  • Do not discontinue the use of Citalopram, unless the doctor has advised you. This may increase the chances of side effects. 
  • Do not take Citalopram within 14 days of taking MAO-Inhibitor (antidepressant drugs), as you may develop increased blood pressure and convulsions.
  • Avoid driving after taking Citalopram as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness and confusion.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Citalopram, it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel unusually agitated, irritable, or have thoughts about hurting or killing yourself.
     

Frequently asked questions for CYTOP (MERIND)

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 30 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)