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PALOCIT 20MG INJECTION

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Composition FOR PALOCIT

Citalopram(20 mg)

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alcohol interaction for PALOCIT

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Palocit 20mg injection at a fixed time.
Palocit 20mg injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Palocit 20mg injection 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.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR PALOCIT

    Citalopram(20 mg)

    Uses

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

    How it works

    Palocit 20mg injection increases the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a chemical messenger in the brain that helps in regulating the mood.

    Common side effects

    Nausea, Fatigue, Dry mouth, Sleep disorder, Increased sweating, Weakness

    SUBSTITUTES FOR PALOCIT

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    Expert advice FOR PALOCIT

    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Citalopram, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
    • The risk of dependence is minimal with the Citalopram.
    • The most common side effect seen with Citalopram is nausea, vomiting followed by diarrhea. On long-term use, the patient might develop sexual side effects, but they are reversible.
    • Do not discontinue or increase/decrease the dose without consulting the doctor.
    • You may have to take Citalopram at least for 2 to 3 weeks or longer before you begin to feel better.
    • Notify your doctor if you feel unusually agitated, irritable, or have thoughts about hurting or killing yourself.
       
    • Citalopram should be taken preferably during the day to keep the mood alleviated during the day.
    • During the treatment initially signs of anxiety may be seen in some patients.
       

    Frequently asked questions FOR PALOCIT

    Citalopram

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    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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)