S Citadelm 10mg Tablet

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Composition for S Citadelm 10mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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52.06
₹5.21/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of S Citadelm Tablet

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Uses of S Citadelm Tablet

S Citadelm 10mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, phobia, post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Side effects of S Citadelm Tablet

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

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How to use S Citadelm 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 S Citadelm 10mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How S Citadelm Tablet works

S citadelm 10mg 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 S Citadelm Tablet

Expert advice for S Citadelm Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for S citadelm 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 S citadelm, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the S citadelm, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of S citadelm is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Warnings
Special precautions for S Citadelm 10mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
S Citadelm 10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
S Citadelm 10mg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
S Citadelm 10mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lacta
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
S Citadelm 10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
S Citadelm 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patien
ts with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of S Citadelm 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
S Citadelm 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patien
ts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of S Citadelm 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 200mg Injection, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, Serenace 5mg Injection 1ml

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 S Citadelm 10mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Escitalopram

S citadelm 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.
S citadelm increases the activity of serotonin a chemical which is also involved in the vomiting process so makes the person nauseating.
S citadelm 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.
S citadelm 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.
S citadelm can be used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) but there are better alternatives available, in case they don't work then S citadelm can be used. Although it is prescribed in a higher dose and for longer duration in case of OCD in comparison to depression.
S citadelm 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 S citadelm. 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 S citadelm.
Q. Which is better medication, S citadelm or sertraline?
S citadelm is the safest drug in its class. Sertraline can be used in case S citadelm doesn't work for depression. However, setraline can be preferred in case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Q. Which is better medication, S citadelm or citalopram?
S citadelm 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 S citadelm to be superior to citalopram for major depression.
Q. Can I take S citadelm with diphenhydramine?
It is better to avoid diphenhydramine with S citadelm. Diphenhydramine can aggravate side effects of S citadelm and can cause dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating.
Q. Can I take S citadelm with aspirin?
It is usually avoided as it can increase the chances of bleeding.
Q. Can I take S citadelm 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 S citadelm be given with lisdexamfetamine?
It is better to avoid this combined therapy of lisdexamfetamine with S citadelm, 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 S citadelm with methylphenidate?
It is better to avoid methylphenidate with S citadelm. Because methylphenidate can increase the blood levels of S citadelm 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 S citadelm with coffee?
There is usually no significant effect of taking coffee with S citadelm but a very high quantity of consumption of coffee may cause restlessness and anxiety.
Q. Can I take S citadelm 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 S citadelm 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 S citadelm 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 S citadelm with dextromethorphan?
You should not take Dextromethorphan with S citadelm. It can lead to the seotonin syndrome. Before taking any medications with S citadelm, your should consult with your doctor.
Q. Can I take S citadelm and paracetamol?
Yes. There is no known interaction between S citadelm and paracetamol.
Q. How does S citadelm differ from fluoxetine?
S citadelm and fluoxetin belongs to same class of medicine called as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
Q. How doses S citadelm differ from amitriptyline?
S citadelm 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 S citadelm has much lesser side effects in comparison to amitryptiline and so preferred over amitryptiline for the treatment of depression.
Q. How does S citadelm differ from imipramine?
S citadelm 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. S citadelm 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. S citadelm 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. S citadelm is not a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines decrease the anxiety and induce sleep. S citadelm 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. S citadelm is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
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