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Composition for SOMAZINA (ELDER)

Citicoline(1000 mg)

food interaction for SOMAZINA (ELDER)

alcohol interaction for SOMAZINA (ELDER)

pregnancy interaction for SOMAZINA (ELDER)

lactation interaction for SOMAZINA (ELDER)

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Somazina 1000 mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Citicoline(1000 mg)


Somazina 1000 mg injection is used to relieve neurological symptoms in traumatic brain injuries, stroke, and cerebral ischemia. It is also used for age related memory loss, vascular dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson’s disease, attention deficit-hyperactive disorder (ADHD). 

How it works

Somazina 1000 mg injection seems to increase a brain chemical called phosphatidylcholine. This brain chemical is important for brain function. Somazina 1000 mg injection might also decrease brain tissue damage when the brain is injured.

Common side effects

Headache, Shivering, Blurred vision, Hallucination, Shortness of breath, Vertigo, Increased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Chest pain, Allergic reaction, Decreased blood pressure, Nausea, Edema, Insomnia, Vomiting


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Expert advice for SOMAZINA (ELDER)

Consult your doctor before you start citicoline. 
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to get pregnant.
  • Stop taking citicoline and consult a doctor if you experience signs of allergic reactions.

Frequently asked questions for SOMAZINA (ELDER)


Q. Is citicoline safe?
Yes, citicoline is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is citicoline is a stimulant?
Yes, citicoline is a psychostimulant and may be used to stimulate alertness and energy.
Q. Is citicoline bad for you?
No, citicoline is a natural chemical found in the body. Use of citicoline in prescribed doses has beneficial effects.
Q. Is citicoline a prescription drug?
Citicoline is a prescription drug. However, patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is citicoline found natural?
Yes, citicoline is natural chemical found in the body.
Q. Is citicoline approved by FDA?
Yes, citicoline is approved by FDA as a nutrition supplement.
Q. Is citicoline a drug?
Citicoline is a drug. It is a natural supplement used for neurological dysfunction caused due to aging or traumatic brain injury.
Q. Does citicoline increase dopamine?
Yes, citicoline is known to influence dopamine levels by increasing dopamine synthesis.
Q. How long does citicoline take to work/ kick in?
Citicoline is absorbed almost immediately and works/ kicks in relatively quickly.


Content on this page was last updated on 15 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)