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Citalopram

INFORMATION

Uses

Citalopram is used in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobia.

How it works

Citalopram 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

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Expert advice

  • 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

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 06 December, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)