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Overview

Introduction For Citanew 5mg

  • Citanew tablets contain Escitalopram 5mg in it which is an antidepressant
  • It belongs to “SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)” class.
  • It should be orally administered i.e. by mouth
  • It is indicated in treatment & maintenance of depression.
  • It is also indicated in treatment of severe anxiety, panic disorders, social phobia, & OCD (obsessive compulsive disorders; uncontrollable thoughts & repetitive behavior)
  • It is a prescription medication. Should be used only if needed
  • It can be consumed with or without food
  • Its use in pregnant females and lactating mothers should be done after consulting a doctor or pharmacist.

When Not To Use For Citanew 5mg

How To Use For Citanew 5mg

  • For oral administration i.e. by the mouth
  • It is generally taken for a period of 8 weeks in major depressive disorder.
  • It should be used for longer periods to get its maximum effect in treating conditions.
  • In case of liver health issue, an initial dose of 5 mg/day is started in such patients.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol with citanew tablets
  • Don’t use cifatex 14 days before or 14 days after taking MAO inhibitors like linezolid, isocarboxazid, selegiline or rasagiline.
  • While taking at home, follow all instructions of administration given in leaflet or by the doctor. For the best effect of medication, use it at the same time every day.

Why Choose For Citanew 5mg

Citanew tablet contains 5mg Escitalopram in it which is a SSRI that helps in increasing serotonin levels (natural substance) in the brain. This helps in treating anxiety & depression disorders. It is indicated in generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (fear of places), social anxiety disorder, and in OCD in adults and children (above 12 years). Its course of therapy differs in different depressive and anxiety conditions.

Storage For Citanew 5mg

Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
 

How To Get It For Citanew 5mg

Currently available on dawaai.pk; an online pharmacy in Pakistan with the lowest prices and free delivery (terms and conditions apply).
 

Faqs

How long is escitalopram treatment required to produce its effect?

Symptoms of condition start improving in a week or two, however, it takes 4 to 6 weeks of therapy before you see its full benefits

What are common side effects of escitalopram?

They include dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, sweating, insomnia, dry mouth, loss of appetite and decreased sex drive

How does escitalopram work in brain?

It basically influences the availability of serotonin neurotransmitter in brain and produces major changes in connectivity b/w functional networks

What will happen if I miss escitalopram doses?

If you miss doses, then it might risk in relapsing of your disorder symptoms. Also stopping it abruptly causes withdrawal symptoms like irritability, nightmares, vomiting/nausea, headache and paresthesia’s (tingling sensation on skin)

Instructions For Citanew 5mg

  • For oral administration i.e. by the mouth
  • It is generally taken for a period of 8 weeks in major depressive disorder.
  • It should be used for longer periods to get its maximum effect in treating conditions.
  • In case of liver health issue, an initial dose of 5 mg/day is started in such patients.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol with citanew tablets
  • It should be stored at between 15 to 30 degree-C away from reach of children and pets
  • Don’t use cifatex 14 days before or 14 days after taking MAO inhibitors like linezolid, isocarboxazid, selegiline or rasagiline.
  • While taking at home, follow all instructions of administration given in leaflet or by the doctor. For the best effect of medication, use it at the same time every day.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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