Citalopram is an effective antidepressant medicine that is used to treat depression (feelings of grief, loss, or rage) and panic disorders (sudden feeling of intense fear or discomfort). Citalopram functions by boosting the amounts of a chemical in our brain called serotonin. As a result, it enhances mood, decreases anxiety, and reduces the occurrence of panic attacks. It belongs to SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) class of medicines.
Most antidepressants carry the risk of worsening your depression or developing suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Consult your doctor if you have rapid mood swings or odd thoughts.
Keep Citalopram at room temperature, away from excess heat, direct sunlight and moisture.
Keep Citalopram out of children’s and pets’ reach.
Do not use Citalopram after its expiry date has passed.
Depression, also known as major depressive disorder, is a very serious and severe mental health illness that has a negative impact on how you think, feel, and act, leading to a loss of motivation and a chronic sad mood. Suicide attempts are possible as a result of this. Citalopram is a medicine used to treat depression.
Panic disorder is a form of anxiety condition that is characterized by panic attacks. It is an abrupt sense of danger or a sense of loss of control. Some of the symptoms are an increased heart rate, breathing difficulty, sweating, and etc. Citalopram is a medicine that is used to treat panic disorders.
patients administered with this medication may experience side effects include GI upset (stomach upset), sweating, tremor (involuntary muscle contraction and relaxation), somnolence (sleeping for a usually long period of time or having a strong desire to sleep), dry mouth, anorexia (eating disorder), agitation, decreased lipid, anxiety, confusion, sleep disorders, tinnitus (ringing in ear), yawning, pruritus (itchy skin), myalgia (muscle pain), arthralgia (pain in joint), impotence, ejaculation disorders, abnormal orgasm (female), fatigue, dizziness, paresthesia (an abnormal tingling or pricking sensation), dysgeusia (taste disorder), impaired concentration, amnesia, apathy, increased salivation, rhinitis (type of allergy) , increased sweating, weight loss, abnormal accommodation (eye disorder), hyponatremia (low sodium levels), bleeding disorder, or serotonin syndrome (excess serotonin)
Risk factors cannot be ruled put for this medication, consult with your health care provider for more information
This medication is contraindicated and not recommended in lactating females.
Patients who have impaired hepatic (liver) function or renal (kidney) function, diabetes, cardiac disease, epilepsy (central nervous system disorder), psychosis (mental disorder), mania (mental illness), risk of bleeding, narrow-angle glaucoma (an eye disorder), or history of glaucoma (eye disorder), should consult their doctor before taking this medication.
Citalopram is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to Citalopram or other components present in this medicine.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are a type of medicine used to treat depression. Citalopram should not be used in conjunction with Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) since it increases the danger of serotonin syndrome (increased serotonin level in the body).
What are the uses of Citalopram?
This medication is used for the treatment of depression.
How to take Citalopram?
Use it as prescribed by your health care provider. It is advised not to use this for a very long time as effectiveness may decrease.
The dosage of this medicine is dependent on the age, condition, and its severity.
How to store Citalopram?
Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet.
Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.
Does this medicine have a lot of side effects?
This medicine does not have significant side effects if used according to the dose prescribed by your doctor. But make sure you do not abuse or over use the medicine. For further guidance, consult your healthcare provider.
What are the precautions for taking Citalopram?
• Avoid doing work that requires alertness such as driving immediately after taking this medicine as it may cause drowsiness
Does Citalopram have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?
This medicine should only be used during pregnancy if no safer alternate is available. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.
This medicine should not be used during lactation as it may have undesirable effects on the nursing infant. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.
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