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Citalopram

Citalopram Information

Citalopram Benefits & Uses

Citalopram is used to treat the following -

  1. Depression Primary

Citalopram Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Citalopram

Citalopram

Citalopram Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Citalopram is used -

  1. Fatigue Mild
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Dry Mouth Mild
  4. Weakness
  5. Ejaculation disorder
  6. Hallucinations
  7. Euphoria
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Tremor
  10. Dyspepsia
  11. Rhinitis
  12. Abdominal Pain Mild
  13. Fever Mild
  14. Vertigo
  15. Drowsiness
  16. Insomnia Mild
  17. Gastritis Moderate
  18. Mouth ulcer Moderate

Citalopram Related Warnings

Is the use of Citalopram safe for pregnant women?

Citalopram can have harmful effects for pregnant women. If you experience anything like this, then discontinue Citalopram and take your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Citalopram safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Citalopram. It should not be taken only under medical supervision.

Severe

What is the effect of Citalopram on the Kidneys?

Citalopram has very mild side effects on the kidney.

Mild

What is the effect of Citalopram on the Liver?

Citalopram is rarely harmful for liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Citalopram on the Heart?

Citalopram has very mild side effects on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Citalopram with Other Drugs

Citalopram should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

    Ketoconazole

    Paracetamol,Phenylpropanolamine,Chlorpheniramine,Caffeine

      Artemether,Lumefantrine

        Citalopram Contraindications

        If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Citalopram unless your doctor advises you to do so -

        1. Suicidal Tendency
        2. Bipolar Disorder
        3. Heart Disease
        4. Calcium Deficiency
        5. Potassium Deficiency
        6. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

        Frequently asked Questions about Citalopram

        Is this Citalopram habit forming or addictive?

        No, Citalopram is not habit forming.

        Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

        You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Citalopram. So it is best to avoid driving.

        Dangerous

        Is it safe?

        Yes, but it is important to consult a doctor before taking Citalopram.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        Yes, taking Citalopram can treat mental disorders.

        हाँ

        Citalopram Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Citalopram

        Taking Citalopram with food is safe.

        Safe

        Interaction between Alcohol and Citalopram

        Taking Citalopram with alcohol can have severe harmful effects on your health.

        Severe
        This medicine data has been created by -
        Md Saadullah
        M.Pharma, Pharmacy
        3 Years of Experience
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        Vikas Chauhan
        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        2 Years of Experience
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        References

        1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Celexa® (citalopram HBr)
        2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 458,461
        3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 324-326