Citalogen 10 Mg, Antidepressant, For Mental Disorders - 30 Tablets
Citalopram 10 Mg Tablets
Category Of Citalogen 10 Mg Tablets
Mechanism Of Action Of Citalopram
Citalopram is in a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
It works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.
Therapeutic Indications Of Citalogen 10 Mg Tablets
Citalopram is used to treat depression.
Depression is a continuing disturbance of mood that interferes with everyday life.
The symptoms of depression vary from one person to another, but often include deep sadness, feelings of worthlessness, loss of interest in favorite activities, sleep disturbances, feeling of being slowed down, feelings of anxiety, and changes in weight.
Method Of Administration Of Citalogen 10 Mg Tablets
Take this medicine by mouth.
Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. Do not chew your tablets.
Take with or without food.
If you feel the effect of your medicine is too weak or too strong, do not change the dose yourself, but ask your doctor.
The amount of this medicine you take will depend on your illness. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
Do not discontinue this medication suddenly.
The usual starting dose is 10 or 20 mg once daily. Your doctor may gradually increase it for you
Doses may be changed in special conditions so always follow your doctor's or pharmacist's instructions.
If you take more than you should, talk to a doctor or go to the hospital straight away.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it unless it is nearly time for your next dose.
Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for the forgotten dose.
Undesirable Side Effects Of Citalogen 10 Mg Tablets
Although the following side effects are not common in everyone, some patients may complain from:
Decreased blood pressure
Lower sex drive
Low blood pressure
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Precautions While Taking Citalogen 10 Mg Tablets
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Your doctor will discuss the possible risks and benefits of using this medicine during pregnancy and breast-feeding
Non-Pharmacological Treatments & Advice To Improve Mental Health
Ginkgo biloba has been studied for its effects on mental health and found to be effective. Gingko Biloba extract can be purchased in liquid or capsule form for example Ginkozac Capsules
Some conditions can be triggered by stress.
Physical therapy like yoga will be helpful
Adequate amount of sleep is very important for your mental health
Always take your medications as instructed.
Warnings & Special Precautions While Taking Citalogen 10 Mg Tablets
Talk to your doctor about all your medical conditions before taking this drug including:
If you have heart problems such as abnormal heart rhythm or heart failure.
If you’ve had a recent heart attack.
If you are taking medications for Parkinson’s disease in the past 14 days.
If you have seizures or epilepsy.
If you have any bleeding disorders.
If you have liver disease.
If you have severe kidney disease.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medications including over-the-counter non-prescription medicines, prescription medicines, herbal supplements, vitamins, and supplements.
Storage Conditions Of Citalogen 10 Mg Tablets
Store below 25°c
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the box/blisters/label. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.