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Cilentra 5mg Tablets

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Cilentra 5 MG Description

Cilentra tablet manages depression and panic disorders. Cilentra tablet works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that maintains mental balance. It should be taken

as prescribed by your doctor. The duration and dose of taking Recita vary depending on your condition and age. Side effects of Cilentra tablets include excessive sleepiness, headache, and inability to remember things. Before starting treatment with the Cilentra tablet, you must consult your doctor and get complete information on its potential side effects and benefits.


Product Summary

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ContainsCitalopram(5.0 Mg)
UsesDepression, Panic disorder
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth, excessive sweating
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Uses of Cilentra 5 MG

  • Depression
  • Panic Disorders (sudden, unexpected fear) including fear of open spaces or crowd

Contraindications of Cilentra 5 MG

  • If you are allergic to citalopram or any of the components present in the medicine.
  • If you are taking medicines categorised under Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) (a type of medicine used to manage depression) such as moclobemide or linezolid.
  • If you are taking medicines such as pimozide for mental illness.
  • If you are born with or suffering from a heart problem that may cause an irregular heartbeat.
  • If you are taking medicine, that may result in an irregular heartbeat.

Side effects of Cilentra 5 MG

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness or changes in sleep pattern
  • Excessive sweating and dry mouth

Precautions and Warnings of Cilentra 5 MG



Can I take Cilentra tablets during pregnancy?
No, Cilentra tablet is not safe to be taken during pregnancy as it is known to cause problems in the newborn. However, consult your doctor before starting Cilentra medicine.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Cilentra tablets while breastfeeding?
While breastfeeding, avoid taking Cilentra tablets as it is found to be excreted in breast milk and cause abnormalities in the newborn. If you notice that your child is sleeping more than regular days, facing difficulty breathing, or sucking, immediately consult your doctor


Can I drive if I have taken Cilentra tablets?
No, it is not safe to drive when taking a Cilentra tablet. Cilentra tablets may cause a reduction of mental and physical abilities required while driving a car. It may induce drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, memory loss, and inability to think and judge. It is thus not recommended to drive a car when under this medication.


Can I consume alcohol with the Cilentra tablets?
No, alcohol must be avoided with Cilentra tablets as it causes all the side effects of an overdose which can be fatal.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from liver, kidney, or heart diseases.
  • You have epilepsy or any history of fits or seizures.
  • You are suffering from problems in your eye, such as glaucoma (increased pressure in your eyes leading to eye pain and headache).
  • You have diabetes.
  • You are suffering or have suffered from bleeding disorders or taking any medicine that may make your blood thin.
  • You are taking a diet with low sodium content or taking medicine to manage high blood pressure.
  • You recently suffered from a heart attack.

Mode of Action of Cilentra 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Cilentra tablet contains citalopram as an active ingredient, known to act by raising the brain's calming chemical (serotonin) level. Serotonin balances the mood and feelings in an individual and aids ...
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Directions for Use of Cilentra 5 MG

  • Cilentra tablets must be taken as per the doctor’s prescription at the same time to ensure better efficacy and benefits.
  • Cilentra tablets can be taken with or without food.
  • Make sure to swallow the Cilentra tablet as a whole and do not chew, crush or break it.

Interactions of Cilentra 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Cilentra tablet when taken with medicines:
  • To treat severe pain (tramadol) - causes serotonin syndrome characterised by muscle spasms, shivering, sweating, and confusion.
  • To decrease the risk of bleeding (warfarin) - causes opposite effects and toxicity of warfarin
  • For migraine (sumatriptan, almotriptan, metoprolol) - causes an increase in the chances of its side effects
  • To manage high blood pressure (diltiazem); antibiotics (erythromycin); acidity medicines (omeprazole, cimetidine) - causes an increase in the severity of heart problems
  • For the treatment of fits or epilepsy (phenytoin, carbamazepine) - causes toxicity of the Cilentra tablets
  • To treat fungal infections (ketoconazole) - makes the Cilentra tablet ineffective
  • For the treatment of depression (buprenorphine); Parkinson’s disease such as procyclidine - suppresses the brain activity abnormally even to cause coma.
  • Painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin - increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding

Interactions with food items

  • Cilentra tablet may interact adversely with
  • St. John’s Wort (herbal medicine for depression) to produce adverse effects and toxicity of the medicine.
  • Tryptophan contains dietary supplements (milk, cheese, oats) to increase the chances of side effects.

Storage and disposal of Cilentra 5 MG

Store Cilentra tablets at room temperature away from the sight of children and pets. It must be protected from moisture and sunlight to maintain its efficacy. Safely dispose of the Cilentra tablets to...
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Dosage of Cilentra 5 MG


Symptoms of an overdose of Cilentra tablet can be fatal and cause drowsiness and coma. Symptoms of an overdose of Cilentra tablet may include nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (being sick), sweating...
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Missed a Dose

Cilentra tablets is generally prescribed to be taken once daily with food at night before bedtime. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember within the dose duration. If the duration of taking the ...
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I give a Cilentra tablet to children?

A: Cilentra tablets are not meant to be given to children and adolescents below 18 as they may develop side effects such as being aggressive, hostile, and agitated.

Q: I have been taking a Cilentra tablet for a week now but do not see much improvement in my condition. Should I stop taking it?

A: No, you should not stop taking a Cilentra tablet suddenly without consulting your doctor. It may cause withdrawal symptoms like mood changes, depression, anxiety, headache, disturbed sleep, confusion and sweating.

Q: While taking Cilentra tablets, what other precautions should I take?

A: Cilentra tablets may cause the inability to stand or sit still and make you abnormally restless. If your conditions worsen, visit the doctor immediately. You may also experience irregularities in the heartbeat after taking this medicine. If symptoms do not go away, you must consult your doctor.
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