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Citalin 20mg Tablets

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Citalin 20 MG Description

Citalin 20 mg Tab belongs to a group of medicines known as anxiolytics. It contains escitalopram oxalate as its active ingredient. It is used to treat clinical depression, social anxiety disorders, p

anic disorders, and sleep problems. Depression and anxiety disorders present themselves as constant, deep, strong feelings of worry, fear, and indecisiveness in daily activities. Escitalopram acts by regulating the serotonin levels in the body, thus alleviating the mood and improving behavior. Citalin 20 mg Tab is an oral tablet to be taken with or without food. It is important to take the dose every day at the same time. Citalin 20 mg Tab is not prescribed for patients under 12 years. It can treat clinical depression and anxiety in children and teenagers aged 12 to 17 years. Citalin 20 mg Tab has a risk of developing withdrawal syndrome if stopped abruptly; therefore, consultation with the physician is a must to taper the dose.


Product Summary

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ContainsCitalopram(20.0 Mg)
Usesclinical depression, anxiety, panic disorder
Side effectsdry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, excessive sweating, nausea, sexual dysfunction
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Uses of Citalin 20 MG

  • Uses of Citalin 20 mg Tab:
  • Clinical depression
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Sleep disorders

Contraindications of Citalin 20 MG

  • Citalin 20 mg Tab should not be given/given with caution:
  • If you have a known allergy to escitalopram
  • If you have Kidney issues
  • If you have liver disease
  • If you suffer from Heart ailments
  • If you suffer from Sleep disorders
  • If you have Diabetes
  • If you have Bleeding disorders
  • In patients below the age of 18 years

Side effects of Citalin 20 MG

  • Citalin 20 mg Tab can cause side effects like
  • Decreased urination
  • Convulsions
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Sexual dysfunctions like delayed ejaculation and decreased female libido

Precautions and Warnings of Citalin 20 MG



Can I take Citalin 20 mg Tab during pregnancy?
Maybe, limited clinical trials on animals have not been able to establish the efficacy of taking Citalin 20 mg Tab while pregnant. Therefore, it is advised not to take this medication while pregnant. Consult your physician if you get pregnant or are planning a pregnancy while on this medication. Your physician may prescribe it in lifethreating cases.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Citalin 20 mg Tab while breastfeeding?
No, Citalin 20 mg Tab can pass via breast milk from mother to baby and cause symptoms like diarrhea, convulsions, and sleep problems in infants. If necessary, it may be prescribed when other medicines have failed to work. Your consultant may advise you to stop breastfeeding or prescribe you low doses.


Can I take Citalin 20 mg Tab during pregnancy?
No, you may feel dizziness, confusion, and tiredness after taking Citalin 20 mg Tab; therefore, driving, exercising with heavy weights, or operating heavy machinery should be avoided.


Can I consume alcohol with the Citalin 20 mg Tab?
No, alcohol is prohibited while on therapy with Citalin 20 mg Tab as it may increase the severity of side effects like confusion, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Talk to your doctor if you experience any allergy after taking Citalin 20 mg Tab like rashes, hives, or swelling on the face
  • If you want to increase/decrease the dose of the medication
  • If the side-effects are too severe, disrupt your everyday life and do not seem to go away with time
  • If you want to stop taking Citalin 20 mg Tab .
  • Any other medical issues arise after taking Citalin 20 mg Tab.

Mode of Action of Citalin 20 MG

How Does It Work?

Citalin 20 mg Tab contains escitalopram oxalate as its active ingredient: Escitalopram acts by regulating the serotonin levels in the body, thus alleviating the mood and improving behavior. Serotonin...
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Directions for Use of Citalin 20 MG

  • Citalin 20 mg Tab is taken orally with water with/without food and should be taken as prescribed by your doctor after evaluating your condition. Do not chew or crush the tablet in powder form
  • Care should be taken to take the medication at the same time every day
  • Do not change the dose without consultation with your physician. Do not stop Citalin 20 mg Tab abruptly without consulting your physician. You may experience withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, dizzine...
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  • It is advised to always check for the expiry date before starting the medication
  • Do not share Citalin 20 mg Tab with anyone you know who has any depression/ anxiety issues. Medical consultation is a must for this medication.

Interactions of Citalin 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Citalin 20 mg Tab should be given with caution in patients taking the following medications:
  • Dose adjustment will be required when there is an increase/ decrease of Citalin 20 mg Tab levels.
  • Antidepressants like (selegiline, isocarboxazid, moclobemide) may worsen the risk of serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome causes shivering, muscle stiffness, and fever due to too much accumulation o...
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  • Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin and anticoagulants like warfarin can increase the risk of bleeding episodes
  • Meperidine (an opioid painkiller) -increases serotonin levels
  • Lithium - increases serotonin metabolism causing irregular heartbeat, which can be life-threatening if not treated on time
  • Tryptophan (amino acid required for the production of proteins) - can increase the risk of serotonin syndrome
  • Painkillers like tramadol carry the risk of developing serotonin syndrome
  • Linezolid (antibiotic) can cause life-threatening serotonin syndrome

Storage and disposal of Citalin 20 MG

Citalin 20 mg Tab is a box containing a strip of 10 tablets. It should always be stored at room temperature and away from direct sunlight. It should be kept away from children and pets at home. Care s...
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Dosage of Citalin 20 MG


Overdose of Citalin 20 mg Tab can be accidental or taking extra medication to make up for missed doses. Overdose of Citalin 20 mg Tab can cause drowsiness, confused thinking, loss of consciousness, lo...
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Missed a Dose

Citalin 20 mg Tab has to be taken every day at around the same time. If you miss a dose of Citalin 20 mg Tab, you can take the missed dose as soon as you realize that you have missed the dose. If th...
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Content Details


Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: When will Citalin 20 mg Tab start working for me?

A: Like most psychiatric medication, it may take up to 2 to 6 weeks for Citalin 20 mg Tab to ultimately show its full effects. Talk to your doctor if you think that Citalin 20 mg Tab does not seem to work for you or if you do not feel any better even after 6 weeks from the start of medication.

Q: Can I have chocolates and coffee while taking Citalin 20 mg Tab?

A: Caffeine does not seem to react adversely with escitalopram. Coffee or chocolate can be consumed within dietary limits while taking Citalin 20 mg Tab.

Q: Can Citalin 20 mg Tab increase my blood pressure?

A: Increased blood pressure is a rare side-effect of Citalin 20 mg Tab. Inform your physician if you are on high blood pressure medications and are prescribed to take Citalin 20 mg Tab.
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Last Updated on: 14 Apr 2022 | 03:15 PM (IST)
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