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Citalin Forte Tablets

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Citalin Forte Tablets Description

Citalin Forte is a prescription medication. It is a combination of escitalopram (10mg) and clonazepam (0.5mg). Uses of Citalin Forte include the treatment of generalised anxiety disorders and depress

ion. It is important to note that it has habit-forming potential due to its mode of action. Careful monitoring while on this medication is required and necessary. It is also important to note that this medication should not be abruptly stopped as it may cause withdrawal effects in users, which may be serious. The medication should be taken as recommended by the doctor. The tablet should preferably be taken at the same time everyday for its best effect. This also decreases the chances of relapse. It is also recommended to complete the entire course of the medication as prescribed by the treating physician and not abruptly stop taking the drug.


Product Summary

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ContainsClonazepam + Escitalopram
UsesTreatment of anxiety disorder and depression
Side effectsInsomnia, Sexual dysfunction (primarily decreased libido, absence of orgasms, and male ejaculatory delay), Nausea, Increased sweating, Fatigue, Sleepiness (somnolence), Lethargy, Fatigue, Sedation, Drowsiness
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Uses of Citalin Forte Tablets

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Depressive disorder

Contraindications of Citalin Forte Tablets

  • The concomitant use of this medication with MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) like Selegiline, rasagiline, isocarboxazid etc., is strictly contraindicated as it may cause serotonin syndrome. In case...
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  • Patients with severe liver disease must avoid taking Citalin Forte as the liver metabolises these medications. In severe liver disease, there may be decreased metabolisation resulting in increased con...
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  • Clonazepam is contraindicated in patients with acute narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • Use cautiously in elderly patients.
  • Use cautiously in patients at risk of falling and in debilitated patients.

Side effects of Citalin Forte Tablets

  • Insomnia (difficulty sleeping)
  • Sexual dysfunction (primarily decreased libido, absence of orgasms, and male ejaculatory delay)
  • Nausea
  • Increased sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy
  • Motor impairment (impaired coordination, impaired balance, dizziness)
  • Abrupt discontinuation of this medication can lead to withdrawal effects like dizziness, nausea, lethargy, irritability, anxiety, confusion, headache, sweating, tremors etc.
  • Long term use may cause the user to develop tolerance.

Precautions and Warnings of Citalin Forte Tablets



Can I take Citalin Forte during pregnancy?
This medication is not recommended during pregnancy. Inform your doctor regarding your pregnancy or intention to conceive soon.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Citalin Forte while breastfeeding?
This medication is generally not advised while breastfeeding. Discuss your breastfeeding status with your doctor for more information.


Can I drive if I have taken Citalin Forte?
Driving and operating other heavy machinery while on this medication is not recommended as it may cause sedation and drowsiness.


Can I consume alcohol with Citalin Forte?
Alcohol consumption while on this medication is contraindicated. Both alcohol and Clonazepam are CNS depressants and may cause increased sedation and other adverse effects, including life-threatening effects like respiratory depression and coma.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Talk to your doctor regarding your use of any other medications taken regularly, as well as any other health issues you may be facing currently.

Mode of Action of Citalin Forte Tablets

How Does It Work?

Escitalopram belongs to a class of medications called Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by acting on brain pathways that involve the chemical messenger or neurotransmitter cal...
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Directions for Use of Citalin Forte Tablets

  • This medication should be taken as prescribed by the treating physician.
  • It is recommended to take this medication on a regular schedule, i.e., at the same time every day, for optimal pharmacological effects of this medication.
  • Swallow this medication whole. Do not crush, chew or break this tablet.
  • It is recommended to finish the entire course of this medication as prescribed by your treating doctor.
  • Abrupt stoppage of Citalin Forte can cause withdrawal side effects. Consult your doctor before stopping this medication.
  • Driving/ use of heavy machinery is not advised while using this medication.
  • Do not mix alcohol with this medication, as it can be life-threatening.
  • This medication has habit-forming tendencies; hence it is recommended to follow the directions of your treating physician precisely and have a regular follow-up.

Interactions of Citalin Forte Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • The medication levels are affected by other tablets that use the same enzymes for their metabolism. For example, carbamazepine, rifampin, and phenytoin.
  • This medication should not be used with a specific group of medications called MAO inhibitors as it may cause a potentially fatal side effect called serotonin syndrome. This can cause headaches, confu...
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  • Other medications contraindicated due to the possibility of inducing serotonin syndrome include- antidepressants, triptans, fentanyl, lithium, tramadol, tryptophan, buspirone, amphetamines.
  • It may cause an increased risk of bleeding when used with aspirin, NSAIDs (painkillers), and other medications which affect blood clotting.

Interactions with food items

  • There’s no known interaction of this tablet with food.

Storage and disposal of Citalin Forte Tablets

Store in a cool and dry place away from direct light and moisture. Do not use the medicine after the date of expiry. Keep the tablets away from children and pets. Do not flush the medicati...
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Dosage of Citalin Forte Tablets


The overdose of this medication can cause cardiac arrhythmias, sleepiness, double vision, respiratory depression, fall in BP, decreased heart rate, cardiac arrest, and coma. In case of a suspected ove...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of this tablet, it is advised to take it as soon as possible. If the duration missed is too long, and it is almost time for the next dose, it is recommended to skip the missed dose ...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: I have been having problems with ejaculation since starting this medication. Should I stop it?

A: Delayed ejaculation and low sexual desire are common side effects of this medication. Discuss with your treating physician regarding this for other options and treatment. Do not abruptly stop this medication without the explicit advice of your doctor.

Q: I have felt very drowsy ever since I started taking Citalin Forte. Can I stop it?

A: Drowsiness is a common side effect of Citalin Forte. If it is impairing your functioning, talk to your doctor for other options, as well as dose adjustment. Do not abruptly stop Citalin Forte without your doctor's directions, as it may cause withdrawal effects.

Q: I take tablets for itching because my doctor has prescribed them. Can I continue?

A: It is not advisable to take any tablet without consulting your doctor first. Always inform your doctor if you are on any regular medication.
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Last Updated on: 11 Feb 2022 | 11:10 AM (IST)
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