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Citopam 40mg Tablets

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Citopam 40 MG Description

Citopam 40 mg tablet is a medication that is mainly used to treat depression. Citopam 40 mg tablet contains 40 mg of citalopram as an active ingredient. Citalopram belongs to a very important class o

f medicines known as SSRIs (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). Depression is a mental disorder characterised by a persistent feeling of sadness, low mood, and lack of interest in activities that compromise that person's quality of life. Citopam improves the symptoms of depression and makes that person feel better. Citopam 40 mg causes side effects including nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation, increased sweating, body shaking, dry mouth, sexual dysfunction, and sleeplessness.

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Product Summary

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ContainsCitalopram(40.0 Mg)
UsesDepression, Anxiety disorder, Panic disorder
Side effectsNausea, Vomiting, Sexual dysfunction
TherapyANTI-DEPRESSANT
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uses

Uses of Citopam 40 MG

  • Citopam 40 mg tablet is used for treating the symptoms of the following:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorders
contraindications

Contraindications of Citopam 40 MG

  • Citopam 40 mg is contraindicated in the following cases:
  • If you are allergic to Citopam tablet
  • If you have severe heart rhythm problems
sideEffects

Side effects of Citopam 40 MG

  • Citopam 40 mg has the following side effects:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea or constipation
  • Increased sweating
  • Body shaking
  • Dry mouth
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sleeplessness
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Citopam 40 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Citopam 40 mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
It must be avoided as there is evidence that this medicine might harm the growing baby. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Citopam 40 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
There is evidence that this medicine secretes into the breastmilk. So do not take this medicine if you are breastfeeding as this can harm the baby.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Citopam 40 mg tablet?
A:
No, you should not drive as this medication tends to decrease alertness.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Citopam 40 mg tablet?
A:
No, alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of Citopam. These include drowsiness, dizziness, poor concentration, etc.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You feel sudden changes in your mood or behaviour, or you develop self-harming or suicidal thoughts.
  • You experience a decrease in sexual drive.
  • You do not feel better even after four weeks of initiating treatment.
  • You are a heart patient as this medicine can lead to sudden deaths in heart patients.
  • You are on another class of antidepressants known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors. This combination can be deadly. Do not use Citopam within two weeks after stopping monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
  • You are 65 years old, the chances of developing suicidal tendencies are even more. You have to be extra careful in such cases.
  • You have a seizure disorder.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Citopam 40 MG

How Does It Work?

Citopam 40 mg belongs to the class of medicines known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, which mainly acts by preventing the taking back of serotonin (a chemical messenger in the brain which...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Citopam 40 MG

  • Swallow Citopam 40 mg tablet with a glass of water. Do not break it or chew it.
  • Take it with or without food.
  • Take this tablet at the same time each day if you want to get maximum benefit.
  • Do not increase or decrease the dose without consulting your doctor.
  • Do not stop the treatment suddenly if you begin to feel better as this can produce withdrawal symptoms like restlessness, tiredness, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, sleep disturbances)
  • Take the medicine in the morning or the daytime so that it does not disturb your sleep at night.
  • Do not panic if you do not feel better in the beginning, as it generally takes some time, nearly 3 to 4 weeks, to feel better.
interactions

Interactions of Citopam 40 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Any medicine that increases serotonin levels must not be used with Citopam (as it also increases serotonin levels), which can lead to a life-threatening condition known as serotonin syndrome.
  • The following is the list of medicines that increase serotonin levels:
  • Buspirone
  • Fentanyl
  • Lithium
  • Linezolid
  • Sumatriptan (used in migraine)
  • Almotriptan (used in migraine)
  • Amphetamines
  • Tricyclic antidepressants like Imipramine, Amitriptyline
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors like isocarboxazid, phenelzine, Selegiline
  • Any medicine which affects heart rhythm like methadone, pimozide, chlorpromazine, etc., must be used with caution because Citopam also affects heart rhythm.

Interactions with food items

  • Tyramine rich foods like cheese, beer must be avoided.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Citopam 40 MG

Store Citopam 40 mg tablet pack in an airtight container away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use the medicine if the packaging has been da...
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dosage

Dosage of Citopam 40 MG

Overdose

Overdose symptoms are vomiting, seizures, loss of consciousness, coma, and death. Rush the person immediately to a nearby hospital. Call the emergency helpline or the poison control helpline as earl...
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Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as early as possible. Do not try to double the dose to make up for the missed dose. Take the tablet at the same time each day to avoid missing the dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Citopam 40 mg tablet be used in liver disease?

A: Dose adjustment is necessary according to the extent of liver dysfunction.

Q: Can Citopam 40 mg tablet be used in kidney disease?

A: Dose adjustment needs to be considered according to the extent of kidney disease.

Q: Is Citopam 40 mg tablet habit forming?

A: Citopam is not habit-forming, but it can produce withdrawal effects after prolonged use.
Product Details
Brand
CITOPAM
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
02/06/2024

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Last Updated on: 05 Jun 2022 | 05:38 AM (IST)

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