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Recita 10mg Tablet

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Recita 10 MG Description

Recita 10 mg should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. The duration and dose of taking Recita vary depending on your condition and age. The medicine may cause minor to serious side effects such

as sleepiness, headache, and forgetfulness. It is advised to consult your doctor before starting treatment with Recita 10mg and get complete information on its potential side effects and benefits. Functioning of the medication may change or get affected negatively when taken with alcohol and certain nutritional supplements and therefore must be avoided. Recita 10 mg tablets may interact and produce life-threatening symptoms with certain medications used in anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, migraine, or an infection. Therefore it is suggested to talk to your doctor about all medications you are taking or planning to take.


Product Summary

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ContainsCitalopram(10.0 Mg)
UsesDepression, Panic disorder
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth, excessive sweating
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Uses of Recita 10 MG

  • Depression (hopelessness, mood swings and sleep disturbances)
  • Panic Disorders (sudden, unexpected fear) including fear of open spaces or crowd

Contraindications of Recita 10 MG

If you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients present in the medicine. If you are taking medications that are classified as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) (a type of antidepressant) s...
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Side effects of Recita 10 MG

  • Most of the side effects are minor and will disappear once the body adjusts to the medicine. However, immediately consult your doctor if the
  • symptoms persist or become worse.
  • Common side effects:
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness or changes in sleep pattern
  • Excessive sweating and dry mouth

Precautions and Warnings of Recita 10 MG



Can I take Recita 10 mg tablets during pregnancy?
No, Recita 10mg tablet is not safe to be taken during pregnancy as it is known to cause problems in the newborn when taken during pregnancy. However, consult your doctor before starting any medication if you are pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Recita 10 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
Avoid taking Recita 10mg tablet while breastfeeding as it is found to be excreted in breast milk. If you notice your child sleeping more than usual, facing any breathing difficulty, or not being able to suckle, immediately consult your doctor.


Can I drive if I have taken Recita 10 mg tablet?
No, it is not safe to drive when taking Recita 10mg tablet as it is known to cause impairment of mental and physical abilities required while driving a car. It may induce sleepiness, dizziness, confusion, forgetfulness and affect your judgement and thinking ability. It is thus not recommended to drive a car when under this medication.


Can I consume alcohol with the Recita 10mg tablet?
No, alcohol must be avoided with Recita 10mg tablet as it causes all the side effects of an overdose which can be fatal.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have liver, kidney, or heart problems
  • You have epilepsy or any history of fits or seizures
  • You have eye problems such as glaucoma (increased pressure in your eyes)
  • You have diabetes
  • You have a history of bleeding disorders or taking any medicine that may make your blood thin
  • You are on a low sodium diet or taking medicine for hypertension
  • You recently suffered from a heart attack

Mode of Action of Recita 10 MG

How Does It Work?

Recita 10 mg contains citalopram as an active ingredient, known to act by raising the serotonin level in the human body. Serotonin is a hormone in the human body responsible for balancing the mood...
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Directions for Use of Recita 10 MG

  • Take the medicine as per the doctor’s prescription.
  • You can take it with or without food.
  • Make sure to swallow the Recita 10 mg tablet as a whole and do not chew, crush or break it.
  • Recita 10 mg tablet must be taken at the same time as per prescription to ensure better efficacy and benefits.

Interactions of Recita 10 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Seek medical advice before taking Recita 10 mg tablet if you are taking:
  • Medicines to treat severe pain (tramadol)
  • Medicines to decrease the risk of bleeding (warfarin)
  • Medicines for migraine (sumatriptan, almotriptan, metoprolol)
  • Medicines for high blood pressure treatment (diltiazem)
  • Antibiotics (erythromycin)
  • Medicines for the treatment of fits or epilepsy (phenytoin, carbamazepine)
  • Medicines for acidity (omeprazole, cimetidine)
  • Medicines to treat fungal infections (ketoconazole)
  • Any other medicines for the treatment of depression (buprenorphine)
  • Medicines for Parkinson’s disease such as procyclidine
  • Painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin

Interactions with food items

  • Recita 10 mg tablet may interact adversely with:
  • St. John’s Wort (herbal medicine for depression)
  • Tryptophan containing dietary supplements (milk, cheese, oats)

Storage and disposal of Recita 10 MG

Recita 10 mg tablets must be stored in a dry place, away from sunlight, at room temperature away from the reach of children. It must be disposed of in a way that it is out of reach of children and...
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Dosage of Recita 10 MG


  • Symptoms of an overdose of Recita 10 mg tablet can be fatal and cause drowsiness and coma.
  • Symptoms of an overdose of Recita 10 mg tablet may include nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (being sick), sweating, uncontrolled shaking of a part of the body, fast breathing, fast and irregular heartb...
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  • If you happen to take too much of the Recita 10 mg tablet, reach out to your doctor or the nearest hospital
  • immediately.

Missed a Dose

Recita 10 mg tablets are generally prescribed to be taken once daily with food at night before bedtime. If you have missed a dose of the medicine, take it immediately when you remember it. However...
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Content Details


Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I give Recita 10mg tablets to children?

A: Recita 10mg tablets are not meant to be given to children and adolescents below 18 years of age as they may develop side effects such as being aggressive, hostile, and agitated.

Q: I have been taking Recita 10 mg tablets for a week now but do not see much improvement in my condition. Should I stop taking it?

  • No, you should not stop taking Recita 10 mg tablets suddenly without consulting your doctor as it may cause symptoms of withdrawal like mood changes, depression, anxiety, headache, disturbed sleep, co...
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