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Rexipra 5mg Tablet

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Citalopram(5.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-DEPRESSANT

Medical Description

Rexipra tablets are used commonly to treat depression and anxiety. It contains Citalopram as a chief ingredient. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. It works by increasing serotonin (a che...
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Uses of Rexipra 5 MG

  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Contraindications of Rexipra 5 MG

  • If you had a history of heart disease or have had a cardiac arrest in the past.
  • If you are allergic to the ingredients.
  • If you have liver disease, people with liver problems should consult a doctor before starting this medication.
  • If you take Monoamine oxidase inhibitors. It is a medication that is used to treat depression. Patients taking these drugs should avoid using Rexipra.
  • If you have a history of seizures.
  • If you have Glaucoma.

Side effects of Rexipra 5 MG

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Low sex drive
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Tiredness

Precautions and Warnings of Rexipra 5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Rexipra tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Pregnant females should avoid taking this medicine as it may be harmful for the proper development of their baby. Consult your doctor for more information.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Rexipra tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
No. It is strictly not advised for lactating mothers as it may affect their babies.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Rexipra tablets?
A:
No. It is generally not advised to drive while taking Rexipra tablets. Drowsiness is one of the common side effects of this medication; thus, it may cause a lack of concentration while driving. Therefore, any activity requiring physical activity should be avoided.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Rexipra tablets?
A:
Generally, doctors do not recommend it to consume alcohol or any other form of liquor. They may reduce effectiveness and may cause poor concentration due to drowsiness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You witness the side effects of these medications are getting worse
  • You overdose accidentally
  • You are having any pathology of liver, heart or kidney disease.
  • You develop any suicidal tendencies.
  • You want to discontinue the use of this medication.

Mode of Action of Rexipra 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Rexipra tablets containing citalopram. It helps uplift the patients’ mood and relieves them from the symptoms of anxiety and depression. It increases the level of a chemical called serotonin in our br...
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Directions for Use of Rexipra 5 MG

  • It can be taken with or without food as directed by the physician.
  • It should always be taken with a plain glass of water.
  • It should be taken at a fixed time as suggested by the physician.
  • It should always be swallowed whole.
  • Avoid chewing or breaking it before swallowing.
  • Always check the expiry date before taking medicine.

Interactions of Rexipra 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Taking more than one medicine leads a person to the risk of having adverse drug interactions. Some of the interactions of Rexipra tablets are as follows-
  • Furosemide- A person may experience symptoms like nausea, vomiting, weight gain, and altered frequency in urination.
  • Amikacin- Symptoms like fluid retention altered frequency in urination may be experienced.
  • Chloramphenicol- It may decrease the effect of Rexipra tablets.
  • Ethinyl estradiol- These pills used commonly as contraceptives may be reduced if used along with Rexipra tablets.

Interactions with food items

  • No such interactions for Rexipra tablets are known yet.

Storage and disposal of Rexipra 5 MG

You should store Rexipra tablets at room temperature away from direct sunlight. It should be stored in a place away from moisture as this may degrade the quality of medicine, which may reduce its effi...
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Dosage of Rexipra 5 MG

Overdose

In case of an accidental overdose, consult your doctor immediately for getting proper guidance. Its overdose may cause seizures.

Missed a Dose

In case of a missed dose, an individual can take it as soon as possible, but if it gets the time for the next dose, then it's better to avoid the missed dose and continue the cycle as it is by consumi...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I am a 40 year old female diagnosed with glaucoma. Is it safe for me to use Rexipra tablets?

A: Rexipra tablets have been known to increase intraocular pressure(pressure inside eyeballs). It may lead to severe damage. Regular monitoring of this pressure is necessary if you are taking Rexipra tablets. Consult your local physician for more information

Q: How long does Rexipra take to be effective, and how long does its effect last in our body if taken once?

A: It can take around 4-6 weeks for Rexipra tabs to show their complete response. Take this medication regularly and ensure that no dose is missed to achieve good treatment results.

Q: Is Rexipra safe to use in liver patients?

A: This medication is metabolised inside the liver and may cause side effects in patients with liver pathology. Contact your doctor for more information.
Product Details
Brand
REXIPRA
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
30/08/2023

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ContainsCitalopram(5.0 Mg)
UsesAnti-anxiety, Anti-depression
Side effectsNausea, Dizziness, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Low sex drive, Insomnia
Last Updated on: 02 Feb 2022 | 07:41 PM (IST)
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