Citalopram is an energizer having a place with a gathering of medications called particular serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Citalopram is utilized to treat misery.
Citalopram may likewise be utilized for purposes not recorded in this prescription guide.
You ought not utilize citalopram in the event that you additionally take pimozide, or in the event that you are being treated with methylene blue infusion.
Try not to utilize citalopram in the event that you have utilized a MAO inhibitor in the previous 14 days, for example, isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue infusion, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.
Some youngsters have considerations about suicide when first taking an upper. Remain caution to changes in your state of mind or side effects. Report any new or declining side effects to your primary care physician.
Report any new or compounding indications to your primary care physician, for example, mind-set or conduct changes, uneasiness, alarm assaults, inconvenience dozing, or in the event that you feel incautious, peevish, upset, threatening, forceful, fretful, hyperactive (rationally or physically), progressively discouraged, or have musings about suicide or harming yourself.
Try not to offer citalopram to anybody more youthful than 18 years of age without the guidance of a specialist. This prescription isn’t endorsed for use in kids.
Prior to taking this drug
You ought not utilize this prescription on the off chance that you are susceptible to citalopram or escitalopram (Lexapro), or in the event that you additionally take pimozide.
Try not to utilize citalopram on the off chance that you have utilized a MAO inhibitor in the previous 14 days. A risky medication communication could happen. MAO inhibitors incorporate isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue infusion, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.
To ensure citalopram is ok for you, tell your primary care physician in the event that you have:
a draining or blood thickening issue;
liver or kidney malady;
slender point glaucoma;
seizures or epilepsy;
coronary illness, cardiovascular breakdown, a heart beat issue, slow pulses, or ongoing history of respiratory failure;
individual or family ancestry of Long QT disorder;
an electrolyte awkwardness, (for example, low degrees of potassium or magnesium in your blood);
bipolar issue (hyper wretchedness); or
a background marked by sedate maltreatment or self-destructive musings.
Some youngsters have musings about suicide when first taking a stimulant. Your primary care physician should check your advancement at customary visits. Your family or different parental figures ought to likewise be aware of changes in your temperament or side effects.
Taking a SSRI stimulant during pregnancy may cause genuine lung issues or different complexities in the child. Be that as it may, you may have a backslide of wretchedness in the event that you quit taking your stimulant. Tell your primary care physician immediately on the off chance that you become pregnant. Try not to begin or quit taking this medication during pregnancy without your primary care physician’s recommendation.
Citalopram can go into bosom milk and may hurt a nursing child. You ought to talk about the dangers and advantages of utilizing citalopram in the event that you are bosom bolstering.
Try not to give this medication to anybody under 18 years of age without restorative exhortation. Citalopram isn’t affirmed for use in youngsters.
In what manner would it be a good idea for me to take citalopram?
Take citalopram precisely as recommended by your primary care physician. Pursue all bearings on your solution name. Your primary care physician may at times change your portion. Try not to utilize this drug in bigger or littler sums or for longer than prescribed.
Measure fluid prescription with the dosing syringe gave, or with a unique portion estimating spoon or medication cup. On the off chance that you don’t have a portion estimating gadget, approach your drug specialist for one.
It might take as long as about a month prior to your indications improve. Continue utilizing the prescription as coordinated and tell your primary care physician if your indications don’t improve.
Try not to quit utilizing citalopram all of a sudden, or you could have undesirable withdrawal side effects. Ask your PCP how to securely quit utilizing this medication.
Store at room temperature away from dampness and warmth.
Citalopram dose data (in more detail)
What occurs on the off chance that I miss a portion?
Accept the missed portion when you recall. Avoid the missed portion in the event that it is nearly time for your next booked portion. Try not to take additional medication to make up the missed portion.
What occurs in the event that I overdose?
Look for crisis therapeutic consideration or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What would it be a good idea for me to maintain a strategic distance from while taking citalopram?
Ask your primary care physician before taking a nonsteroidal mitigating drug (NSAID) for torment, joint pain, fever, or growing. This incorporates headache medicine, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others. Utilizing a NSAID with citalopram may make you wound or drain effectively.
Drinking liquor can expand certain reactions of citalopram.
Citalopram may impede your reasoning or responses. Be cautious in the event that you drive or do whatever expects you to be alert.
Get crisis medicinal assistance in the event that you have indications of an unfavorably susceptible response to citalopram: skin rash or hives; trouble breathing; expanding of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Report any new or exacerbating side effects to your PCP, for example, state of mind or conduct changes, uneasiness, alarm assaults, inconvenience dozing, or in the event that you feel incautious, bad tempered, disturbed, antagonistic, forceful, anxious, hyperactive (rationally or physically), progressively discouraged, or have musings about suicide or harming yourself.
Call your PCP without a moment’s delay on the off chance that you have:
an unsteady inclination, similar to you may drop;
obscured vision, exclusive focus, eye torment or growing, or seeing radiances around lights;
migraine with chest torment and serious wooziness, swooning, quick or beating pulses;
serious sensory system response – exceptionally hardened (inflexible) muscles, high fever, perspiring, disarray, quick or lopsided pulses, tremors, feeling like you may drop;
elevated levels of serotonin in the body- – unsettling, fantasies, fever, quick pulse, overactive reflexes, queasiness, regurgitating, looseness of the bowels, loss of coordination, blacking out; or
low degrees of sodium in the body- – migraine, disarray, slurred discourse, extreme shortcoming, regurgitating, feeling insecure.
Basic citalopram symptoms may include:
issues with memory or fixation;
dry mouth, expanded perspiring;
deadness or shivering;
expanded craving, sickness, loose bowels, gas;
quick pulses, feeling precarious;
rest issues (sleep deprivation), feeling tired;
cold indications, for example, stuffy nose, sniffling, sore throat;
changes in weight; or
trouble having a climax.
This is certainly not a total rundown of reactions and others may happen. Call your primary care physician for restorative guidance about symptoms. You may report symptoms to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Citalopram symptoms (in more detail)
What different medications will influence citalopram?
Taking citalopram with different medications that make you languid or moderate your breathing can cause perilous reactions or demise. Ask your primary care physician before taking a dozing pill, opiate torment drug, medicine hack prescription, a muscle relaxer, or medication for tension, discouragement, or seizures.
Numerous medications can cooperate with citalopram. Not every single imaginable association are recorded here. Inform your primary care physician regarding all your present prescriptions and any you start or quit utilizing, particularly:
St. John’s wort;
tryptophan (once in a while called L-tryptophan);
a blood more slender (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven);
some other energizer;
medication to treat a mental issue; or
“triptan” headache cerebral pain prescription.
This rundown isn’t finished and numerous different medications can communicate with citalopram. This incorporates solution and over-the-counter drugs, nutrients, and home grown items. Give a rundown of every one of your meds to any medicinal services supplier who treats you.