CITALOPRAM (Oral) (Tablet)
Questions | Reviews
Dear Sir, unfortunetly, i have a anxiety and stress. i take xanax and nortriptiline 10 each morning and night for 3 weeks. now my doctor suggest that i take citalopram half a tablet in each day. i have question, in your opinion which tablet is better ...
by maryam in iran-tehran, 01/08/2006
What are the side effects of drinking alcohol and taking citalopram? how dangerous is this, can it be fatal?
by Clare in Manchester England, 09/08/2006
My husband has MND and has been prescribed citalopram for depression. I would like to know if he can carry on taking this drug indefinately. He is 63 years old and has been taking this drug since December 2006 it has really helped so I hope he ...
by Marlene Shirley in UK, 03/01/2007
Can Citalopram be prescribed at 30mg tab once a day or is it always increments of 20mg? ie. If I wanted to reduce the dose from 40mg to 30mg then eventually to 20mg, is that possible? or is there always a jump? wouldn't it be better to reduc...
by Rachel Jones in Warwickshire U.K, 11/24/2006
does every body suffer side effects while tsking citalopram tablets
by joyce goodwin in united kingdom, 01/09/2008
CITALOPRAM (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information
CITALOPRAM (Oral) (Tablet)
CITALOPRAM (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification
CITALOPRAM (By mouth)
CITALOPRAM (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname
CITALOPRAM (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment
Citalopram (sye-TAL-oh-pram) Treats depression. This medicine is an antidepressant called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
When To Not Use CITALOPRAM (Oral) (Tablet)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to citalopram. You should not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor (Nardil®, Marplan®, Parnate®, Eldepryl®) within the past 14 days.
How Should You Use CITALOPRAM (Oral) (Tablet)
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Your dose may need to be changed several times in order to find out what works best for you. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- You may need to take this medicine for several weeks before you feel better. Keep taking the medicine as your doctor ordered.
- You may take this medicine with or without food.
- Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
- Never share your medicine with anyone. If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
- Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Proper CITALOPRAM (Oral) (Tablet) Storage
Store CITALOPRAM (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep CITALOPRAM (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using CITALOPRAM (Oral) (Tablet)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using carbamazepine (Tegretol®), cimetidine (Tagamet®), lithium, omeprazole (Prilosec®), sumatriptan (Imitrex®), antibiotics or medicine to treat fungal infections (such as erythromycin, fluconazole, ketoconazole, Biaxin®, Diflucan®, Sporanox®), or medicine for depression (such as amitriptyline, imipramine, Norpramin®, Tofranil®).
- Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, or sedatives).
CITALOPRAM (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or pancreas problems.
- This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
CITALOPRAM (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
- Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Increased thirst, increase in how much or how often you urinate
- Lightheadedness or fainting, seizures
- Painful, prolonged erection of the penis
- Rapid weight gain, swelling of face, ankles, or hands
- Severe confusion, problems with memory or balance
- Severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increased sweating
- Unusual behavior or thoughts of hurting yourself If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Dry mouth, change in appetite, weight changes, mild nausea, vomiting
- Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet
- Problems with sex
- Trouble sleeping