Citalopram 20mg Tablets
Size: 28 Tablets
What is Citalopram used for? Citalopram tablets are used to treat the symptoms of depression and, when you are feeling better, to help prevent these symptoms recurring. Citalopram tablets are also beneficial in relieving symptoms in patients prone to panic attacks. Treatment for depression is usually continued for at least six months and for panic disorder for at least three months. It may take a while before you start to feel better. It is important to take Citalopram every day and not to stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. If you do, your symptoms may come back.
The tablets should be taken regularly according to your doctor?s instructions. The dispensing label on the pack will tell you how many to take and when to take them.
Adults:Depression: The usual dose is 20mg per day. This may be increased by your doctor to a maximum of 40mg per day. Panic disorder: The starting dose is 10mg per day for the first week before increasing the dose to 20-30mg per day. The dose may be increased by your doctor to a maximum of 40mg per day.
Elderly patients:The starting dose should be decreased to half of the recommended dose, e.g. 10-20mg per day. Elderly patients should not usually receive more than 20mg per day.
Patients with liver problems: patients with liver problems should not receive more than 20mg per day.
Citalopram can be taken any time of the day with or without food. The tablets should be swallowed whole without chewing and with plenty of fluid. This medicine is not recommended for use in children or adolescents (under the age of 18). This medicine can be taken by elderly patients. Patients with kidney or liver problems may be given a lower dose of Citalopram, between 20 and 40mg per day. It may take several weeks before you feel any benefit from these tablets. This is normal for this type of medicine. The duration of treatment is individual, usually at least 6 months. Continue to take your tablets for as long as your doctor recommends. Do not stop taking them even if you begin to feel better, unless you are told to do so by your doctor. Never change the dose of your medicine without talking to your doctor first. The underlying illness may persist for a long time and if you stop your treatment too soon your symptoms may return.
Each tablet contains 20mg of the active ingredient Citalopram as Citalopram Hydrobromide.
Other ingredients are Maize Starch, Lactose Monohydrate, Copovidone, Magnesium Stearate, Glycerol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Polyethylene Stearate, and Titanium Dioxide (E-171).
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Read the enclosed leaflet before taking. Talk to your doctor before taking if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, if you have or have had liver disease, kidney disease, low blood levels of sodium, heart problems, a low resting heart rate, mania or panic disorder, salt depletion, a fast or irregular heartbeat, diabetes, epilepsy, history of seizures or fits, bleeding disorders or problems with your eyes, pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breast feeding or taking any medicines.
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