This medicine is used for the treatment of depression. It contains the active ingredient citalopram hydrobromide. Citalopram hydrobromide belongs to a group of.
Do not take Citalopram Sandoz at the same time as the following other medicines:
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If your doctor ls you to stop taking this medicine or the expiry date has passed, ask your pharmacist what to do with any medicine that is left over.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This leaflet was revised in February 2012.
Depression is longer lasting or more severe than the "low moods" everyone has from time to time due to the stress of everyday life.
Citalopram 40 mg film-coated tablets. (Citalopram). Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine. Keep this leaflet.
The usual dose is 20 mg per day. This may be increased by your doctor to a maximum of 40 mg per day. Panic disorder.
Patients with liver complaints should not receive more than 20 mg per day.
Frequency not known (cannot be estimated from the available data):
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Rare (affecting fewer than one person in 1,000 but more than one person in 10,000):
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Very common (affecting more than one person in 10):
If you take more Citalopram than you should.
Do not consume alcohol during treatment with Citalopram.
Scientists claim to have found out precisely why the commonly prescribed drug citalopram is effective in treating postpartum depression. Chronic stress during pregnancy is a predictor of postpartum depression. Citalopram is a commonly prescribed drug for postpartum depression.
A study reported on by Medical News Today found that the drug could also potentially be used to slow the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Postpartum depression is not the only condition that recent research has found citalopram could be used for.
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Celexa. Pharmacologic class: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Therapeutic class: Antidepressant. Pregnancy risk category C.
• Instruct patient to take drug with full glass of water with or without food at same time every day.
Sun exposure : photosensitivity.
Oral solution : 10 mg/5 ml.
MAO inhibitors : life-threatening reactions.
• Drug isn't approved for use in pediatric patients.
Drug-herbs. St. John's wort, S-adenosylmethionine (SAM-e) : increased risk of serotonergic reactions, including serotonin syndrome.
Carbamazepine : decreased citalopram blood level.
• If patient is receiving lithium concurrently, watch closely for potentiation of serotonergic effects.
Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) about APO-Citalopram (citalopram) intended for persons living in Australia.
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3. There have been reports that babies exposed to certain antidepressants during the third trimester of pregnancy may develop complications after birth. You are currently pregnant or you plan to become pregnant.
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4. You are currently breast-feeding or you plan to breast-feed. It is not recommended that you breast-feed while taking this medicine because citalopram passes into breast milk and may affect your baby.
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