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Citalopram tablets f/c 40mg 28

Citalopram tablets f/c 40mg 28

£1.48

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Manufacturer: Bristol Labs

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Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Ingredients

  • CITALOPRAM 40mg

How do I take/use this medicine?

Take Citalopram exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may need to take Citalopram for some weeks before the full benefits can be felt. Do not be discouraged if you do not feel better soon after taking the medicine. Citalopram must be taken regularly for it to work well.

Do not stop taking Citalopram unless instructed by your doctor. You may feel unwell if Citalopram is stopped suddenly. When your doctor decides that you no longer need Citalopram, he will usually reduce your dose gradually before stopping it. Follow the doctor's instructions carefully.

You may take Citalopram with or without food.

What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Citalopram.

Alert your doctor if you suffer from any of these conditions:

- mood disorders including bipolar disorder (mania and hypomania)
- diabetes
- epilepsy (fits)
- liver or kidney disease
- heart disease, recent heart attack or an abnormal heart rhythm
- a history of bleeding disorders

Alert your doctor if you are undergoing electro-convulsive therapy (ECT).

Citalopram is not meant for children and teenagers younger than 18 years old.

Antidepressants such as Citalopram increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviour in children, teenagers and young adults. As depression and some psychiatric disorders are themselves associated with an increased risk of suicide, it is important for you or your family members to monitor your condition especially at the start of treatment and if your dosage is still being adjusted. If you experience new or sudden changes in mood, behaviour, thoughts or feelings or a worsening of your depression with suicidal thoughts or attempts, harm to self or harm to others, contact your doctor immediately.

When should I not use this medicine?

Do not take Citalopram if you are taking or have taken other mood medicines known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) in the last 14 days. Some examples of MAOIs include isocarboxazid, phenelzine, moclobemide, selegiline and tranylcypromine. Alert your doctor immediately if you are taking or have taken any of these medicines or other MAOIs.

Alert your doctor if you are taking an antipsychotic medicine known as pimozide.

Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?

Avoid alcohol. Alcohol, even in small amounts, can worsen the drowsiness caused by Citalopram. It can also affect your reaction time and make it unsafe for you to drive or take part in activities in which you need to be alert.

Why do I need this medicine?

Citalopram is used to treat depression.

It can also be used to treat anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Citalopram belongs to a group of antidepressants known as Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs).

What side effects could I experience?

Citalopram may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision. If you are affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert or be able to see clearly. Dizziness may be worse especially when you have been standing for some time. Avoid standing still at one spot for too long, always move your legs around.

Other common side effects of Citalopram include nausea, dry mouth, indigestion, stomach discomfort, stomach wind, shaky or trembling arms and legs, diarrhoea, constipation, appetite changes, headache, difficulty sleeping, unusual dreams or nightmares, tiredness, weakness, sweating, palpitations, problems passing urine or passing urine more often, problems concentrating, agitation and nervousness.

Alert your doctor if any of these side effects are severe or refuse to go away.

Other side effects are less common but may need medical help. Alert your doctor if you develop any of these symptoms:
- hallucinations
- unusual restlessness and the inability to rest or sit still
- agitation or extreme, unexplained excitement (non-stop talking, moving or gesticulating)
- very fast, irregular or pounding heartbeat
- difficulty breathing
- severe muscle spasm or stiffness

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Can I take/use this with other medicines?

Do not take Citalopram if you are taking or have taken other mood medicines known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) in the last 14 days. Some examples of MAOIs include isocarboxazid, phenelzine, moclobemide, selegiline and tranylcypromine. Alert your doctor immediately if you are taking or have taken any of these medicines or other MAOIs.

Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:

- mood medicines and other antidepressants such as desipramine or clomipramine
- blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin, clopidogrel, dipyridamole or ticlopidine
- painkillers of the NSAID type such as ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen, aspirin
- other painkillers such as tramadol
- medicines to treat mental illness such as chlorpromazine, haloperidol, thioridazine, lithium
- isoniazid (tuberculosis or TB medicine)
- antifungal medicines such as fluconazole
- diet pills such as sibutramine
- carbamazepine (epilepsy medicine)
- migraine medicines such as sumatriptan, zolmitriptan or eletripan
- stomach medicines such as metoclopramide, cimetidine, omeprazole, esomeprazole, lansoprazole
- St John's wort or tryptophan (herbal remedies)

Always inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

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