What is citalopram?

The citalopram is utlizizato in the treatment of depression .

What is citalopram?

It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by affecting the levels of serotonin in the brain.

How is citalopram taken?

Citalopram is administered orally.

Side effects of citalopram

Possible side effects of citalopram are also:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • dry mouth
  • yawning
  • symptoms of a cold
  • increased sweating
  • weight changes
  • disorders in the sexual sphere

It is essential to notify the doctor immediately in the presence of:

  • rash
  • urticaria
  • itch
  • breathing problems
  • feeling of tightness in the chest
  • swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
  • mood swings
  • visual disturbances
  • head pain with chest pain and severe dizziness, fainting, rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • intense nervous reactions (e.g. muscle stiffness or tremors)
  • agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart beat, hyperactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination skills and fainting
  • lack of sodium

Contraindications and warnings

The citalopram should not be administered in combination with pimozide or methylene blue. It is also not indicated whether an MAO inhibitor was taken in the 14 days before.

Before administration it is essential to warn the doctor:

  • of possible allergies to the active substance, its excipients, any other medicines (specifically escitalopram), foods or other substances
  • of drugs, phytotherapics and supplements taken, specifically any antidepressant, NSAIDs, sleeping pills, narcotics, muscle relaxants, anxiolytics, anticonvulsants, anagrelide, cimetidine, droperidol, methadone, ondansetron, tramadol, hypericum, tryptophan, anticoagulants, antibiotics, antibiotics, which , antiarrhythmics, psychotropic drugs and migraine medicines
  • if you suffer (or have suffered) from bleeding disorders or coagulation disorders, liver or kidney disease, narrow-angle glaucoma, seizures, heart disease, heart failure, heart beat abnormalities, heart beat abnormality, long QT syndrome, slow heart beat, abnormalities in electrolyte levels or bipolar disorder
  • in the presence of a recent heart attack
  • in the presence of long QT syndrome in the family
  • in the presence of drug abuse (even in the past)
  • in the presence of suicidal instincts (even in the past)
  • in the event of pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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