- Fluoxetine Hcl
What is Citalopram Hydrobromide used for?
Citalopram Hydrobromide is an antidepressant medicine used to treat depression and other related problems. It restores the balance of serotonin in the brain. This helps improve mental conditions including loss of interest in usual activities, repeated thoughts of suicide, constant fidgeting, and so on. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Citalopram Hydrobromide?
The dosage of Citalopram Hydrobromide prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Citalopram Hydrobromide. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended initial dose of Citalopram Hydrobromide is 20 mg once daily. It can be taken in the morning or evening, with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Citalopram Hydrobromide?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Citalopram Hydrobromide medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Citalopram Hydrobromide?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Citalopram Hydrobromide, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are rapid heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, coma, seizures, and dizziness.
What other drugs could interact with Citalopram Hydrobromide?
- St. John's wort
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Citalopram Hydrobromide.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Citalopram Hydrobromide, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Citalopram Hydrobromide can interact with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, certain antihistamines, anti-seizure drugs, muscle relaxants, and MAO inhibitors.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Citalopram Hydrobromide?
Like other medicines, Citalopram Hydrobromide can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Citalopram Hydrobromide are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Citalopram Hydrobromide cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Citalopram Hydrobromide develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Citalopram Hydrobromide can cause side effects such as drowsiness, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, upset stomach, headache, and sexual dysfunction. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are fast heartbeat, severe dizziness, unexplained fever, hallucinations, and seizures. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Citalopram Hydrobromide.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Citalopram Hydrobromide?
Is it possible for me to take Citalopram Hydrobromide with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Citalopram Hydrobromide?
What are the possible drug interactions of Citalopram Hydrobromide?
How will Citalopram Hydrobromide work in my body?
How should Citalopram Hydrobromide be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Citalopram Hydrobromide drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Citalopram Hydrobromide, inform your doctor if you have a family history of psychiatric disorders, liver disease, and bleeding problems. While taking this medicine, avoid drinking alcohol. Do not drive, handle machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness.