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What does Citicoline treat?
Citicoline is a dietary supplement that helps in promoting brain function besides improving cognition and focus. It increases the levels of the brain chemical phosphatidylcholine. This is prescribed to treat Alzheimer's disease, various types of dementia, head trauma, cerebrovascular disease such as attention deficit-hyperactive disorder (ADHD) stroke, age-related memory loss, Parkinson's disease and glaucoma. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Citicoline dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label.
Missed a dose?
Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
There are no known interactions for Citicoline.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Citicoline might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Citicoline may have side effects such as low blood pressure, headache, insomnia, diarrhea and nausea. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Citicoline
- Can I take Citicoline along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Citicoline?
- What is the dosage of Citicoline to be consumed?
- How should I use Citicoline?
- How will Citicoline work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Citicoline be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Citicoline is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.