What is Citapad 20?
Citapad 20, containing the active ingredient Citalopram, is an antidepressant belonging to a group of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.
The common side effects of Citapad 20 include nausea, dry mouth, loss of appetite, tiredness, drowsiness, sweating, blurred vision, and yawning. Although most of these effects are mild, some individuals may experience more serious side effects, such as confusion, fast or irregular heartbeat, fainting, hallucinations, and seizures.
Citapad 20 should not be used in conjunction with MAO inhibitors or within 14 days of stopping MAO inhibitors. It should also be used cautiously in patients with a history of mania or severe kidney and liver disease.
Innan du tar detta läkemedel
Individuals should inform their healthcare provider about any history of depression, bipolar disorder, liver or kidney disease, seizures, low levels of sodium in the blood, bleeding problems, or a history of drug abuse or suicidal thoughts.
Hur ska jag ta detta läkemedel?
Citapad 20 should be taken exactly as prescribed by the healthcare provider. The dosage may vary based on the individual’s condition and response to treatment.
The standard initial dose is usually 20 mg per day, which may be gradually increased. It’s important not to take more or less than prescribed or for longer than recommended.
Vad händer om jag missar en dos?
In case of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it’s near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Vad händer om jag överdoserar?
An overdose of Citapad 20 can be dangerous. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tremors, rapid heartbeat, seizures, and coma. Seek immediate medical attention in case of an overdose.
Vad bör jag undvika när jag tar det?
Avoid alcohol and certain medications that may interact with Citapad 20. Also, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
Citapad 20 can interact with other medications, including other antidepressants, antipsychotics, pain medications, seizure medications, and blood thinners. It’s essential to discuss all your current medications with your healthcare provider.