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Arpolax 2020mg

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Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic: Citalopram Hydrobromide
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descriptionSafety Advices
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Arpolax 20.
Arpolax 20 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the develop... View More
Arpolax 20 is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Bab... View More
Arpolax 20 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Arpolax 20 should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Arpolax 20 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. ... View More
Arpolax 20 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Arpolax 20 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview


Arpolax 20 is a type of antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group of medicines. It is prescribed to treat depr... View More

Uses of Arpolax 20

  • Depression
  • Panic disorder

Side effects of Arpolax 20

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Low sexual desire
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting

How to use Arpolax 20

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Arpolax 20 may be taken wi... View More

How Arpolax 20 works

Arpolax 20 is one of a group of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. It is thought to be work by enhancing the leve... View More

What if you forget to take Arpolax 20?

If you miss a dose of Arpolax 20, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to you... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • It can take up to 8 to 12 weeks to see the medicine full effects on your mood.
  • Take it with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • It causes less drowsiness as compared to other antidepressant medications.
  • Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Arpolax 20 affects you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience decreased sex drive or difficulty having an orgasm.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.
descriptionBrief Description


Depressive illness, Bipolar disorder, Panic disorder, Substance abuse disorders, Alcohol dependence, Anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive di... View More


May be taken with or without food.

Adult Dose

Oral Depression; Depressive phase of bipolar disorder Adult: Initially, 20 mg/day, increased to max 40 mg/day after at least 1 wk. Elderly: 10 mg/day... View More

Child Dose

Child: Contraindicated.

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: No dosage adjustment needed.


Hypersensitivity, concomitant admin with MAOIs or within 14 days of discontinuing MAOI treatment; children and adolescents <18 yr; treatment of depress... View More

Mode of Action

Citalopram is bicyclic phthalane derivative and a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor, w/ little or no effect on noradrenaline, dopamine and GABA re... View More


Caution should be taken in patients with epilepsy, concurrent electroconvulsive therapy, history of mania, cardiac disease, diabetes mellitus, angle-clo... View More

Side Effect

>10% Dry mouth (20%),Nausea (21%),Somnolence (18%),Insomnia (15%),Xerostomia (20%),Increased sweating (11%) 1-10% Tremor (8%),Diarrhea (8%),Ejacula... View More

Pregnancy Category Note

Pregnancy Pregnancy category: C Use late in the third trimester associated with complications in newborns and may require prolonged hospitalization, r... View More


May increase anticoagulant effect w/ drugs affecting haemostatis (e.g. warfarin). Increased risk of hypomania w/ sibutramine. Increased lowering seizure... View More

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