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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Citalam 5.
Citalam 5 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developi... View More
Citalam 5 is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Citalam 5 may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Citalam 5 should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Citalam 5 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Citalam 5 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Citalam 5 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Citalam 5 is widely prescribed to treat depression and other mental health conditions like anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. I... View More
Uses of Citalam 5
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Side effects of Citalam 5
- Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm) in women
- Decreased libido
- Delayed ejaculation
- Increased sweating
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
How to use Citalam 5
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. Citalam 5 may be taken wit... View More
How Citalam 5 works
Citalam 5 is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the... View More
What if you forget to take Citalam 5?
If you miss a dose of Citalam 5, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your... View More
- Take it in the morning since it can keep you awake if taken late at night.
- Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
- It has a lower chance of causing sexual dysfunction than other similar medications.
- The addiction or dependence potential of Citalam 5 is very less.
- Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor first.
- Some people can develop dizziness or drowsiness after taking this medicine. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how th... View More
Major depressive disorder, Depression, Panic disorder, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Anxiety disorder
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Anxiety; Depression; Obsessive compulsive disorder Adult: 10 mg once daily, increased after at least a wk if needed. Max: 20 mg once daily. Pa... View More
Major Depressive Disorder <12 years: Safety and efficacy not established >12 years: 10 mg PO qDay; may increase dose after at least 3 weeks; not to ... View More
Concomitant use with or within 2 wk of MAOI withdrawal.
Mode of Action
Escitalopram selectively inhibits CNS neuronal re-uptake of serotonin (5-HT) and potentiates serotonergic activity. It has minimal effects on norepineph... View More
History of mania or seizure disorders; work requiring mental alertness; renal and hepatic impairment; pregnancy, lactation; withdraw gradually. Lact... View More
>10% Headache (24%),Nausea (18%),Ejaculation disorder (9-14%),Somnolence (4-13%),Insomnia (7-12%) 1-10% Xerostomia (4-9%),Constipation (3-6%),Fatig... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women; therefore, use during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies ... View More
Increased risk of bleeding when used with aspirin, NSAIDs or drugs that affect coagulation. Serum levels may be reduced by CYP2C19 inducers (e.g. carbam... View More
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