Citicoline - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Citicoline
Latest prescription information about Citicoline. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Psychostimulants
International :Ceraxon, Cognizin, Neuraxon, Somazina Etc
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a psychostimulant/nootropic, prescribed for Parkinson's disease, cerebrovascular disorders and head injury.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Pregnancy Category :
Category D :There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The recommended dose is 200-600 mg/day in divided doses.
IV/IM – The recommended dose is up to 1 g/day.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.
Warnings and Precautions :Caution should be exercised in patients with history of mental illness, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Side Effects :Sleeplessness, headache, diarrhea, low or high blood pressure, nausea, blurred vision, chest pain, and others.
Other Precautions :Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :Store it at room temperature.