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Drug information on Celepra (Citalopram) from Micro Labs Ltd. (Synapse)

Celepra

  Tablet   
Micro Labs Ltd. (Synapse)
Generic : Citalopram
 25.00
10mg
10 Tablet
Celepra is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), prescribed for depression. It works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.  

Medical Condition(s) for which Celepra may be prescribed

Adolescent Depression
Depression
Munchausen Syndrome
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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Vulvodynia

Side effects of Celepra

  Central Nervous System: Headache, tremor, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, abnormal accommodation, drowsiness, sleeplessness, agitation, nervousness, anxiety, confusion, suicidal tendency and Serotonin Syndrome.

  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, increased appetite, in some people loss of appetite, vomiting, abdominal pain, stomach upset, , flatulence, increased salivation.

  Skin: Increased sweating, rash, itching.

  Genitourinary: Decreased sexual activities, impotence, ejaculation failure.

  Heart:

Palpitation, postural hypotension.

  Miscellaneous: Abnormal vision, yawning, weight loss, stuffy nose, low sodium level in the blood.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

The recommended dose is 10mg/day, orally. The maximum dosage is 20mg/day. For elderly people 5mg/day. Dosage adjustment needed for people with liver problem.

How to use Celepra?

It comes as a tablet and a solution (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food./

When is Celepra not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity, concomitant administration with MAOIs(Monoamine Oxidase inhibitors) or within 14 days of discontinuing MAOI treatment; concomitant use with Pimozide, children and adolescents less than 18 years.

Warnings and Precautions for Celepra

It may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.

• It may develop suicidal thoughts in children, teenagers, and young adults. Watch all patients who take this medication closely.

• Citalopram and a medicine called Escitalopram have the same active ingredient. Do not take Citalopram if you are also taking Escitalopram.

• Inform your doctor if you have recently had a heart attack and if you have or have ever had seizures or liver, kidney, or heart disease.

• Citalopram may cause a syndrome called serotonin syndrome if administered with drugs belonging to the class Monoamine oxidase inhibitors or other drugs that alter serotonin levels. Symptoms include increase in muscle tone, abnormal movements finally leading to seizures and coma.

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of QT prolongation, who are taking other medication, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Other Precautions for Celepra

Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medication. Avoid abrupt withdrawal.

Storage Conditions of Celepra

Oral: Store at 25°C. Store it in airtight container and keep away from children.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA

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