Each tablet contains:
Citalopram Hydrobromide ............ Equivalent to 20 mg citalopram
Citalopram is a
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which plays an essential role in
treatment of depression and other
Citalopram is readily absorbed from
gastro-intestinal tract, and maximum plasma
concentrations are reached 2 to 4 hours
after oral administration, and its protein
binding is low.
Citalopram is metabolized by demethylation,
deamination and oxidation to inactive
metabolites. It is excreted in the urine and
Disorders: various degrees of depression,
unipolar or dipolar mania, major or minor
disorders :as anxiety, phobia, and obsessive
compulsive disorders (OCD)
behavior & conduct disorders.
disorders :anorexia nervosa, bulimia
to the drug.
use in patients taken monoamine oxidase
inhibitors ( MAOI's )
► Sever liver
cases of diabetes or epilepsy and history of
be taken when the drug is taken in
combination with somatriptan, warfarin,
carbamazepine, omeprazole, cimetedine,
metoprolol beta blocker ,erythromycin and
The drug should be used with patients with
impairement, diabetes, epilespy and suicidal
Use during pregnancy & lactation:
The drug is contraindicated during pregnancy
Dosage and administration:
20 to 60 mg daily (the dose should be
gradually increased from 20 mg according to
the response of each dose)
disturbances as nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia
► Anorexia and
weight loss can be occurs.
side effects as insomnia, fatigue or
dysfunction may occurs.
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Box of 7 or 14 tablets.