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Abgenix tablet 20 mg 14's

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Abgenix tablet contains Citalopram | belongs to SSRIs

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How it works

It works by increasing the levels of a chemical substance called serotonin in the brain which helps in reducing the symptoms by maintaining the normal brain function.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Abgenix tablet 20 mg 14’s

  • Dry mouth severe
  • Agitation severe
  • Skin rash severe
  • Blurred vision severe
  • Diarrhea severe
  • Drowsiness severe
  • Increased sweating severe
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness severe
  • Tremors severe
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Body pain
  • Headache
  • Running Nose

Uses of Abgenix tablet 20 mg 14’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Depression

    Abgenix tablet 20 mg 14’s is used in the treatment of depression which is a serious mood disorder characterized by feeling sad, irritable and devoid of energy.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 6 hours. The antidepressant effect can be seen in 1 to 4 weeks.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. The risk of feeding difficulties, irritability, and respiratory problems is more in the third trimester. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is known to excreted in breastmilk. It is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Close monitoring of behavioral changes like drowsiness or fussiness and body weight is necessary.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    Not recommended in the patients allergic to Abgenix tablet 20 mg 14’s or other antidepressants.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. The risk of feeding difficulties, irritability, and respiratory problems is more in the third trimester. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    Breast-feeding

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Suicidal thoughts

    Use with caution in the patients with major depressive disorder due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts. Close monitoring of these symptoms is necessary. Inform the doctor if these symptoms worsen.

  • Abnormal bleeding

    Use with caution in the patients who are on NSAIDs, aspirin, warfarin due to the increase in the risk of bleeding. Inform the doctor if experience any unusual bleeding. Close monitoring of blood count and prothrombin time is necessary.

  • Weight loss

    This medicine is known to alter body weight. Close monitoring of body weight is necessary. Inform the doctor if you experience any symptoms of weight loss.

  • Discontinuation of treatment

    Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like nausea, headache, anxiety, dizziness, and irritability. Gradual dose reduction should be made under the doctor's supervision.

  • Impaired kidney function

    Use with caution in the patients with severe kidney injury due to increase in the risk of accumulation of Abgenix tablet 20 mg 14’s . Dose adjustments are to be made based on the CrCl.

  • Pediatric use

    This medicine is not recommended for the children less than 18 years.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor if any symptoms of the overdose like dizziness, loss of consciousness appear.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Clarithromycin severe
  • Ketoconazole severe
  • sulfonylureas moderate
  • Diuretics moderate
Disease interactions
  • severe

    Use with caution in adults and pediatrics with depression as it may worsen the symptoms of depression. Close monitoring of these symptoms like changes in the behavior and suicidal thoughts is necessary. Discontinue the medicine if symptoms persist.

  • moderate

    This medicine may increase the seizures. It should be used with caution in the patients with the history of epilepsy and not recommended in the patients with unstable epilepsy.

Lab interactions

General Instructions

Take Abgenix tablet 20 mg 14’s as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

How to use Abgenix tablet 20 mg 14’s

UNLICENSED USE
Children: Major depression: Tablets: 12-18 yr, initially 10 mg once daily increased if necessary to 20 mg once daily over 2-4 wk, max 40 mg once daily. Oral Drops: 12-18 yr, initially 8 mg once daily increased if necessary to 16 mg once daily over 2-4 wk, max 32 mg once daily.

what are the adverse effects of Abgenix tablet 20 mg 14’s

GI upset, sweating, tremor, somnolence, dry mouth, anorexia, agitation, decreased lipid, anxiety, confusion, sleep disorders, tinnitus, yawning, pruritus, myalgia, arthralgia, impotence, ejaculation disorders, abnormal orgasm (female), fatigue, dizziness, paraesthesia, dysgeusia, impaired concentration, amnesia, apathy, increases salivation, rhinitis.

What is the dose of Abgenix tablet 20 mg 14’s

Adults: Initially 20 mg daily as a single dose, increasing if necessary to max 60 mg daily according to response. Elderly: Initially 20 mg daily as a single dose, increasing if necessary to max 40 mg daily according to response. Children: Not recommended.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Abgenix tablet 20 mg 14’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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