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, This drug requires a valid prescription from PMDC registered health practitioner.
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Citofast tablet contains Escitalopram | belongs to SSRIs

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s

  • Confusion severe
  • Convulsions severe
  • Decreased urine output severe
  • Fast heartbeat severe
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Excessive air or gas in stomach
  • Decreased appetite
  • Joint pain

Uses of Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Generalized anxiety disorder

    Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s is used in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder which is an illness characterized by excessive worry or tension that disturbs daily life.

  • Depression

    Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s is used in the treatment of depression which is an illness characterized by sadness, loss of interest, irritability, and sleeplessness.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 5 hours after multiple dosing.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 4 to 5 days.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Consumption of alcohol with Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects of this medicine like dizziness, drowsiness.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine should be taken by pregnant women only if clearly needed.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is known to excreted in human breast milk. It should be taken only if clearly needed. Monitoring of undesired effects like drowsiness is necessary.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known allergy to Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s or other medicines of the same class (SSRI).

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

    Do not take are taking MAOIs like selegiline, moclobemide with Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s or within 14 days of stopping Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s. Also, do not take Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s within 14 days of stopping MAOIs.

  • Pimozide

    Do not take these medicines together due to the increased risk of QT prolongation.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine should be taken by pregnant women only if clearly needed.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is known to excreted in human breast milk. It should be taken only if clearly needed. Monitoring of undesired effects like drowsiness is necessary.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pediatric population

    Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s is not recommended for children under the age of 12 years.

  • Diabetes

    Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s will alter the blood glucose levels. Use with caution if you are diabetic..

  • Bleeding abnormality

    Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s may increase the risk of bleeding. Use with caution if you suffering from bleeding disorders or concomitant use of aspirin, NSAIDS and other anticoagulants.

  • Angle-closure glaucoma

    Use with caution if you are suffering from angle-closure glaucoma or have a history of glaucoma.

  • Suicidal tendency

    Studies show that these medicines may increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults (age between 18 to 24) with major depressive disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders.

  • Impaired kidney and liver function

    Use with caution in severe kidney disease and liver disease.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    If you miss a dose of Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s, 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 in case of an overdose.

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. Close monitoring of these symptoms or any changes in the behavior is necessary. Discontinue the medicine if symptoms persist.

  • moderate

    Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s is not recommended in patients with unstable epilepsy or in patients who develops seizures for the first time.

General Instructions

Take Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s with or without food. 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

  • Food timings: Information not available
  • Administration time: Information not available
  • Sleep inducing: Information not available

How it works

It works by increasing the amount of a chemical substance in the brain which helps in maintaining the mental balance.

References

what are the adverse effects of Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s

Nausea, sweating, somnolence, dizziness, insomnia, GI upset, reduced appetite, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, pyrexia, sinusitis, yawning.

What is the dose of Citofast tablet 10 mg 14’s

Adults: Depression: Usually 10 mg once daily, increasing if necessary to max 20 mg once daily. Continue treatment for minimum 6 mth.
Panic disorder: Initially 5 mg once daily for 1st wk then 10 mg once daily; max 20 mg once daily. Elderly: Reduce initial and max dose. 10 mg once daily.
Children: Not recommended.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Citofast tablet 10 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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