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Citel 10 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Escitalopram
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 14, 2019

Citel 10 MG Tablet is an antidepressant which is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder. It helps in optimizing the serotonin levels in the body. This belongs to the class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

This medication can increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors especially amongst teenagers, children, and young adults if taken in excess amounts. Hence, this drug should only be taken under a doctor’s prescription.

This medication is normally prescribed to be taken once a day. The usual dose is 10-20 mg for adults as well as children. It is not suitable for everyone as it might cause harmful effects on people suffering from certain conditions. If you are suffering from irregular heartbeats or are allergic to certain ingredients present in the medicine, it is advisable to consult with the doctor first.

Also, this medication might have a harmful effect on a pregnant woman. Consult with the doctor if you have a history of liver disease or kidney disease.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Ocd)

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    This medicine is excreted mainly through urine and the effect lasts for a duration of approximately 4 to 8 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medication (the main constituent of Citel 10 MG Tablet) can be observed within 2 to 3 hours after the oral dose, 15 to 60 minutes after an Intramuscular dose and 2 to 3 minutes after Intravenous dose.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Sufficient data is not available for the use of this medicine in pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Small amounts of this medication is excreted in human breast milk.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Citel 10 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
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This medication is a selective inhibitor of serotonin (5-HT) re-uptake with high affinity for the primary binding site. It also binds to an allosteric site on the serotonin transporter, with a 1000 fold lower affinity.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Colitis

    Avoid if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking it. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

    Liver Disease

    Use with caution if you have any liver disease or a family history of liver disease. Regular liver function tests are to be performed. Inform the doctor if you have any liver disease or if you develop any undesired effect.

    Seizure Disorders

    Use with caution if you have any seizure disorder or a family history of seizures. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made if you have a kidney disease. Discontinue if seizures are due to it. Start with appropriate Anticonvulsant medicine if it is clinically indicated.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Ferricyanide test

    Inform the doctor if you are advised for this test when you are on it.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Cholera Vaccine

    Avoid cholera vaccine if the patient has received Citel 10 MG Tablet within 14 days before vaccination. Usage of other antibiotics and vaccines should be reported to the doctor.

    Ethinyl Estradiol

    The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not achieve if these medicines are used together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Amikacin

    You may experience nausea or vomiting, increased or decreased urination, sudden weight gain, and fluid retention if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to occur if you have a kidney disease. Regular kidney function tests are to be performed and appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Furosemide

    You may experience nausea or vomiting, increased or decreased urination, sudden weight gain, and fluid retention if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to occur in the elderly population with preexisting kidney disease. Regular kidney function tests are to be performed and appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Chloramphenicol

    The desired effect of it will not achieve if these medicines are used together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Ques: What is Citel 10 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication is an antidepressant which is used to treat depression and generalised anxiety disorder.

Ques: How long do I need to use Citel 10 MG Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Citel 10 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Citel 10 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Citel 10 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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