The antidepressant medication Citalopram is often used to treat depression. This is a prescription medicine. You can only use it after consulting with your doctor and making sure that this medicine is safe for you.
The drug may interact negatively with some other medicines, so you should tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, dietary supplements and other substances that you are currently taking. This is important because the interaction of Citalopram in New Zealand with a number of drugs can cause sudden health problems.
You should not use this medicine if you have an allergic reaction to any of its ingredients or if you are currently have to take Pimozide. You should not take Citalopram if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The active substance of the drug can be dangerous for the child.
It is necessary to inform your healthcare provider in advance, before you are prescribed Citalopram, if you have ever experienced a heart attack, stroke, sexual problems, epilepsy, bipolar disorder, hypertension, etc.
The first dose of the drug may be accompanied by the appearance of suicidal thoughts.
Application and Dosage
The patient must apply this medicine strictly following all the doctor's instructions and the instructions for use that come with the medication. If your doctor decides that it is necessary, he or she may change the daily dosage of the medication.
Never try to adjust the dose yourself, even if you think that the medicine is not working. It may take up to 4 weeks before you notice the effect of the treatment. It is forbidden to stop taking the drug on your own without consulting the doctor, as this can be dangerous for your health.
The liquid form of the medication Citalopram is taken using a special measuring device that comes with the medicine. Do not use a kitchen spoon to take the medicine, as you may interfere with the correct dosage.
If during the therapy you begin to experience any symptoms that disturb you, such as problems in the sexual sphere, you should inform your doctor as soon as possible.
The dosage of the drug can vary from 20 mg to 40 mg per day. The correct dosage is determined by the doctor and may change during the treatment. Severe types of depression may require long-term treatment of several months.
It is recommended to avoid driving a car or doing some other activities associated with your attention concentration during the treatment with Citalopram. Do not drink alcohol while using this drug, as this may cause unwanted side effects.
Common side effects that may occur after taking Citalopram include: insomnia, diarrhea, constipation, feeling agitated, extreme thirst, weakness, nosebleeds, restlessness, and cold symptoms.
If you experience any allergic reactions (rash, redness of the skin, swelling, breathing problems), then you should immediately seek medical help.
The use of Citalopram in New Zealand may cause serious heart problems, especially if you are taking other medicines at the same time, such as any medicine for treating asthma, hypertension, depression, malaria, HIV, cancer, and some others.
Throughout the treatment, you should visit your doctor in a timely manner and inform him or her of any changes in your health condition.
Please note that this medication information is not complete. Only your doctor can give you complete information about the drug, its side effects, interactions and contraindications, as the information in the Internet is usually for informational purposes only and provides some common data.