Citalopram hydrobromide

[sigh-TAL-oh-pram] Pregnancy Category: C


Classification: Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor

See also Selective Serotonin Reup-take Inhibitors.

Action/Kinetics: Inhibts the reup-take of serotonin in the central nervous system. Absolute bioavailabity:

80% and not affected by food. Metabolized in the liver and excreted by the kidneys to a small extent. Uses: Major depression. Non-FDA Approved Uses: Obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, schizophrenia, alcoholism, diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Contraindications: Should not be used within 14 days before or after use of an MAOI.

Side Effects: Oral: Dry mouth. GI: Nausea, diarrhea. CNS: Somnolence, mania, hypomania, seizures, tremor. GU: Delayed ejaculation. Miscellaneous: Increased sweating, hyponatre-mia, syndrome of inappropriate anit-diuretic hormone secretion. Drug Interactions: No drug interactions reported.

How Supplied: Tablets: 20 mg, 40 mg


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