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CITALOPRAM- citalopram hydrobromide solution


  1. Patient Information
  2. Citalopram Oral Solution And Other Antidepressant Medicines May Cause Serious Side Effects, Including:
  3. Call Your Healthcare Provider Right Away If You Have Any Of The Following Symptoms, Or Call 911 If An Emergency. Citalopram Oral Solution May Be Associated With These Serious Side Effects:
  4. This Condition Can Be Life Threatening. The Symptoms May Include:
  5. 3. Serotonin Syndrome. This Condition Can Be Life-threatening And May Include:
  6. 4. Severe Allergic Reactions:
  7. 7. Manic Episodes:
  8. Citalopram Oral Solution Is A Prescription Medicine Used To Treat Depression. It Is Important To Talk With Your Healthcare Provider About The Risks Of Treating Depression And Also The Risks Of Not Treating It. You Should Discuss All Treatment Choices With Your Healthcare Provider. Citalopram Oral Solution Is Also Used To Treat:
  9. Do Not Take Citalopram Oral Solution If You:
  10. What Should I Avoid While Taking Citalopram Oral Solution?
  11. What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Citalopram Oral Solution? Citalopram Oral Solution May Cause Serious Side Effects, Including:
  12. What Are The Ingredients In Citalopram Oral Solution?

Patient Information 

Citalopram (sye tal' oh pram) Oral Solution, USP

Read the Medication Guide that comes with Citalopram Oral Solution before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider if there is something you do not understand or want to learn more about.

Citalopram Oral Solution And Other Antidepressant Medicines May Cause Serious Side Effects, Including: 

1. Suicidal thoughts or actions:

  • Citalopram Oral Solution and other antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actionsin some children, teenagers, or young adults within thefirst few months of treatment or when the dose is changed.
  • Depression or other serious mental illnesses are the most important causes of suicidal thoughts or actions.
  • Watch for these changes and call your healthcare provider right away if you notice:
    • New or sudden changes in mood, behavior, actions, thoughts, or feelings, especially if severe.
    • Pay particular attention to such changes when Citalopram Oral Solution is started or when the dose is changed.

Keep all follow-up visits with your healthcare provider and call between visits if you are worried about symptoms.

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, or call 911 if an emergency, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:

  • attempts to commit suicide
  • acting on dangerous impulses
  • acting aggressive or violent
  • thoughts about suicide or dying
  • new or worse depression
  • new or worse anxiety or panic attacks
  • feeling agitated, restless, angry or irritable
  • trouble sleeping
  • an increase in activity or talking more than what is normal for you
  • other unusual changes in behavior or mood

Call Your Healthcare Provider Right Away If You Have Any Of The Following Symptoms, Or Call 911 If An Emergency. Citalopram Oral Solution May Be Associated With These Serious Side Effects: 

2. Changes in the electrical activity of your heart (QT prolongation and Torsade de Pointes).

This Condition Can Be Life Threatening. The Symptoms May Include: 

  • chest pain
  • fast or slow heartbeat
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness or fainting

3. Serotonin Syndrome. This Condition Can Be Life-threatening And May Include: 

  • agitation, hallucinations, coma or other changes in mental status
  • coordination problems or muscle twitching (overactive reflexes)
  • racing heartbeat, high or low blood pressure
  • sweating or fever
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • muscle rigidity

4. Severe Allergic Reactions: 

  • trouble breathing
  • swelling of the face, tongue, eyes or mouth
  • rash, itchy welts (hives) or blisters, alone or with fever or joint pain

5. Abnormal bleeding:

Citalopram Oral Solution and other antidepressant medicines may increase your risk of bleeding or bruising, especially if you take the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs, like ibuprofen or naproxen), or aspirin.

6. Seizures or convulsions

7. Manic Episodes: 

  • greatly increased energy
  • severe trouble sleeping
  • racing thoughts
  • reckless behavior
  • unusually grand ideas
  • excessive happiness or irritability
  • talking more or faster than usual

8. Changes in appetite or weight.

Children and adolescents should have height and weight monitored during treatment.

9. Low salt (sodium) levels in the blood. Elderly people may be at greater risk for this. Symptoms may include:

  • headache
  • weakness or feeling unsteady
  • confusion, problems concentrating or thinking or memory problems

10. Visual problems.

  • eye pain
  • changes in vision
  • swelling or redness in or around the eye

Only some people are at risk for these problems. You may want to undergo an eye examination to

Citalopram Oral Solution Is A Prescription Medicine Used To Treat Depression. It Is Important To Talk With Your Healthcare Provider About The Risks Of Treating Depression And Also The Risks Of Not Treating It. You Should Discuss All Treatment Choices With Your Healthcare Provider. Citalopram Oral Solution Is Also Used To Treat: 

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Talk to your healthcare provider if you do not think that your condition is getting better with Citalopram Oral Solution treatment.

Do Not Take Citalopram Oral Solution If You: 

  • are allergic to citalopram hydrobromide or escitalopram oxalate or any of the ingredients in Citalopram Oral Solution.

    • Take Citalopram Oral Solution exactly as prescribed. Your healthcare provider may need to change the dose of Citalopram Oral Solution until it is the right dose for you.
    • Citalopram Oral Solution may be taken with or without food.
    • If you miss a dose of Citalopram Oral Solution, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of Citalopram Oral Solution at the same time.
    • If you take too much Citalopram Oral Solution, call your healthcare provider or poison control center right away, or get emergency treatment.

What Should I Avoid While Taking Citalopram Oral Solution? 

Citalopram Oral Solution can cause sleepiness or may affect your ability to make decisions, think clearly, or react quickly. You should not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how Citalopram Oral Solution affects you. Do not drink alcohol while using Citalopram Oral Solution.

What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Citalopram Oral Solution? Citalopram Oral Solution May Cause Serious Side Effects, Including: 

  • Store Citalopram Oral Solution at 25 C (77 F), between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

Keep Citalopram Oral Solution and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about Citalopram Oral Solution

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use Citalopram Oral Solution for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Citalopram Oral Solution to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Citalopram Oral Solution. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You may ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about Citalopram Oral Solution that is written for healthcare professionals.

For more information about Citalopram Oral Solution call 1-800-845-8210.

What Are The Ingredients In Citalopram Oral Solution? 

Active ingredient: citalopram hydrobromide

Inactive ingredients: sorbitol, purified water, propylene glycol, methylparaben, peppermint flavor, propylparaben.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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www.paipharma.com

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