Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Generic Celexa | Citadep | Uses | Dosage | Side Effects

Generic Celexa (Citalopram HBr) - Active Ingredient And Chemical structure

The active ingredient contained in Generic Celexa Tablets is Citalopram Hydrobromide . Citalopram Hydrobromide occurs as a fine, white to off-white powder. It is sparingly soluble in water and soluble in ethanol. Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) is available as tablets or as an oral solution. The structure is shown below

Structure Of Citalopram Hydrobromide

Generic Forms and Brand names of Celexa

The Generic form of Celexa is Citadep manufactured by Protec, India. Generic Celexa which has the active ingredient Citalopram HBr is also sold under various other trade names such as Citabax, Talam, Seropram, Citaxin, Recital, Celapram, Ciplapine, Cipram, Citopam, Citrol.

Generic Celexa (Citadep) - Preparations

Generic Celexa (Citadep) is available as tablets of 10 mg and 20 mg. Citadep 10 mg and 20 mg tablets are film-coated, oval tablets containing citalopram HBr in strengths equivalent to 10 mg or 20 mg citalopram base respectively.

Generic Celexa (Citadep)- Storage Requirements

Citadep Tablets are to be stored at room temperature (15°C to 30°C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light.

Generic Celexa (Citadep) - Uses

Generic Celexa in the form of Citadep tablets is used for the treatment of depression.

Generic Celexa (Citadep) - Dosage

Generic Celexa (citalopram HBr or Citadep) should be administered at an initial dose of 20 mg once daily, generally with an increase to a dose of 40 mg/day. Dose increases should usually occur in increments of 20
mg at intervals of no less than one week.

Side Effects Of Generic Celexa (Citadep)

Celexa is contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to citalopram or any of the inactive ingredients in Celexa. The most common side effects of Generic Celexa (Citadep) are anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia (psychomotor restlessness), hypomania, and mania, have been reported in adult and pediatric patients being treated for major depressive disorder as well as for other indications.

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