Celica 20 MG Tablet

Manufactured byRanbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsCitalopram
Description

Celica 20 MG Tablet is an antidepressant which is used to control the symptoms of depression. Take this medicine at the same time regularly. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly without informing your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Celica 20 MG Tablet

  • Dry mouth
  • Agitation
  • Skin rash
  • Blurred vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Increased sweating
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Tremors
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Body pain
  • Headache
  • Running Nose

Uses of Celica 20 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Depression
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 6 hours. The antidepressant effect can be seen in 1 to 4 weeks.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. The risk of feeding difficulties, irritability, and respiratory problems is more in the third trimester. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is known to excreted in breastmilk. It is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Close monitoring of behavioral changes like drowsiness or fussiness and body weight is necessary.

Allergy

Not recommended in the patients allergic to Celica 20 MG Tablet or other antidepressants.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. The risk of feeding difficulties, irritability, and respiratory problems is more in the third trimester. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is known to excreted in breastmilk. It is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Close monitoring of behavioral changes like drowsiness or fussiness and body weight is necessary.
General warnings

Suicidal thoughts

Use with caution in the patients with major depressive disorder due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts. Close monitoring of these symptoms is necessary. Inform the doctor if these symptoms worsen.

Abnormal bleeding

Use with caution in the patients who are on NSAIDs, aspirin, warfarin due to the increase in the risk of bleeding. Inform the doctor if experience any unusual bleeding. Close monitoring of blood count and prothrombin time is necessary.

Weight loss

This medicine is known to alter body weight. Close monitoring of body weight is necessary. Inform the doctor if you experience any symptoms of weight loss.

Discontinuation of treatment

Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like nausea, headache, anxiety, dizziness, and irritability. Gradual dose reduction should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Impaired kidney function

Use with caution in the patients with severe kidney injury due to increase in the risk of accumulation of Celica 20 MG Tablet. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the CrCl.

Pediatric use

This medicine is not recommended for the children less than 18 years.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor if any symptoms of the overdose like dizziness, loss of consciousness appear.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Consumption of alcohol with central nervous system active agents may increase the risk of side effects due to the additive effect.

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
Interaction with Medicine

Clarithromycin

Ketoconazole

sulfonylureas

Diuretics

Disease interactions

Depression

Use with caution in adults and pediatrics with depression as it may worsen the symptoms of depression. Close monitoring of these symptoms like changes in the behavior and suicidal thoughts is necessary. Discontinue the medicine if symptoms persist.

Seizures

This medicine may increase the seizures. It should be used with caution in the patients with the history of epilepsy and not recommended in the patients with unstable epilepsy.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Celica 20 MG Tablet as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by increasing the levels of a chemical substance called serotonin in the brain which helps in reducing the symptoms by maintaining the normal brain function.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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