Tag Archives: Hydrobromide

Uses of Citalopram for OCD

Use in Children and Adolescents There have been some reports of efficacy of citalopram in children. Maud and Stein (1996) described one case of a prepubertal girl with obsessive-compulsive disorder who responded to 40 mg citalopram within 10 weeks and remained well for an additional 3 months thereafter. More significant is an open-label trial of… Read More »

Side Effects of Citalopram

Like the other SSRIs, citalopram is very well tolerated in general. It has a side effect profile markedly different from the older TCAs in that it is generally lacking significant anticholinergic effects. The most commonly reported adverse events (in comparison with placebo) include nausea (8% versus placebo), dry mouth (7.4%), somnolence (7.6%), increased sweating (3.9%),… Read More »

Doses of Citalopram for OCD

Most patients easily tolerate an initial dose of 20 mg, administered once daily. This dose can be taken in the morning or at night depending on the individual’s side effect profile, because some patients may develop insomnia or other sleep disturbance in contrast to the more commonly reported somnolence. It is not necessary to take… Read More »

Citalopram: History of Use in OCD

Citalopram has been subjected to extensive investigation in depression over the past decade. It has been repeatedly shown to be significantly better than placebo (). Citalopram has also been compared extensively with numerous other antidepressants, including the tricyclic compounds imipramine and clomipramine and the SSRIs fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, and sertraline, and has been found to have… Read More »

Mood disorders: Intervention

As has been indicated, assessment of a primary mood disorder, especially depression, is difficult and involves exploration of many factors, since the mood disorder may be masked by physical problems and other mental disorders. Social workers are trained to look at all of the factors that are impinging on the individual, but they must be… Read More »

Citalopram 10mg, 20mg, 40mg Tablets

Generic Name: Citalopram Hydrobromide Citalopram 10mg Tablets Citalopram 20mg Tablets Citalopram 40mg Tablets 1. What are Citalopram tablets and what are they used for Citalopram is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and belongs to a group of medicines called antidepressants.These medicines help to correct certain chemical imbalances in the brain that are causing the… Read More »

In The Spotlight

Maintaining skills and techniques • In many cases, the first mainstay to remaining well is compliance with prescribed medication, together with awareness and acceptance of the condition. • Three other key strategies for remaining well are recognising and attending to early warning signs of a possible episode, developing wellbeing plans to maintain psychological wellness, and… Read More »

Peace prevails

The enquiry, ‘Have you taken your medication?’ can really get up your nostrils, particularly when it’s asked every day. It’s a question that can only be met with hostility because it is so patronising. It presupposes that you cannot be trusted, that you need constant surveillance, because it’s never uttered without the accompanying eyebrow-raised, head-tilted… Read More »