Talopram . (Tablets)


Each tablet contains: Citalopram HCL 40 mg

Talopram (Citalopram) is an oral selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) with a chemical structure
unrelated to that of other SSRIs or of tricyclic, tetracyclic, or other antidepressants. Citalopram is a highly
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) with minimal effects on norepinephrine and dopamine
neuronal reuptake. Citalopram has no or very low affinity for 5-HT 1A , 5-HT 2A, dopamine D 1 and D
2, alpha 1, alpha 2, and beta-adrenergic, histamine HI, gamma amino butyric acid (GABA), muscarinic
cholinergic, and benzodiazepine receptors

Talopram (Citalopram) is indicated for the treatment of Major depressive disorder & Anxiety disorders.

Dosage Administration:
Talopram (citalopram) should be administered at an initial dose of 20 rag once daily. Talopram is
administered once daily, in the morning or evening, with or without food.

Contra Indications:
• Concomitant use in patients taking monoamine oxidize inhibitors (MAOIs) is contraindicated. Talopram should not be used in combination with an MAOI, or within 14 days of discontinuing treatment with an MAOI. Similarly, at least 14 days should be allowed after stopping Talopram before starting an MAOI.
• Talopram is contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to citalopram.
• Driving and machinery operating : patients should be cautioned about operating hazardous machinery, including automobiles, until they are certain that citalopram therapy does not affect their ability to engage in such activities,

Side Effects:
Mild and transient. Rash and pruritis. Less frequent: dry mouth, increased sweating, tremor, headache, nausea, dysphagia, fatigue, disturbed sleep, impaired concentration, apathy, decreased appetite, agitation, delay ejaculation, upper respiratory tract infection, polyuria, flushing

Box contains 10 tablets in 1 strip