Citimac 500 mg Tablet
Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s belongs to a group of medications called ‘psychostimulants’ used to treat stroke, head trauma or injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and glaucoma. A stroke occurs due to insufficient blood supply to the brain.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive age-related memory loss. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that affects movement. Glaucoma is an eye problem that occurs due to damage to the optic nerve, responsible for vision.
Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s contains ‘Citicoline’, a psychostimulant or nootropic used to nourish and minimize damage to the nerve cells in various conditions associated with the brain. It increases the activity of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
It regenerates nerve cells by promoting the synthesis of phospholipids (forms neuronal membrane) in the brain. It improves learning, memory, judging, and thinking processes.
It can improve recovery in patients with disturbance in consciousness in patients with head injury or any other problems associated with the brain and who underwent surgery.
Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s is available in the form of a tablet or injection. The tablet form is swallowed as a whole; do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. A healthcare professional will administer the injection; do not self-administer.
You may experience some side effects such as gastrointestinal disturbances, including nausea, constipation or diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, blurred vision, insomnia (trouble sleeping), hypotension (decrease in blood pressure), increase or decrease in heart rate, and restlessness.
Most of these side effects do not require medical attention. However, if the symptoms persist or get worsen, consult a doctor immediately.
Before taking Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s, inform your doctor if you have any known allergy to citicoline or any other ingredients present in it.
Inform your doctor if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Read more: Citimac 500
Uses of Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s
Stroke, head injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and glaucoma
Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s contains ‘Citicoline,’ which belongs to the class of ‘psychostimulants.’ It is used to promote brain health. It is used to treat stroke, head injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and glaucoma. It protects the brain from neurotoxicity (damage to the brain).
It acts as a precursor for phospholipids (present in the outer membrane of the nerve cell) and also stimulates phospholipid synthesis in the brain.
It also stimulates blood flow and oxygen consumption in the brain. This promotes brain activity and improves cognition, memory, and thinking capabilities in patients with progressive brain disorders. It accelerates the recovery rate in patients with neurological diseases (diseases affecting the brain).
Directions for Use
Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s available in two dosage forms: tablet and injection. Tablet: Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s tablets are swallowed as a whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush, or break the tablets. Tablets can be taken with or without food. Take the dose as prescribed by your doctor.
Do not decrease or overdose on medicine. It is recommended to take the medicines at a fixed time every day for the best results.Injection: Injection is administered with a syringe by a healthcare professional. Do not self-administer.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s
- Insomnia (trouble sleeping)
- Hypotension (decrease in blood pressure)
- Blurred vision
- Increase or decrease in heart rate
WHAT IS CITIMAC 500MG?
CITIMAC 500MG contains Citicoline
Citimac M 500mg/750mcg Tablet is a combination of two medicines used as a cognitive enhancer. It restores vitamin B12 level in the body and helps in the development of the brain and improves cognitive functions such as thinking ability, consciousness, and memory.
Citimac M 500mg/750mcg Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day. Take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.
Some common side effects of this medicine include irregular heart rate, stomach pain, diarrhea, and decreased blood pressure. However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you.
Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking this medicine as this medicine may cause diarrhea. This medicine is not advised in young individuals to improve memory and learning because it is effective only in age-related memory loss problems.
WHAT CITIMAC 500MG IS USED FOR?
It is used for Alzheimers disease and other types of dementia, head trauma, cerebrovascular disease such as stroke, age-related memory loss, Parkinsons disease, attention deficit-hyperactive disorder (ADHA) and glaucoma
CITIMAC 500MG contains citicoline which is naturally occurring compound and building block of the cell membranes.
It improves cerebral function by increasing blood flow to the brain and enhances cerebral metabolism. This medicine is being commonly prescribed for impaired brain function due to ischaemic neurotoxicity.
It works by increasing the brain chemical and decreasing the damage of brain tissues. It is a potent brain-health nutrient and nootropic.
It improves cellular communication by increasing the availability of neurotransmitters, including acetylcholine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. The commonly observed adverse effects were rash, insomnia, numbness of paralyzed extremities, nausea and feeling of warmth.
Always take CITIMAC 500MG exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the medicine whole with plenty of water. Do not drive or operate any machinery while taking this medicine, it may make you feel dizziness, vision problems.
If you have any kidney, liver or heart related problems, consult your doctor for advice before taking this medicine. The common side effects are headache, low or high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision and gastrointestinal disorders (i.e., stomach pain, diarrhoea).
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Do not take Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s if you have any known allergy to citicoline or any other psychostimulant drugs. Inform your doctor if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Drug-drug interactions: Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s alter the effect of antiparkinsonian drugs (levodopa, carbidopa, and entacapone) when given with it. The effectiveness of Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s is altered when given with another nootropic (meclofenoxate).
Drug-food interactions: No interactions found.
Drug-disease interactions: No interactions found.
Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s may or may not interact with alcohol. However, alcohol worsens neurological conditions. So, it is better to avoid consuming alcohol.
You should not take Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s during pregnancy unless prescribed by a doctor. The safety of this medicine for use during pregnancy has not been established.
A breastfeeding mother should not take Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s unless prescribed by a doctor.
Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s may cause blurred vision and a decrease in blood pressure. So, it is recommended to be cautious to drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s.
There is no sufficient evidence to establish safe use of Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s in patients with liver diseases. So, it should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.
There is no sufficient evidence to establish the safe use of Citimac 500 Tablet 10’s in patients with kidney diseases. So, it should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
Include more green, leafy vegetables and other non-starchy vegetables (tomatoes, broccoli, and cauliflower, etc.) in your diet.
Eat strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and nuts as they reduce inflammation in the brain.
Use olive oil for cooking purposes. It contains healthy fats that promote brain health.
Eat whole grains such as oats, quinoa, and brown rice that are rich in nutrients.
Opt for fish oil or eat fish (preferably fatty fish like salmon, sardines, trout, and tuna) at least once a week. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for the normal functioning of the brain.
Avoid fried, processed, and packed foods.
Quit alcohol intake and smoking.
A mini-mental state examination (MMSE) may be performed to measure the patient’s cognitive status (gaining knowledge and comprehension ability). It is a 30-point questionnaire in which 24 or more points indicate normal cognition.
Stroke: Stroke, also called cerebrovascular (CV) stroke, occurs when there is a decreased blood supply to the brain due to the presence of a blood clot or leakage of blood vessels. The decrease in blood supply leads to a decrease in oxygen and nutrients resulting in the death of brain cells. This condition leads to paralysis of the face, arm, or leg, slurred speech, headache, and difficulty walking.
Head trauma: Brain dysfunction due to trauma or injury to the head.
Alzheimer’s disease: Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and irreversible brain disorder that occurs due to degeneration or death of brain cells. The characteristic symptom of this disease is dementia, in which patients experience a decline in thinking, behavior, and social skills.
Parkinson’s disease: Parkinson’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that occurs due to decreased dopamine levels (a hormone responsible for motor function or movements) in the brain. The symptoms include tremors, impaired balance, difficulty speaking, decreased movement, and change in writing.
Glaucoma: It occurs due to damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for vision. Abnormal high pressure in the eye causes damage to the optic nerve. This condition may progress to blindness if left untreated.
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