Citimet 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.
Citimet 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.
Citimet 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 Citimet 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.
Uses of Citimet Tablet 10’s
Stroke, head injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and glaucoma
Citimet 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
Side Effects of Citimet Tablet 10’s
- Insomnia (trouble sleeping)
- Hypotension (decrease in blood pressure)
- Blurred vision
- Increase or decrease in heart rate
WHAT IS CITIMET 500MG?
CITIMET 500MG contains Citicoline
WHAT CITIMET 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
Citimet Tablet helps in the treatment of stroke, head injury, Alzheimer’s disease, and memory loss (dementia) in Parkinson’s disease. It protects the nerve cells in the brain from damage and also helps to repair the damaged nerve cells.
Citimet Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Your dose depends on your age and the condition you are being treated for. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.
Some common side effects that may be seen with this medicine include decreased blood pressure, stomach pain, diarrhea, and irregular heart rate. However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you.
Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you ever had any problems with your kidneys or if you have or ever had any seizures (epilepsy or fits).
BENEFITS OF CITIMET TABLET
In Treatment of Stroke
In Treatment of Head injury
In Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
In Treatment of Dementia in Parkinson’s disease
SIDE EFFECTS OF CITIMET TABLET
Common side effects of Citimet
- Decreased blood pressure
- Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats)
- Stomach pain
HOW TO USE CITIMET TABLET
CITIMET 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 CITIMET 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).
HOW CITIMET TABLET WORKS
Citimet 500 MG Tablet is a medicine with neuroprotective effects (protects the nerves). Hence, it is used in the treatment of brain stroke (a condition that occurs due to improper blood supply to the brain), memory loss, and movement disorders associated with ageing.
It works by increasing the level of certain brain chemicals necessary for proper brain function. It also prevents damage to your nerve cells and nourishes them back to health again.
Citimet 500 MG Tablet shows side effects like stomach discomfort, restlessness, diarrhoea, and headache. However, these side effects may subside by themselves as your body adjusts to the medicine.
Citimet 500 MG Tablet may be taken with or without food. Take it every day at the same time every day as prescribed by your doctor.
The dose and duration of treatment will be determined by your doctor depending on your health condition. Do not discontinue this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Citimet 500 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:
TALK TO DOCTOR
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:
Are allergic to citicoline or any other ingredients in this medicine
Citimet 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 Citimet 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 Citimet Tablet 10’s unless prescribed by a doctor.
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
No data on use in children
Tell your doctor, if you are taking:
This medicine must not be taken with products containing meclophenoxate
Carbidopa, levodopa and entacapone
DIRECTIONS & FOR USE:
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
Keep out of reach of children
Do not take this medicine after the expiry date