Futuril tablets


  • Active Ingredient: Citalopram
  • 40 mg, 20 mg
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What is Futuril?

The active ingredient of Futuril brand is citalopram. Citalopram is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The molecular formula is C20H22BrFN2O and its molecular weight is 405.35. Citalopram hydrobromide occurs as a fine white to off-white powder. Citalopram hydrobromide is sparingly soluble in water and soluble in ethanol. Citalopram hydrobromide 10 mg capsules have an ivory body and yellow cap and contain citalopram hydrobromide equivalent to 10 mg citalopram base. Citalopram hydrobromide 20 mg capsules have an ivory body and pink cap and contain citalopram hydrobromide equivalent to 20 mg citalopram base. Citalopram hydrobromide 40 mg capsules have an ivory body and a green cap and contain citalopram hydrobromide equivalent to 40 mg citalopram base. The capsules also contain the following inactive ingredients: corn starch, crospovidone, edible inks, gelatin, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, and yellow iron oxide. The following coloring agents are used in the yellow (10 mg) capsules: D&C Red No. 28, D&C Yellow No. 10, and FD&C Yellow No. 6. The following coloring agents are used in the pink (20 mg) capsules: D&C Red No. 28, D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Blue No. 1, and FD&C Red No. 40. The following coloring agents are used in the green (40 mg) capsules: D&C Yellow No. 10 and FD&C Blue No. 1.

Used for

Futuril is used to treat diseases such as: Agitation, Anxiety and Stress, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Hot Flashes, Neuralgia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Occipital Neuralgia, Panic Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Postpartum Depression, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Severe Mood Dysregulation, Somatoform Pain Disorder, Trichotillomania, Vulvodynia.

Side Effect

Possible side effects of Futuril include: Abdominal or stomach pain; seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there; loss of consciousness; confusion; difficulty with concentrating.

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ВїCГіmo se debe usar este medicamento?

La presentaciГіn del Futuril es en tabletas y en una soluciГіn (lГ­quido) para administrarse por vГ­a oral. Por lo general se toma una vez al dГ­a, por la maГ±ana o por la noche, con o sin alimentos. Tome el Futuril aproximadamente a la misma hora todos los dГ­as. Siga cuidadosamente las instrucciones del prospecto de su medicamento recetado y pГ­dales a su mГ©dico o a su farmacГ©utico que le expliquen cualquier cosa que no entienda. Tome el Futuril segГєn lo indicado. No aumente ni disminuya la dosis, ni la tome con mГЎs frecuencia que la indicada por su mГ©dico.

Es probable que su mГ©dico le recete al principio una dosis baja de Futuril y, luego, la aumente en forma gradual, no mГЎs de una vez a la semana.

Es posible que transcurran entre 1 y 4 semanas para que sienta los beneficios totales del Futuril. Siga tomando el Futuril aunque se sienta bien. Si deja de tomar Futuril repentinamente, es posible que experimente sГ­ntomas de abstinencia como cambios del estado de ГЎnimo, irritabilidad, agitaciГіn, mareos, entumecimiento, hormigueo o sensaciones de choque elГ©ctrico en las manos o los pies, ansiedad, confusiГіn, dolor de cabeza, cansancio, nГЎuseas, sudoraciГіn, temblor, y dificultad para dormir o para permanecer dormido. No deje de tomar Futuril sin consultar a su mГ©dico. Es probable que el mГ©dico opte por disminuirle gradualmente la dosis.

Q: My doctor says I am just depressed, but I have the symptoms of bipolar disorder. He has me on Futuril, what should I do?

A: Futuril is an antidepressant that belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs affect chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression. Futuril is used to treat depression. It may take several (4 to 6) weeks for you to start feeling better and see an improvement in your symptoms. Take Futuril exactly as it is prescribed for you. Do not suddenly stop taking Futuril as this can cause withdrawal side effects, some of which could be severe. Talk to your doctor about any concerns you have about your diagnosis or your use of Futuril. Your doctor is best able to properly evaluate your medical condition and make recommendations based on your specific circumstances. It's important to follow your doctor's instructions and the directions on your prescription label. If you have questions or concerns about these instructions, talk to your doctor or local pharmacist for help. Sarah Lewis, PharmD

Q: I have recently stopped taking Futuril. I feel quite well, no panic attacks any more. The only thing I'm worried about is if I move my head sharply to the side, or if I move my eyes to the side I feel vey light headed, is this just a side effect, and will it stop soon?

A: Celexa (Futuril) is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) used to treat depression, and does not list dizziness as a side effect, but some people have reported dizziness when stopping some of the SSRIs too quickly. If undesirable effects are present from stopping an SSRI too quickly, the dose can be increased again and a slower taper may be necessary. The body should adjust, but everyone reacts or responds differently, and the amount of time necessary is dependent on the individual. Common side effects from Celexa (Futuril) may include nausea, loss of appetite, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, drowsiness, tiredness, excitement, nervousness, muscle or joint pain, dry mouth, sweating, changes in sex drive or ability, and shaking of part off the body. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with Celexa (Futuril). Patti Brown, PharmD

Futuril (Celexa) is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Prescribed under the brand name Celexa, Futuril is used to treat depression and sometimes prescribed for alcoholism, panic disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, social phobia, or eating disorders. 1,2

SSRI antidepressants like Futuril adjust the levels of serotonin in the brain, keeping them stable. SSRIs take between 1 and 4 weeks to become fully effective. 2

Other uses for this medicine

Futuril is also sometimes used to treat eating disorders, alcoholism, panic disorder (condition that causes sudden attacks of extreme fear with no apparent cause), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (a group of physical and emotional symptoms that occur before the menstrual period each month), and social phobia (excessive anxiety about interacting with others). Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this medication for your condition.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

ВїPara cuГЎles condiciones o enfermedades se prescribe este medicamento?

El Futuril se usa para tratar la depresiГіn. El Futuril pertenece a una clase de antidepresivos llamados inhibidores selectivos de la recaptaciГіn de la serotonina (SSRI). Se cree que actГєa aumentando la cantidad de serotonina, una sustancia natural del cerebro, que ayuda a mantener el equilibrio mental.

Rated Futuril (Celexa) for Anxiety Report

It’s been a life changer. Even my co workers have seen the difference in me. No longer crying every day and very mild side effects if any at all. Take 10 mg once a day.

What Other Drugs Interact with Futuril?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Severe Interactions of Futuril include:

  • dronedarone
  • goserelin
  • isocarboxazid
  • leuprolide
  • phenelzine
  • pimozide
  • procarbazine
  • selegiline
  • selegiline transdermal
  • tranylcypromine
  • ziprasidone

Futuril has serious interactions with at least 79 different drugs.

Futuril has moderate interactions with at least 208 different drugs.

Mild Interactions of Futuril include:

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.

Q: Is it okay to drink alcohol with Futuril?

A: Patients taking Futuril should avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of Futuril. Do not stop or change the amount of medication you take without first talking to your health care provider. You may also find helpful information at //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Futuril

How to use Futuril HBR

Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking Futuril and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning or evening. The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, laboratory tests, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). The maximum dosage for Futuril is 40 milligrams per day.

If you are using the liquid form of this medication, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.

To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start taking this drug at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Also, you may experience symptoms such as mood swings, headache, tiredness, sleep changes, and brief feelings similar to electric shock. To prevent these symptoms while you are stopping treatment with this drug, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Report any new or worsening symptoms right away.

It may take 1 to 4 weeks to feel a benefit from this drug and up to several weeks before you get the full benefit.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

Serious side effects

Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:

  • Suicidal thoughts or actions. Symptoms can include:
    • attempts to commit suicide
    • acting on dangerous impulses
    • acting aggressively or violently
    • thoughts about suicide or dying
    • new or worse depression
    • new or worse anxiety or panic attacks
    • agitation, restlessness, anger, irritability
    • trouble sleeping
  • chest pain
  • fast or slow heart rate
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness or fainting
  • agitation, hallucinations, coma, confusion, and difficulty thinking
  • coordination problems or muscle twitching (overactive reflexes)
  • racing heartbeat or high or low blood pressure
  • sweating or fever
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • muscle rigidity
  • greatly increased energy
  • severe trouble sleeping
  • racing thoughts
  • reckless behavior
  • unusually grand ideas
  • excessive happiness or irritability
  • convulsions
  • falling down or sudden loss of muscle tone
  • sudden loss of awareness of surroundings
  • sudden loss of urine or bowel control
  • eye pain
  • blurred vision
  • double vision
  • swelling or redness in or around your eyes
  • headache
  • weakness or feeling unsteady
  • confusion, problems concentrating, or thinking or memory problems
  • Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always discuss possible side effects with a healthcare provider who knows your medical history.

    Futuril oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.

    To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

    Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with Futuril are listed below.

    Drugs that affect heart rhythm

    Futuril shouldn’t be used with other drugs that affect your heart rhythm. Taking both Futuril and these drugs may increase your risk of heart rhythm changes that could be dangerous. Examples of these drugs include:

    • amiodarone
    • chlorpromazine
    • methadone
    • moxifloxacin
    • pentamidine
    • pimozide
    • procainamide
    • quinidine
    • sotalol
    • thioridazine

    Futuril and breastfeeding

    If your doctor or health visitor says your baby is healthy, Futuril can be used during breastfeeding.

    Futuril passes into breast milk in small amounts, and has been linked with side effects in very few breastfed babies.

    It's important to continue taking Futuril to keep you well. Breastfeeding will also benefit both you and your baby.

    If you notice that your baby isn't feeding as well as usual or seems unusually sleepy, or you have any other concerns about your baby, talk to your health visitor or doctor as soon as possible.

    Q: Is Futuril causing my weight gain?

    A: Your question concerns whether weight gain is a side effect of Futuril (Celexa) //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Futuril. Weight changes are a common side effect of Futuril. In some patients, that shows as a weight loss; others, unfortunately, put on extra pounds as a side effect. It is always a good idea to check with one's health care provider in matters like this. Please consult your health care provider for guidance in your specific case. Gregory Latham, RPh

    7. Pregnancy and breastfeeding

    It's important for you and your baby that you stay well during your pregnancy.

    If you become pregnant while taking Futuril, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to.

    Futuril has been linked to a very small increased risk of problems for your unborn baby.

    But if your depression isn't treated during pregnancy, this can also increase the chance of problems.

    You may need to take Futuril during pregnancy if you need it to remain well.

    Your doctor can explain the risks and the benefits, and will help you decide which treatment is best for you and your baby.

    For more information about how Futuril can affect you and your baby during pregnancy, read this leaflet on the Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy (BUMPS) website.

    Q: I was taking Futuril for a while, but stopped. Can I start taking it again without problems?

    A: Futuril (Celexa) belongs to a class of medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Futuril is used to treat depression. The use of antidepressants should be monitored closely by your healthcare provider. It is not recommended to abruptly discontinue the use of any antidepressant medication and should only be discontinued under the direction of a physician. If you are thinking about starting Futuril again, it is recommended that you speak with your doctor prior to re-initiating therapy. Your doctor may want to re-evaluate your symptoms to determine if beginning treatment with Futuril is appropriate for you. If your doctor determines treatment with Futuril best meets your needs, you may be started on a lower dose and work your way up slowly to get accustomed to the levels of Futuril once again. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Megan Uehara, PharmD

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