BRAND NAME: COLCIT -500
COMPOSITION: CITICOLINE 500 TAB
CITICOLINE 500 TAB contains Citicoline which is the generic name of the pharmaceutical substance that chemically is cytidine-5′-diphosphocholine (CDP-choline). Citicoline Tablet is a non-toxic and very well-tolerated medication that is used to treat stroke, head injury, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia in Parkinson’s disease. Citicoline used in the formulation of this medication is a brain chemical that occurs naturally in the body. Additionally, Citicoline is taken by mouth to improve memory, thinking, vision improvement, and brain function in people healing from a stroke. Citicoline is safe when taken by mouth for up to 90 days. Most people who consume citicoline by mouth don’t experience side effects.
But some people can have side effects such as trouble sleeping, constipation, diarrhea, headache, nausea, blurred vision, chest pains, etc. Besides, there is not any reliable information to know whether Citicoline is safe during pregnancy or not. Apart from this, the medicine shouldn’t be taken in higher amounts than that told by your doctor. Further, driving, operating any heavy machinery, or any work that requires mental focus should be avoided. Although, the side effects caused by this medicine are mild and temporary but in case you feel the side effects are getting worse then do consult with your doctor or physician.
Citicoline tablets are primarily used in the treatment of cerebral insufficiency (such as dizziness, memory loss, poor circulation, and disorientation) that occurs due to head trauma/brain injury in affected individuals. The medication belongs to the category of drugs called Psychostimulants and works by increasing the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine (a chemical that produces acetylcholine, responsible for memory and other bodily functions) which leads to improved cerebral function and cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
The range of medical benefits offered by Citicoline Tablets is briefed below:
There are mild to moderate side effects of Citicoline Tablets that do not last for a long time. The side effects are individualistic in nature and may vary in all users. The side effects usually depend on the physiological condition and response to the treatment. Immediately inform your doctor if your side effects persist or worsen with time. The range of side effects noticed on using the Citicoline Tablets are mentioned below:
1. Do not take more than the prescribed dosage of the Citicoline Tablets.
2. Avoid consuming alcohol as it may interact with the Citicoline Tablets and cause a negative impact on health.
3. Store the Citicoline Tablets in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
4. Keep the medication out of reach of children and pets. Properly dispose of expired and discarded medicines.
5. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.