Citicoline is a supplement that is used for the improvement of thinking, learning and memory in people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Your Prescribing Doctor Must Know
Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for Citicoline:
High blood pressure
Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Taking any medicines, prescription or non-prescription
Heart or blood vessel disease
Had any unusual or abnormal reaction to Citicoline, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as Citicoline may not be recommended for certain situations.
It is important that you leave regular intervals between every dose of medication. Doing so will help the efficiency of this drug. Every prescription comes with instructions on the reverse side of each bottle or packaging. It is important that you follow the written instructions carefully as not all of them are identical.
Citicoline should be taken orally with a glass of water. To prevent an upset stomach you may take with food. Remember, when taking Citicoline or any prescription drug to always follow the label closely. Do not take more than directed.
Citicoline should only be taken as instructed by a professional physician. Be sure to remember not to stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician first about how to stop safely. If you are researching this medication for your child, keep in mind that children often have special dosage instructions. Ask your physician about these differences prior to starting this medication if this is the case.
What if I Miss a Dose of Citicoline
In the event that a dose of Citicoline was missed, take one as soon as you can. But if your next scheduled dose is near, wait until that next dose is due and just skip the one you’ve already missed.
Caution: You should NEVER take double or extra doses of Citicoline. Always ask your physician further about missed doses, as he may have special instructions.
Always consult the doctor who prescribed Citicoline to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
There are possible conflicting medicines with Citicoline although none are listed at this time
It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with Citicoline; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you:
Are a smoker
Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis
All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking Citicoline.
Citicoline Common side effects
The following are side effects known to be common of Citicoline and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician.
Slow or fast heartbeat
Nausea or vomiting
Low blood pressure such as faintness or dizziness
None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.
Citicoline Least Common side effects
The following side effects are rare and should not be taken lightly. If you experience any of these less common side effects from taking Citicoline consult your healthcare professional immediately. The following are less common side effects associated with Citicoline:
Allergic reaction such as hives, rash, or itching, swelling in your face or hands, mouth or throat, chest tightness or trouble breathing
It is important that you contact your physician right away if you’ve experienced any of the Less Common side effects listed above.
You should receive physical checkups on a regular basis; especially while taking prescription medicines. This is an easy way to monitor your progress and ensure your physical health as well. Your body may build up a dependency on Citicoline and you may experience dizziness or drowsiness up to a few days after you stop taking this medication.
Patients are advised not to operate heavy machinery or automobiles until the full effect of Citicoline is known. Do not consume alcohol while taking Citicoline. Make sure your doctor is aware of upcoming surgeries you may have scheduled; or will be scheduling while taking this medication.
Contact your doctor for professional advice if you experience a cold, coughs or allergies. You should not try to treat yourself for such symptoms. Some ingredients found in other medications may have conflicting affects while taking Citicoline and may affect desired results. Citicoline cannot be given to any person without a prescription. Sharing Citicoline is against the law.
How To Store Citicoline
The following is general storage information for Citicoline:
It is important that you store Citicoline at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make sure Citicoline is kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.
Be sure to store Citicoline out of reach of any pets or small children; in a small childproof container.
Dispose of any expired or unused Citicoline properly.