Citicoline - oral

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Citicoline is used to treat memory or behaviour problems due to a stroke or head injury.

This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Citicoline exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may take this medicine with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.

Citicoline is available as an oral solution. You may take the solution directly from the sachet or dilute it first with water before drinking.

The dose of this medicine will be decided by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on the treatment regimen depending on your condition.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have parasympathetic hypertonia (a damage in the nerves which may result in low blood pressure, fainting, palpitations and excessive sweating), as Citicoline may not be suitable for you.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have an allergy to aspirin (a medicine for pain and inflammation).

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving Citicoline to a child. Children may be more sensitive to the side effects.

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What side effects could I experience?
Citicoline may cause any of the following side effects: headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, reddening of the face, difficulty breathing, rashes, chills.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking levodopa (a medicine used to treat Parkinson’s disease) or meclofenoxate (memory enhancer).

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on citicoline - oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2022 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by
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