is a drug used in treating several depressions due to mood disorders. It is classified as an antidepressant drug. It helps restore the balance
in the brain
that causes the improvement of the person’s mood.
Cipram is a drug used to manage people with depression
. It is also used to treat panic disorder
disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder
, premenstrual dysphoric syndrome and posttraumatic stress disorder. It is also used to treat other mental disorders. Cipram is a drug that belongs to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs.
Dosage may start with a 20mg daily either in the morning or afternoon. This drug can be taken orally with or without meals. After a week of medication, dosage can be increased to 20mg daily. Usually it may take weeks of medication before positive results will be noticed. In most cases, doses are increased gradually in order to get the most benefit. Avoid using the drug more than what is prescribed to avoid the risks of overdose.
Doctor’s will determine the dosage according to the medical condition of the patient. If you are under medication with Cipram, it is important to take the dose everyday even if you are feeling well. Continue with the medication unless stopped by the doctor. Suddenly stopping the intake of the drug will cause unfavorable results.
Side effects can be experienced by people using Cipram. Some of the side effects include dry mouth
, excessive sweating, nausea
, tremor, vomiting
, drowsiness and difficulty in sleeping.
Some patients who stopped medication may experience withdrawal symptoms. They may also experience dizziness
, tiredness, irate, numbness or tingling sensation, irregular heartbeat
, seizures and vivid dreams. Cipram may increase suicidal tendency among patients who are suffering from psychiatric disorders and depression. Male patients may also feel pain or have prolonged erection.
Individuals who have allergic reaction with the drug may experience swelling
, difficulty in breathing, rashes and itching
. If any of the side effects persists, you must seek for medical attention the soonest time possible.
Before using Cipram for your medication, inform your doctor if you have any allergies
to it or to other drugs. Also inform your doctor about your medical history especially if you have hypertension
, low blood
bleeding, mental disorder and mineral imbalance.
This drug will make you dizzy so it is best to avoid driving and other activities that require mental alertness to avoid injuries or accidents. You must also avoid alcoholic drinks because it reduces the effectiveness of the drug.
Depressed patients may have suicidal tendencies so it is important to be cautious. If any suicidal thoughts or depression becomes worst, a medical attention is needed.
Pregnant women and nursing mothers should first consult a doctor before medication. You must discuss the benefits and risks involved before undergoing treatment.
Cipram has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of cipram is C20H21FN2O
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran-5-carbonitrile
• Molecular weight is 324.392 g/mol
• Cipram available : 60mg tablets