Citicoline is used to improve brain function in people who are healing from stroke or head injury.
This medicine is also used to improve thinking and memory in people suffering from Parkinson's disease (a disorder that affects the movement of a person, causing symptoms such as tremors, muscle stiffness, slowed movement, and impaired balance or walking) and other conditions of the brain.
Citicoline may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.
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.
Try to take it at the same time each day.
This medicine is available as a tablet or oral solution.
If you are taking the oral solution, you may take it directly or mix it with half a glass of water.
The dose of Citicoline will be decided by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on the treatment timeframe depending on the type and severity of your condition.
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.
Alert your doctor if you have hypertonia (too much muscle tone) due to nerve damage in the parasympathetic nervous system (part of the nervous system that controls the body’s ability to relax) as Citicoline may not be suitable for you.
Inform your doctor if you have a severe disease or condition that gets worse over time which may result in a general decline in health or function.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Citicoline may cause any of the following side effects: diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain or discomfort, loss of appetite, headache, dizziness, tiredness, difficulty sleeping, excitation, double vision, convulsion, rash, slow or fast heartbeat, and changes in the blood pressure.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking levodopa (medicine to treat Parkinson's disease).
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.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.