Indications of Citicol 500 mg
Citicol 500 mg is indicated in-
Cerebrovascular disease e.g. ischemia due to stroke, where Citicoline accelerates the recovery of consciousness & overcoming motor deficit. Treatment within the first 24 hours after onset in patients with moderate to severe stroke increases the probability of complete recovery in 3 months. ... Read moreCiticol 500 mg is indicated in-
Cerebrovascular disease e.g. ischemia due to stroke, where Citicoline accelerates the recovery of consciousness & overcoming motor deficit. Treatment within the first 24 hours after onset in patients with moderate to severe stroke increases the probability of complete recovery in 3 months.
Cerebral insufficiency (e.g. dizziness, memory loss, poor concentration & disorientation) due to head trauma or brain injury.
Cognitive dysfunction due to degenerative disease (Alzheimer's disease)
Parkinson's disease: Citicoline has been shown to be effective as co-therapy for Parkinson's disease.
CNS stimulant drugs
Citicoline is a naturally occurring, water-soluble biological compound that is essential intermediate for the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine, a major constituent of the gray matter of brain tissue. Citicoline promotes brain metabolism by enhancing the synthesis of acetylcholine and restoring phospholipid content in the brain. It also elevates brain oxygen consumption and improves brain metabolism. Citicoline seems to increase a brain chemical called phosphatidylcholine. This brain chemical is important for brain function. Citicoline might also decrease brain tissue damage when the brain is injured.
Dosage & Administration of Citicol 500 mg
Disturbance of Consciousness: Due to Head Injury or Brain Surgery: 100-500 mg 1-2 times daily.Psychologic or Neurologic Disorders: Disturbance of Consciousness in the Acute Stage of Cerebral Infarction: 1000 mg once daily for 2 consecutive weeks or as prescribed by the physician.
Dosage of Citicol 500 mg
Immediate treatment of stroke due to a clot (ischemic stroke): 500-2000 mg of Citicoline per day, start within 24 hours of stroke.
For decline in thinking skills due to stroke: 1000-2000 mg of Citicoline per day.
Chronic cerebrovascular disease: 1000 mg daily in divided dose with or between meals for ongoing disease of the blood vessels that serve the brain.
1 to 2 injections daily.
Adjust dosage according to the severity.
Can be administered through intramuscular (IM), or intravenous (IV) [ 3 to 5 minutes] route.
Interaction of Citicol 500 mg
Citicoline may enhance the effects of levodopa, carbidopa & entacapone. Citicoline must not be administered with products containing meclophenoxate.
Patients with hypertonic of the parasympathetic nervous system.
Side Effects of Citicol 500 mg
Occasionally Citicoline may exert stimulating action of the parasympathetic system as well as a fleeting & discrete hypotensive effect.
Pregnancy & Lactation
There is inadequate evidence of safe use of citicoline in human pregnancy. Citicoline should be used in pregnancy and lactation only if the potential benefits justify the potential risks.
Precautions & Warnings
In case of persistent intracranial hemorrhage, it is recommended not to exceed the dose of 1000 mg of Citicoline daily.
Keep below 30°C temperature, away from light & moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.
CNS stimulant drugs
Mode Of Action
Citicoline is a naturally occurring substance that is an essential intermediate in the synthesis of structural phospholipids of cell membrane. Oral dose of Citicoline is metabolized to choline & cytidine. These then enter into the systemic circulation, cross the blood-brain barrier and recombine to form Citicoline within the central nervous system. Citicoline activates the biosynthesis of structural phospholipids in the neuronal membrane, promotes rapid repair of injured cell surface & mitochondrial membrane & increases the level of various neurotransmitters like acetylcholine & dopamine. Citicoline has neuroprotective effects in situations of hypoxia & ischemia, as well as improved learning & memory performance in animal models for the aging brain. Citicoline inhibits the activation of Phospholipase A2 to prevent apoptotic & necrotic cell death.
There are no adequate & well controlled studies of Citicoline during pregnancy & lactation. Citicoline should be used during pregnancy & lactation only if the potential benefits justify the potential risks.
Geriatric use: No dosage adjustment is required & the usual dose can be administered.