Citicoline Tablets– This tablet comes under the branding CITCOL-500 that belongs to a group of medications called ‘psychostimulants’ used to treat stroke, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma trauma or injury, and Alzheimer’s disease. A stroke occurs due to insufficient blood supply to the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive age-related memory loss. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that affects movement. Glaucoma is an eye problem that occurs due to damage to the optic nerve, responsible for vision.
This medicine contains ‘Citicoline’ which is a nerve-protecting medicine. It works on the brain by nourishing the nerve cells, protecting them from damage, and improving their survival. It improves learning, memory, judging, and thinking processes. It can improve recovery in patients with disturbance in consciousness in patients with head injury or any other problems associated with the brain and who underwent surgery.
Some of the important benefits of this medication are listed below.
Can I take alcohol during treatment with this medicine?
There are no studies to determine the effect of alcohol on treatment with it. However, since this tablet is prescribed for stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, head injury, and age-related memory impairment, it is best to avoid the consumption of alcohol.
Can this tablet be safe for children?
This medicine is not used in children below 12 years of age unless prescribed by a doctor. If you are using this medicine for your children then first consult a child specialist.
How does it work?
This medicine contains citicoline which is a precursor for phospholipids (forms the outer layer of nerve cells). It also stimulates phospholipid synthesis in the brain, thus protecting nerve cells or neurons. It increases brain activity and improves symptoms in patients with neurological diseases.
Can this medicine be taken for the long term?
This tablet can be taken for the long term when advised by a doctor. It can considerably improve memory, thinking, and behavioral skills when taken long-term in patients with brain disorders.