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Hepatitis (8239800-9)
on Mar 22, 2012 Female from SPAIN , 44 years of age, was treated with Citicoline. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Citicoline side effects: hepatitis. Citicoline dosage: 1 G, Uid/qd.
Associated medications used:
  • Dabigatran Etexilate (110 Mg, Bid)
  • Flecainide Acetate (100 Mg, Bid)
  • Vesicare (5 Mg, Uid/qd)
  • Keppra (1500 Mg, Bid)
  • Clopidogrel (75 Mg, Uid/qd)
  • Paroxetine Hydrochloride (20 Mg, Uid/qd)
  • Ranitidine (150 Mg, Uid/qd)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pneumonia, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Cardiac Failure Acute, Stevens-johnson Syndrome (8157716-3)
Patient was taking Citicoline. Patient felt the following Citicoline side effects: pneumonia, alanine aminotransferase increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased, cardiac failure acute, stevens-johnson syndrome on Feb 17, 2012 from JAPAN Additional patient health information: Male , 71 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • cerebral infarction
and. Citicoline dosage: 500 Mg, 2x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Radicut (30 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Cefazolin Sodium (1 G, 2x/day)
  • Plavix (75 Mg, Daily)
  • Ozagrel Sodium (80 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Lipitor (10 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Cerebid (8 Ml, 2x/day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Cerebral Infarction (7552077-2)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 13, 2011 by a Female taking Citicoline (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 78 years of age, After Citicoline was administered, patient encountered several Citicoline side effects: cerebral infarction.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Glycerol 2.6%
Patient was hospitalized.

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Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.

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Reported deaths: 2

Reported hospitalizations: 3

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