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Celexa


Brand Names: CeleXA

Generic Name: Citalopram

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Description
Celexa – Reliable Antidepressant

Being an effective antidepressant, Celexa belongs to a group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors that provide a drastic influence on the organism balancing all its functions and managing depression disorders.

Citalopram that serves an active ingredient of the drug features a potent impact on the brain chemicals, stimulating the desirable effect.

Celexa is originally used to eliminate the symptoms of depression, though it can also be taken for other issues not mentioned in the safety guide.

Important Information to Know before Celexa Intake

Do not start the medication course in case you are allergic to its active ingredient or similar antidepressants. Celexa is also contraindicated for patients, who:

  • Have had MAO inhibitor treatment within the last two weeks;
  • Take Pimozide;
  • Are treated with Methylene blue injections;
  • Are younger than 18 years old;
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Make sure your healthcare specialist is aware of other health problems and complications you have, especially:

  • Convulsions, epilepsy or similar seizure disorders;
  • Bleeding disorders;
  • Heart attack, stroke congestive heart failure or related heart problems;
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • Kidney or liver complications;
  • Electrolyte imbalance;
  • Manic depression and others.

Besides, Celexa may interact with other prescription and generic pharmaceuticals, herbal products and vitamins activating devastating complications and side effects.

Never combine Celexa therapy with the following drugs:

  • Other antidepressants;
  • Blood thinners;
  • Cancer drugs;
  • Psychiatric disorder remedy;
  • Anti-malaria drugs;
  • Migraine headache remedy;
  • Antibiotics, etc.
How to Use Celexa

Use Celexa as recommended by your healthcare provider. Never take the drug in higher or lower doses, neither prolong the duration of the therapy. Do not despair if you do not get the wanted effect after a few intakes, since it can take up to several weeks to notice positive changes.

Your healthcare provider may occasionally change the adjusted dose for a better effect. Stopping Celexa therapy abruptly be ready to witness unpleasant withdrawal reactions.
Once you have missed Celexa dose, take it the first possible moment, but skip it if the next dose should be used in a short while.

Celexa dose and the length of the course will differ in each individual case, though, the average dose varies from 20 to 40 mg taken on a daily basis, while 4 weeks is the optimal duration of Celexa course.

Celexa Side Effects

As any other medication Celexa may trigger numerous common side effects, including:

  • Anxiety, insomnia;
  • Yawning;
  • Weakness, dizziness, drowsiness;
  • Excess sweating;
  • Weight change and others.

However, these side effects are likely to disappear within a few days. Call your doctor or seek emergency medical help in case more dangerous complications started bothering you, especially allergic reactions, vision disorders, increased serotonin levels, decreased sodium levels, reactions of the central nervous system and others.