Celexa

What is Celexa?

Celexa (citalopram) is a group of medicine selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is an antidepressant. Celexa is used in the treatment of depression.

Important information

You should not consume Celexa if you take pimozide, since the combination could result in issues with your heartbeat.

Don’t consume Celexa if you’ve used an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days (like isocarboxazid, phenelzine, linezolid, rasagiline, tranylcypromine, selegiline) or have got a methylene blue shot. A deadly response might occur.

Some young men and women have thoughts about suicide if taking a antidepressant. Stay alert to changes in their mood or symptoms. If any unusual symptoms report  to your physician.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to a physician, for example as: mood or anxiety attacks, panick attack, behavior changes, sleep problems, or when you’re feeling irritable, aggressive, nervous, hyperactive (emotionally or physically), more dipressed, or have thoughts about suicide or self  harming behaviour.

Don’t give Celexa to anybody younger than 18 yrs of age without recommendation of your physician. Citalopram isn’t approved for use in kids.

Before taking this medicine

You should not utilize Celexa if you’re allergic to citalopram or escitalopram (Lexapro), or in the event that you additionally take pimozide.

 

To ensure Celexa is safe for you, tell your Physician if you have:

  • Blood clotting disorder
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • Seizures or epilepsy
  • History of Long QT syndrome
  • Electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of sodium, potassium or magnesium in your blood)
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma
  • A history of drug abuse or suicidal thoughts.

Some young men and women have thoughts about suicide if taking a antidepressant. Your family members or other caregivers also need to be attentive to changes in your mood or outward symptoms.

Maintaining an SSRI antidepressant during pregnancy can cause severe lung issues or other complications in the baby. But, you can have a relapse of depression in the event you quit taking your antidepressant. Tell your health care provider straight away in the event that you get pregnant.

You Should not breastfeed if you are using Celexa.

Don’t give Celexa to anybody under 18 yrs of age without medical advice. Citalopram isn’t approved for use in kids.

How should I take Celexa?

Follow all instructions on your prescription label. Your physician might periodically change your dosage. Don’t use this medication in smaller or larger numbers or for more than advised.

Quantify liquid medicine with a dosing syringe provided, or with dose-measuring spoon or cup. If you don’t own a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for you.

It might take up to four weeks for changes or improvement in your symptoms. Continue using the drug as directed and tell your physician if your symptoms don’t change.

Don’t quit using Celexa unexpectedly, or you might suffer unpleasant withdrawal signs. Consult your physician the way you can safely stop with this medication.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose when you remember. Don’t take additional medicine to make up the dose.

What should I avoid while taking Celexa?

Consult your health care provider prior to choosing a naturopathic anti inflammatory medication (NSAID) such as pain, fever, arthritis, or swelling. Employing an NSAID with Celexa can make you bleed or bruise easily.

Alcohol consumption may increase certain negative effects of Celexa.

Citalopram can impair your believing or reactions. Be cautious if you drive or do anything which requires one to become attentive.

Celexa side effects

Get emergency medical assistance when you have signs of an allergic reaction to Celexa: skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your own face, tongue, lips, or throat.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to a physician, for example as: mood or behavior changes, stress, anxiety, sleep problems, or when you’re feeling irritated, aggressive, nervous, hyperactive (emotionally or physically), more dipressed or have thoughts about suicide or self harming behaviour.

Telephone your doctor at once in case you have

  • a light-headed feeling
  • low levels of sodium in the body – headache, slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, vomiting, feeling unsteady.
  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling. 
  • headache with chest pain and severe dizziness, fast or pounding heartbeats, and fainting.
  • severe nervous system reaction – high fever, sweating, very stiff (rigid) muscles  confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats.
  • high levels of serotonin – agitation, fever, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hallucinations, loss of coordination, fainting.

List of common Celexa side effects may include:

  • problems with memory or concentration
  • dry mouth, increased sweating
  • headache, drowsiness
  • Increased heartbeats, feeling shaky;
  • numbness or tingling
  • increased appetite, nausea, diarrhea
  • sleep problems (insomnia), feeling tired;
  • cold symptoms such as sore throat, stuffy nose, sneezing.
  • Changes in weight

This isn’t a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call for medical advice about side effects.