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Commercial Name: Celexa
Active Ingredient: Citalopram
Utilization: Balances levels of serotonin in the brain and heals major depression associated with mood disorders
Available Dosages: 10mg, 20mg and 40mg
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The pills of Celexa come in the elongated shape of white, pink or coral colors depending on the dosage and the producer. The usual dosages for one tablet, which contains citalopram, are 10, 20 and 40 mg. This drug is an antidepressant from the group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The active component is citalopram.
Celexa is a medicine designed to treat depression and also for relapse prevention, treat panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, and treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. This drug has enough evidence today to be registered as a well-tolerated and effective antidepressant medication. For this reason, it is one of the most commonly used drugs to treat depression. This medicine consists of a psychotropic drug that acts directly on the neurotransmitter receptors of serotonin. Serotonin is a very important brain substance that performs numerous functions. Among them, stands out the regulation of human mood.
The leaflet provided with the packing offers basic information on how to use this medicine. Before use, it is better to discuss the dosage with your physician and make sure to follow his exact prescriptions.
This medicine has a set of side effects for health if used any differently from doctor's orders. Side effects can be various, for example:
- nausea and vomiting;
- excessive feeling of fatigue;
- abdominal pain or heartburn;
- uncontrollable tremors in some area of the body;
- dizziness and fainting;
- auditory or visual hallucinations;
- excessive sweating;
- change or decrease in sexual desire and ability.
Children under the age of 18 are not recommended to use Celexa since the effectiveness and safety of its use at this age have not been established.
This is not a complete list of adverse reactions, and you should report to your doctor immediately about any unpleasant symptoms that persist.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 5.06.2023