Celexa (Citallopram) ®
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Generic Name: CITALOPRAM (sye-TAL-oh-pram)
Drug Manufacturer of Celexa (Citalopram) : FOREST
Common Uses of Celexa:
Celexa (Citalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used to treat depression. Celexa (Citalopram) also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using Celexa (Citalopram) provided by your doctor. This medicine may be taken on an empty stomach or with food. STORE Celexa (Citalopram) at room temperature below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C), away from heat and light. CONTINUE TO TAKE Celexa (Citalopram) even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF Celexa (Citalopram) , skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at
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SEVERAL WEEKS MAY PASS before this medicine reaches its full effect. Do not stop taking Celexa without checking with your doctor. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. Celexa (Citalopram) WILL ADD TO THE EFFECTS of alcohol and
other depressants. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines are depressants. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any medicines that contain dextromethorphan. F0R WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Celexa during pregnancy. Celexa IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking Celexa.
Celexa Side Effects:
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include diarrhea, tiredness, nausea, dry mouth, weight loss or gain, rash, itching, change in taste, change in sexual function, or decreased menstrual flow. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience sore throat or fever; sudden onset of a cold sweat, dizziness, fatigue, or shakiness; vision changes; confusion; lack of concern;
personality changes; or thoughts of suicide. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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