When certain chemical substances in the brain get imbalance, certain mood problems arise, which can be called Anxiety or some time depression. Celexa Generic Citalopram tablet is a SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). Celexa treats depression and anxiety by improving the imbalance state of certain chemicals in the brain and ultimately improves the mood changes.
Celexa Generic Citalopram is used to treat Anxiety and depression.
Before using Celexa, let your Doctor know your complete health history, prescription as well as non-prescription medications you are taking, make sure you are not allergic to the content of Celexa.
Do not use Celexa:
If you have liver or kidney diseases
If you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
If you are taking escitalopram, monoamine oxidase inhibitor such as Phenelzine, Selegiline, St. John Wart within 14 days, or Fenfluramine Derivative such as Dexfenfluramine, H1 Antagonist such as Astemizole, Terfenadine, Nefazodone, Pimozide, or Sibutramine
If you or your family members have a history of severe depression or bipolar
If you have history of seizure or metabolism problem
If you are dehydrated, low blood pressure or alcoholism
You have to take Celexa exactly as prescribed for you. Take Celexa at regular interval during the day. Taking Celexa more than prescribed or longer than recommended may give you allergic side effects. You can take Celexa with full glass of water. The treatment duration is generally 4 weeks. Do not stop taking Celexa even if you feel better before the treatment ends. You may face unpleasant allergic reactions if you suddenly stop taking Celexa.
If you miss a Celexa Dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is a time for next dose, skip the dose that you already missed. Celexa overdose may create nausea, tremor, vomiting, rapid heartbeat, seizure, confusion, dizziness and sweating. And if overdose is suspected, please talk to your Doctor and ask for emergency medical help.
Most of the medicines have side effects. However some people may experience and some may not.
The major side effects of Celexa may include rash, hives, difficult breathing, loss of appetite, decreased libido, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, tired feeling, swelling on face, stuffy nose, black or bloody stool, irregular heartbeats, memory loss, worsening agitation, panic attack, aggressiveness, sever anxiety, suicidal thoughts, impulsiveness, trouble sleeping, vision change, unusual bruising or bleeding, tremor, and worsening depression.
If you experience any of the side effects persistent or bothersome, ask for emergency medical assistance.
There are some medicines that interact with Celexa. So let your Doctor know about the medicines you are taking. Talk to your Doctor before using medicines for pain, arthritis, fever, swelling, antidepressants, and blood thinners. The medicines that interact with Celexa include ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), Diclofenac (Voltaren), Indomethacin, Nabumetone (Relafen), Etodolac (Lodine), Naproxen (Aleve or Naprosyn), Piroxicam (Feldene), Carbamazepine (Tegretol), Cimetidine (Tagamet), Lithium (Lithobid or Eskalith), Warfarin (Coumadin), escitalopram (Lexapro), amitriptyline (Elavil), Fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), Paroxetine (Paxil), Fluvoxamine (Luvox), Sertraline (Zoloft), Rovatriptan (Frova), Zolmitriptan (Zomig), Sumatriptan (Imitrex), Frovatriptan (Frova), Naratriptan (Amerge), and Almotriptan (Axert).
For more information about Celexa Generic Citalopram, contact your Doctor, Pharmacist or health professional.