Celexa is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression. Celexa is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat symptoms of endometriosis. Celexa is also referred to by its drug name, citalopram hydrobromide.
Celexa is a member of a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Serotonin is a brain chemical that influences mood, emotion, sleep, and pain symptoms. Celexa is believed to work by keeping serotonin available in the brain for longer, which is thought to help relieve chronic pain.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Celexa is taken orally once daily.
Celexa comes in the form of a tablet or oral solution. Celexa should be taken exactly as prescribed by a physician.
The FDA-approved label for Celexa lists common side effects including nausea, sleepiness, weakness, dizziness, feeling anxious, trouble sleeping, sexual problems, sweating, shaking, not feeling hungry, dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, yawning, and respiratory Infections.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Celexa include suicidal thoughts or actions, QT prolongation (changes in the heart’s electrical activity), serotonin syndrome (a potentially life-threatening condition in which too much serotonin builds up in the body), severe allergic reactions, abnormal bleeding, seizures, and mania.
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Celexa — RxList