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Drug Class: What is Celexa and why is it prescribed?
Celexa Mechanism: How does it work?
Celexa Dosage: How should you Celexa this medication?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Celexa
Special information on Celexa
Celexa side effects
|Drug Class: What is Celexa and why is it prescribed?|
| Generic Celexa, Citalopram is in a class of drugs known as selective serotonin
reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs and is an antidepressant medication that
affects neurotransmitters, the chemical transmitters within the brain.Generic Celexa
is used to treat major depression – a stubbornly low mood that persists nearly
every day for at least 2 weeks and interferes with everyday living. Symptoms may
include loss of interest in your usual activities, insomnia or excessive sleeping,
a change in weight or appetite, constant fidgeting or a slowdown in movement,
fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating,
and repeated thoughts of suicide.
Like the antidepressant medications Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft, Generic Celexa is thought to work by boosting serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin, one of the nervous system primary chemical messengers, is known to elevate mood.
|Celexa Mechanism: How does it work?|
|Celexa, Citalopram is in the class of drugs called selective serotonin
reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class that also contains fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine
(Paxil) and sertraline (Zoloft). Neurotransmitters manufactured and released by
nerves attach to adjacent nerves and alter their activities. Thus, neurotransmitters
can be thought of as the communication system of the brain. Many experts believe
that an imbalance among neurotransmitters is the cause of depression. Serotonin
is one such neurotransmitter.
Abnormally low levels of serotonin may play a role in diseases such as depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and eating disorders. Increasing serotonin levels in the brain can help treat these disorders. Celexa (Citalopram), and other SSRIs, block the ability of the nerve terminals in the brain to bind and break down serotonin so that more serotonin is available for the brain to use. It works by preventing the uptake of serotonin, by nerve cells after it has been released. Such uptake is an important mechanism for removing released neurotransmitters and terminating their actions on adjacent nerves. The reduced uptake caused by citalopram results in more free serotonin in the brain to stimulate nerve cells.
Celexa, Citalopram was approved by the FDA in July 1998.
|Celexa Dosage: How should you Celexa this medication?|
Take Generic Celexa dosage once a day, in the morning or evening, with or without
food. Although your depression will begin to lift in 1 to 4 weeks, you should
continue taking Generic Celexa regularly. It takes several months for Generic Celexa to yield its full benefits.
For older adults and those who have liver problems, the recommended Generic Celexa dose is 20 milligrams once a day.
Generic Celexa overdose: Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an Generic Celexa overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
Symptoms of Generic Celexa overdose: May include, amnesia, bluish or purplish discoloration of the skin, coma, confusion, convulsions, dizziness, drowsiness, hyperventilation, nausea, rapid heartbeat, sweating, tremor, vomiting.
If you miss a dose of Generic Celexa: Take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose of Generic Celexa, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses of Generic Celexa at the same time.
Storage instructions for Generic Celexa: Store Generic Celexa at room temperature.
Preparations of Generic Celexa:
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Celexa|
| Generic Celexa does not increase the effects of alcohol. Nevertheless, it is considered
unwise to combine Generic Celexa with alcohol or any other drug that affects the
brain. (Be particularly careful to avoid MAO inhibitors.) If Generic Celexa is
taken with certain other drugs, the effects of Generic Celexa, either could be
increased, decreased, or altered.
Tell your doctor about any prescription or over-the-counter drugs you are planning to take, and be especially certain to check with him before combining Generic Celexa with the following: Carbamazepine (Tegretol), Cimetidine (Tagamet), Erythromycin (Eryc, Ery-Tab), Fluconazole (Diflucan), Itraconazole (Sporanox), Ketoconazole (Nizoral), Lithium (Lithobid, Lithonate), Metoprolol (Lopressor), Omeprazole (Prilosec) Other antidepressants such as Elavil, Norpramin, Pamelor, and Tofranil, Sumatriptan (Imitrex), Warfarin (Coumadin).
|Special information on Celexa|
Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding: The effects of
Celexa during pregnancy have not been adequately studied, and the potential
for harm has not been ruled out. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
while on Celexa therapy, tell your doctor immediately.
Most Important fact about Celexa: Be careful to avoid taking Celexa for 2 weeks before or after using an antidepressant known as an MAO inhibitor. Drugs in this category include Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate. Combining Celexa with one of these medications could lead to a serious – even fatal reaction.
|Celexa side effects|
Celexa side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Celexa.
More common side effects of Celexa may include, abdominal pain, agitation, anxiety, diarrhea, drowsiness, dry mouth, ejaculation disorders, fatigue, impotence, indigestion, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, painful menstruation, respiratory tract infection, sinus or nasal inflammation, sweating, tremor, vomiting.
Less common side effects of Celexa may include: Amnesia, attempted suicide, confusion, coughing, decreased sexual drive, depression, excessive urination, fever, gas, impaired concentration, increased appetite, increased salivation, itching, joint pain, lack of emotion, loss of menstruation, low blood pressure, migraine, muscle pain, rapid heartbeat, rash, skin tingling, taste disturbances, visual disturbances, weight gain, weight loss, yawning.
Rare side effects of Celexa may include: Abnormal dreams, acne, aggressive behavior, alcohol intolerance, angina (chest pain), arthritis, belching, bone pain, breast enlargement, breast pain, bronchitis, bruising, chills, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), decreased muscle movements, delusions, dermatitis, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, drug dependence, dry eyes, dry skin, eczema, emotional instability, excessive milk flow, excessive muscle tone, eye pain, fainting, feeling of well-being, flu-like symptoms, flushing, frequent urination, gum inflammation, hair loss, hallucinations, heart attack, heart failure, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, hives, hot flashes, inability to hold urine, inability to urinate completely, increased sex drive, increased urination, involuntary muscle movements, leg cramps, mouth sores, muscle weakness, nosebleeds, numbness, painful erection, painful urination, panic, paranoia, pneumonia, psoriasis, psychosis, ringing in the ears, sensitivity to light, skin discoloration, slow heartbeat, stomach and intestinal inflammation, stroke, swelling, teeth grinding, thirst, uncontrollable muscle movements, unsteady or abnormal walk, vaginal bleeding.
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