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Celexa

Celexa

Citalopram (sye-TAL-oh-pram)

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Quantity Strength Unit Price Price Cart
30 Tab Celexa 10mg - Generic $0.37 $11.00
90 Tab Celexa 10mg - Generic $0.33 $30.00
30 Tab Celexa 20mg - Generic $0.67 $20.00
90 Tab Celexa 20mg - Generic $0.63 $57.00
30 Tab Celexa 40mg - Generic $1.17 $35.00
90 Tab Celexa 40mg - Generic $1.11 $100.00

Details

Citalopram hydrobromide is the generic available in Celexa brand, which is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and is used to care for depression and panic disorders.

How Celexa acts?

Celexa having Citalopram HBr is a SSRI, which inhibits its neuronal reuptake from CNS and potentiates serotonergic activity in CNS by increasing serotonin level of brain and helps in the treatment of major depression and elevates mood and emotions.

It has minimum effects on epinephrine and dopamine neuronal reuptake.

Who should not take Celexa?

  • Contraindicated in patients allergic to Celexa or any of its ingredients
  • Contraindicated in pregnant ladies or who are planning to conceive
  • Contraindicated in breast feeding ladies
  • Contraindicated in patients with heart disorder, bleeding disorder, liver or kidney disease medical history
  • Contraindicated in patients who are treated with methylene blue injection


How you should store Celexa?

Store Celexa at room temperature away from heat and moisture


What are the drug interactions of Celexa?

  • MAO inhibitors - Isocarboxazid, phenelzine, linezolid
  • NSAID's - Aspirin, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, celecoxib leads to upper GIT bleeding
  • Anti depressants - clomipramine, amitriptyline, doxepin, nortriptyline, imipramine
  • Tryptophan
  • Anti malarial drugs- Chloroquine, mefloquine
  • Antibiotics - Azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, pentamidine
  • HIV or AIDS medicines
  • Narcotic medicines- Fentanyl, methadone
  • Seizure medications
  • Antacids - Cimetidine, omeprazole, lansoprazole
  • Anti psychotic medicines - Chlorpromazine, clozapine, haloperidol, pimozide,
  • Blood thinners- Warfarin, coumadin


How you should take Celexa?

  • Starting dose of Celexa is 20mg once daily either in morning or in evening.
  • 40mg daily dose after 1 week is more effective than 60mg dose.


What should be done in case of doses if?-

Missed Dose- Do not take extra medicine if you missed your dose and skip it if it is your next dosing time

Over Dose- Overdose leads to serious side effects of hallucinations, vomiting, suicidal thoughts, so get emergency medical help in case of overdose


What would be the side effects of taking Celexa?

  • Abnormal dreams
  • Pain in muscles and joints
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Dry mouth
  • Confusion
  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of memory
  • Change in sleeping pattern
  • Constipation, diarrhea
  • Numbness in arm and leg
  • Palpitation
  • Weakness


What precautions should be taken care while getting Celexa?

  • All patients should be monitored and observed appropriately when they are on Celexa treatment because of unusual change in behavior that may lead to develop suicidal risk
  • Patients should avoid alcohol use as it will make you dizzy, faint, and drowsy
  • It is cautious to drive and do any attentive activity while on Celexa treatment as it will change your vision and make you sleepy and impair your thinking reactions
  • Celex increase serotonin levels so it may cause serotonin syndrome

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