Order Generic Celexa (Buy Citalopram)

Brand Name Celexa
Generic Name Citalopram
Category Antidepressant
Medication 20 and 40 mg

Information to have about Citalopram (Generic Equivalent to Celexa) . .

What is Citalopram (Generic Celexa) and what are its uses ?
How does Citalopram (Generic Celexa) Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Citalopram (Generic Celexa) ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Citalopram (Generic Celexa)
Citalopram (Generic Celexa) Warnings and Precautions.
Citalopram (Generic Celexa) Side effects.

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What is Citalopram (Generic Celexa) and what are its uses ?

Citalopram (Generic Celexa) is in a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI).

Citalopram (Generic Celexa) is a medicine for depression and other related problems.

Citalopram (Generic Celexa) affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression.

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How does Citalopram (Generic Celexa) Works (Mechanism) ?

Citalopram (Generic Celexa) tablets contain the active ingredient citalopram hydrochloride, which is a type of antidepressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI).

Antidepressant medicines act on nerve cells in the brain. In the brain there are numerous different chemical compounds called neurotransmitters. These act as chemical messengers between the nerve cells. Serotonin is one such neurotransmitter and has various functions that we know of.

When serotonin is released from nerve cells in the brain it acts to lighten mood. When it is reabsorbed into the nerve cells, it no longer has an effect on mood. It is thought that when depression occurs, there may be a decreased amount of serotonin released from nerve cells in the brain.

Citalopram (Generic Celexa) works by preventing serotonin from being reabsorbed back into the nerve cells in the brain. This helps prolong the mood lightening effect of any released serotonin. In this way, Citalopram (Generic Celexa) helps relieve depression, panic and fear.

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Dosage: How should you take Citalopram (Generic Celexa) ?

Take Citalopram (Generic Celexa) tablets orally.

Swallow the Citalopram (Generic Celexa) tablets with a drink of water. Citalopram (Generic Celexa) can be taken with or without food. Take your Citalopram (Generic Celexa) doses at regular intervals. Do not take Citalopram (Generic Celexa) more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your prescriber or health care professional's advice.

Citalopram (Generic Celexa) Dosage for Adults
The recommended starting dose of Citalopram (Generic Celexa) is 20 milligrams once a day. Citalopram (Generic Celexa) dosage is usually increased to 40 milligrams once daily after at least a week has passed. Do not exceed 40 milligrams a day.

Citalopram (Generic Celexa) Dosage for Older adults
For older adults and those who have liver problems, the recommended dose of Citalopram (Generic Celexa) is 20 milligrams once a day.

Citalopram (Generic Celexa) Dosage for Children
Citalopram (Generic Celexa) is not for use in children.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of Citalopram (Generic Celexa) in children. Special care may be needed.

Have you skipped your Citalopram (Generic Celexa) dose?
If you miss a dose of Citalopram (Generic Celexa), take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Follow your prescriber or health care professional's advice on missed doses. Do not take double or extra doses of Citalopram (Generic Celexa) .

If you take too much of Citalopram (Generic Celexa)?
Incase of an overdose with Citalopram (Generic Celexa) seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms of Citalopram (Generic Celexa) overdose include
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • tremor,
  • drowsiness,
  • dizziness,
  • sweating, and
  • a fast heartbeat.

Where should you store Citalopram (Generic Celexa)?
Keep Citalopram (Generic Celexa) out of reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Citalopram (Generic Celexa) at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused amount of Citalopram (Generic Celexa) after the expiry date.

Available strengths of Citalopram (Generic Celexa)
Citalopram (Generic Celexa) tablets are available in the strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg.

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Possible food and drug interactions when taking Citalopram (Generic Celexa)

The following drugs may interact with Citalopram (Generic Celexa) and they may increase or decrease the activity of Citalopram (Generic Celexa)

  • cisapride
  • escitalopram
  • medicines called MAO inhibitors-phenelzine, tranylcypromine, isocarboxazid, selegiline
  • alosetron
  • alprazolam
  • amphetamine
  • aspirin, warfarin, or nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen
  • buspirone
  • carbamazepine
  • certain diet drugs (dexfenfluramine, fenfluramine, phentermine, sibutramine)
  • clarithromycin
  • cimetidine
  • cyproheptadine
  • dexamethasone
  • dextromethorphan
  • dextroamphetamine
  • diazepam
  • diltiazem
  • erythromycin
  • ethosuximide
  • furazolidone
  • grapefruit juice
  • kava kava
  • ketoconazole
  • linezolid
  • lithium
  • medicines that treat depression or other mood problems
  • medicines that treat HIV infection or AIDS
  • methadone
  • migraine headache medicines (almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan)
  • medicines for psychosis or severe mood problems
  • modafinil
  • nefazodone
  • nicardipine
  • phenobarbital
  • phenytoin
  • prescription pain relievers (codeine, hydrocodone, meperidine, morphine, tramadol, oxycodone)
  • primidone
  • procarbazine
  • quinine
  • rifabutin
  • rifampin
  • St. John's Wort
  • troglitazone
  • tryptophan
  • valerian
  • verapamil

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of grapefruit juice, drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Citalopram (Generic Celexa) works.

Who should not take Citalopram (Generic Celexa)?
Citalopram (Generic Celexa) should not be used if you suffer from uncontrollable epilepsy, bipolar affective disorder (manic episodes of manic depression) and also by people who have taken a monoamine-oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) in the last 14 days.

Citalopram (Generic Celexa) should not be taken during treatment with escitalopram (Lexapro). Also, if you have had an allergic reaction to escitalopram (Lexapro), you may also have an allergic reaction to citalopram. Do not take Citalopram (Generic Celexa) without first talking to your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to Citalopram (Generic Celexa) in the past.

Citalopram (Generic Celexa) is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Citalopram (Generic Celexa) will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Citalopram (Generic Celexa) without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Citalopram (Generic Celexa) passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Do not take Citalopram (Generic Celexa) without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Citalopram (Generic Celexa) should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Citalopram (Generic Celexa) and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

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Citalopram (Generic Celexa) Warnings and Precautions.

Inform your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Continue to take your Citalopram (Generic Celexa) tablets even if you do not immediately feel better. It can take about 4 weeks before you feel the full effect of Citalopram (Generic Celexa).

Patients and their families should watch out for worsening depression or thoughts of suicide. Also watch out for sudden or severe changes in feelings such as feeling anxious, agitated, panicky, irritable, hostile, aggressive, impulsive, severely restless, overly excited and hyperactive, or not being able to sleep. If this happens, especially at the beginning of antidepressant treatment or after a change in dose, call your health care professional.

If you have been taking Citalopram (Generic Celexa) regularly for some time, do not suddenly stop taking it. You must gradually reduce the dose, or your symptoms may get worse. Ask your prescriber or health care professional for advice.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how Citalopram (Generic Celexa) affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of Citalopram (Generic Celexa). Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds, or allergies without asking your prescriber or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients can increase possible side effects of Citalopram (Generic Celexa).

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water will help.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Citalopram (Generic Celexa).

Citalopram (Generic Celexa) Side effects.

Side effects of Citalopram (Generic Celexa) that should be reported to your health care professional as soon as possible:

Rare or uncommon side effects of Citalopram (Generic Celexa) :

  • confusion
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • skin rash, itching (hives)
  • fast talking and excited feelings or actions that are out of control
  • suicidal thoughts
  • vomiting

More common side effects of Citalopram (Generic Celexa) :

  • agitation, anxiety, or restlessness, especially in the first week of treatment or when doses are changed

Side effects of Citalopram (Generic Celexa) that should be reported to your health care professional if they continue or are bothersome:

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