Generic Name - Citalopram Hydrobromide
Category - Heart Disease, Anti-Depressant
Generic for Celexa* is indicated for the treatment of depression. Depression is a stubbornly low mood and its symptoms may include loss of interest in usual activities, insomnia or excessive sleeping, a change in weight, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating and repeated thoughts of suicide. Citalopram works by boosting serotonin levels in the brain, one of the nervous system's primary chemical messengers that is known to elevate mood.
Generic for Celexa* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Celexa* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Celexa* should not be used by patients who have history of the following ailment conditions
Kidney or liver disease
There are a number of medication that interact with Generic for Celexa*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Other antidepressants such as Elavil, Norpramin
Generic for Celexa* Dosage and Adverse Effects (Use content from rxfactory direct)(Take only adult dosage and rare side effects content )
Generic for Celexa* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Celexa*,
Usual recommended dosage of Generic for Celexa* for Depression is 20 milligrams once a day. Dosage is usually increased to 40 milligrams once daily after at least a week has passed. Do not exceed 40 milligrams a day.
For older adults and those who have liver problems, the recommended dose is 20 milligrams once a day.
Generic for Celexa* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Celexa* side Effects include fever and chills, hoarseness, swelling of face, mouth, hands, or feet, trouble in swallowing or breathing (sudden), stomach pain, itching of skin, or yellow eyes or skin.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Celexa*.
Generic for Celexa* and Pregnancy
There are no adequate or well-controlled studies to indicate the safety and effectiveness of Generic for Celexa* in pregnant women. Celexa* should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to mother and fetus.
Generic for Celexa* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Celexa* passes into breast milk and may cause drowsiness, decreased feeding or weight loss in the breast-fed baby. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Celexa* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Celexa* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Celexa* and Geriatric
Studies do not indicate any overall difference in the safety and effectiveness of Generic for Celexa* with relation to age. However, citalopram is removed from the body more slowly in older people and an older person may need lower dose than a younger adult.
The above information about Generic for Celexa* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.