Citalopram - Overview of Uses and Side Effects

Citalopram is an antidepressant medication that belongs to the class of SSRIs. It is prescribed to treat depression, panic disorder, and other conditions.
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Available with a prescription from healthcare providers.
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Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Citalopram FAQ

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What is citalopram used for?

Citalopram is also used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD). Citalopram belongs to a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.

What are the side effects of citalopram?

Citalopram may cause serious side effects. Call your doctor at once if you have: blurred vision, eye pain or redness, seeing halos around lights; fast or pounding heartbeats, pain or fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out);

How long does it take for citalopram to work?

Key facts 1 It usually takes 4 to 6 weeks for citalopram to work. 2 Side effects such as tiredness, dry mouth and sweating are common. ... 3 If you and your doctor decide to take you off citalopram, your doctor may recommend reducing your dose gradually to help prevent extra side effects. 4 Citalopram is called by the brand name Cipramil.

What is Celexa (citalopram)?

Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Includes Celexa side effects, interactions and indications.

How long does citalopram take to work?

Citalopram, sold under the brand name Celexa among others, is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is used to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia. The antidepressant effects may take one to four weeks to occur.

What is Micromedex ® citalopram used for?

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex ® Citalopram is used to treat depression, including major depressive disorder (MDD). It is an antidepressant that belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

What is citalopram Sandoz used for?

Citalopram Sandoz contains the active ingredient citalopram hydrobromide. Citalopram Sandoz belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). They are thought to work by their actions on brain chemicals called amines which are involved in controlling mood. Citalopram Sandoz is used to treat depression.

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