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Overview of Celexa Drug

Many people are experiencing various mental disorders, the most common reason is stress. There is a constant feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities that are related to their life. This mental condition is called depression. Buy Celexa online to fight against this mental condition.

Celexa is a prescription medicine and an antidepressant medication. It is used to treat depression and MDD (major depressive disorder) in adults. Citalopram HBr (hydrobromide) is a generic variant and an active ingredient as well, which is sold under the brand name, Celexa. It is approved by the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to treat depression.

Mechanism of Action of Celexa Medication:

The mechanism of this drug is not clear yet. This drug contains Citalopram HBr which belongs to the class of drugs known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). Depression disorder is generally caused due to low levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin or norepinephrine. 

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for exchanging messages between the central nervous system (CNS) and all over the body. It affects emotion, mood, and sleep in a person. After passing the message, serotonin gets reabsorbed by the nerve cells, which is called reuptake. 

SSRIs are antidepressants, and after taking Celexa, it inhibits or prevents the reuptake of serotonin. This allows more serotonin to transmit the message between the brain and the body. 

Dose and Dosage Strength of Celexa Medicine:

This anti-anxiety medicine is available in the form of an oral tablet and an oral solution. The dosage strength is as follows:-

  • 10 mg
  • 20 mg
  • 40 mg

The initial dose starts with 20 mg, once a day. It can be consumed on an empty stomach or with food. The strength of the dose can adjust after 7 days of the treatment by a healthcare provider.

For patients who are above the age of 60 years (geriatric), the recommended dose is 20 mg.

Uses of Celexa Drug:

1) Prescribed-form Use

  • Depression:- It is a prescription-only drug that also acts as an antidepressant. It is mainly used to treat depression, which may vary from mild to severe. 

2) Off-label Use (Non-prescribed)

  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD):- This medication is used to treat SAD, which is also known as social phobia. It is the condition in which an individual feels fear, embarrassment, and anxiety during social interaction. This causes anxiety due to fear of situations, such as being judged and humiliated by others.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder:- It is a behavioral disorder in which there is a pattern of unwanted or intrusive thoughts that become obsessions and this leads to repetitive behavior, which is called compulsion.

3) Other Use

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD):- It is a condition in which a person gets worried about situations and issues that occur in their daily life.


Side Effects of Celexa:

Common Side effects

  • Feeling sleepy (drowsiness)
  • Decrease appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Nose bleeding
  • Blurry vision
  • Constipation
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Feeling weak
  • Heavy bleeding during menstruation
  • Diarrhea
  • Sexual problem
  • Sore throat
  • Lightheaded (woozy)
  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
  • Frequently passing urine
  • Feeling Thirsty
  • Feeling shaky (tremors)
  • Weight loss

Serious Side Effects:

  • Palpitation (irregular heartbeat)
  • Abnormal muscle movement like twitching and stiffness (seizures)
  • Twitching (contraction of muscles)
  • Hallucination
  • Low coordination
  • Feeling fainting (dizziness)
  • Unstoppable bleeding from gums, vagina, and nose
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Feeling restless and being talkative
  • Confusion
  • Forgetfulness (brain fog)
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts

Note: There is a risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in adults who are above the age of 25 years. Celexa drug has a boxed warning by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is not approved for children.

Safety Measures:

  • Never abruptly stop taking the medicine due to its withdrawal symptoms like headache, mood swings, difficulty in sleeping, feeling sluggish, etc.
  • To prevent nausea, it is recommended to take this drug without food. This is because the absorption of the medicine will not increase after taking food.
  • Due to drug interaction, it is advised not to take this drug with other centrally-acting medications.
  • Alcohol consumption is not recommended while taking the drug.
  • Inform your doctor before symptoms get worse.
  • This medicine should not be taken before getting a prescription from a healthcare professional.
  • Do not take Celexa, if you have used MAO inhibitor (monoamine oxidase) (used to treat depression) within 14 days. It may cause a fatal reaction.