Celexa is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs). It is prescribed for treatment of major depression associated with mood disorders, body dysmorphic disorder and anxiety.
It is recommended to take the medicine as it was prescribed by your doctor. Take it with a big glass of water. You can take with or without food. Do not exceed your dose.
Before starting your treatment with Celexa inform your doctor about all conditions you may have, especially about allergy to the medicine or other allergies, bipolar confusion, eye, liver or kidney problems. Middle aged people can be more sensitive to the medicine.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women and patients with hypersensitivity to Celexa can't use the medicine.
Possible side effect
Side effects can be the following: quick and irregular pulse, tremor, anxiety, blurred vision, vomiting, fever, and diarrhoea. Serious side effects are unlikely to occur.
Celexa can interact with the following medicines: MAO inhibitors (Furazolidone, Isocarboxazid, Linezolid, Moclobemide Tranylcypromine), anti-arrhythmic drugs (Propafenone, Quinidine), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (Desvenlafaxine, Duloxetine, Milnacipram, Venlafaxine), antipsychotics, H2-receptor antagonists (Cimetidine, Ranitidine, Famotidine, Nizatidine).
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time of the next intake just skip it and go back to your schedule.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. The overdose symptoms are chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and feeling light-headed or fainting.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.
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