What is Celexa (Citalopram) 20mg Used for?
Celexa (Citalopram) 20mg treats depression, including major depressive conditions (MDD). It is an antidepressant that belongs to a class of drugs understood as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These drugs are thought to work by increasing the activity of a serotonin chemical in the brain.
Celexa, a 20mg Tablet, is a type of antidepressant that belongs to the particular serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group of drugs. It is prescribed to treat depression, which helps to feel better and prevents further episodes of depression. This medication is also used to treat panic disorder.
What are the severe side effects of Celexa?
Serious side effects that have been registered with Celexa include the following:
- suicidal thoughts and conducts in children and young adults*
- withdrawal manifestation if you stop taking the drug suddenly†
- bruising or bleeding more quickly than expected.
- Abnormal heart rhythms.
- Hypomania or mania (episodes of high energy and excitement)
Is Celexa good for sleep?
These medications can do double duty by helping you sleep and improving your mood. But for some people, SSRIs can cause insomnia, so your doctor may tell you to take them in the morning, sometimes with an additional medicine for a short time to help people sleep at night. Some examples are: Citalopram (Celexa)
When is the best time to use Citalopram?
You can take it at any time, but it’s best to stick to the same time every day. You can carry it with or without food. If you have trouble sleeping, it is best to take it in the morning. If you take citalopram liquid drops, mix them with water and drink them immediately.
Is Citalopram good for stress?
Citalopram, also known by the brand name Celexa, is FDA-approved as an antidepressant. However, it may also be prescribed “off-label” to treat anxiety diseases (such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder) if your doctor thinks it is appropriate for your circumstances.
What is citalopram hydrobromide used for?
The primary FDA-approved clinical use for citalopram hydrobromide is for treating depression in adults. Non-FDA-approved uses include:
- Alcohol use disorder.
- Coronary arteriosclerosis.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- Panic disorder.
- Postmenopausal hot flashes.
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Citalopram hydrobromide is the orally bioavailable hydrobromide salt of the racemic bicyclic naphthalene derivative citalopram with antidepressant activity. As a demanding serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), Citalopram selectively inhibits neuronal reuptake of serotonin into the CNS, thereby potentiating serotonergic activity in the central nervous system (CNS).
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