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Celexa

No Prescription

Celexa is a drug for depression.
Celexa works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.
Celexa is prescribed to treat depression.
Celexa is in a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Contraindications

Celexa is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder;
- Diabetes;
- Heart disease;
- Kidney or liver disease;
- Receiving electroconvulsive therapy;
- Seizures (convulsions);
- Suicidal thoughts or a previous suicide attempt;
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Celexa, esCelexa, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to become pregnant;
- Breast-feeding;
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Celexa esCelexa (Lexapro) or any other medications;
- Tell your doctor if you are taking pimozide (Orap) or a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan) phenelzine (Nardil) selegiline (Eldepryl Emsam Zelapar) and tranylcypromine (Parnate) or if you have stopped taking an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days Your doctor will probably tell you not to take Celexa If you stop taking Celexa you should wait at least 14 days before you start to take an MAO inhibitor;
- You should know that Celexa is very similar to another SSRI esCelexa (Lexapro) You should not take these two medications together;
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what other script and nonscript medications and vitamins you are taking or plan to take Be sure to mention any of the following: anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin (Coumadin)other antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil) amoxapine (Asendin) clomipramine (Anafranil) desipramine (Norpramin) doxepin (Adapin Sinequan) imipramine (Tofranil) nortriptyline (Aventyl Pamelor) protriptyline (Vivactil) and trimipramine (Surmontil);
- Tell your doctor what nutritional supplements and herbal products you are taking especially products that contain St John's wort or tryptophan;
- Tell your doctor if you have recently had a heart attack and if you have or have ever had seizures or liver kidney or heart disease;
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding If you become pregnant while taking Celexa call your doctor;
- You should know that Celexa may make you drowsy Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you;

Interactions

Do not take Celexa with any of the following drugs:
- Certain diet drugs like dexfenfluramine, fenfluramine, phentermine, sibutramine;
- Cisapride;
- EsCelexa;
- MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate;
- Nefazodone;
- Phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine;
- Pimozide;
- Procarbazine;
- St John's Wort;
- Tryptophan;
- Venlafaxine;
- Amphetamine or dextroamphetamine;
- Aspirin and aspirin-like drugs;
- Carbamazepine;
- Cimetidine;
- Linezolid;
- Drugs for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances;
- Drugs for migraine headache like almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan;
- Drugs that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, and dalteparin;
- Drugs that treat HIV infection or AIDS;
- Metoprolol;
- NSAIDs, drugs for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen;

Side Effects

Celexa side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- Confusion;
- Dizziness or light headedness;
- Fast talking and excited feelings or actions that are out of control;
- Hallucination, loss of contact with reality;
- Seizures;
- Suicidal thoughts or other mood changes;
- Unusual bleeding or bruising;
- Blurred vision;
- Change in appetite;
- Change in sex drive or performance;
- Headache;
- Increased sweating;
- Nausea;
- Trouble sleeping;
- Nausea;
- Diarrhea;
- Vomiting;
- Stomach pain;
- Drowsiness;
- Excessive tiredness;
- Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body;
- Excitement;
- Nervousness;
- Muscle or joint pain;
- Dry mouth;
- Excessive sweating;
- Changes in sex drive or ability;

Overdose

Reported Celexa overdose symptoms are:
- Dizziness;
- Sweating;
- Upset stomach;
- Vomiting;
- Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body;
- Drowsiness;
- Rapid irregular or pounding heartbeat;
- Memory loss;
- Confusion;
- Seizures;
- Coma;

Dosage

ADULTS

The recommended starting dose of Celexa tablets or oral solution is 20 mg once a day. Dosage is usually increased to 40 mg once daily after at least a week has passed. Do not exceed 40 mg a day.

For older adults and those who have liver problems, the recommended dose is 20 mg once a day.

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