Celexa (Citalopram Hydrobromide)
Celexa is an antidepressant that is widely used to treat depression. Depression has been around since the start of mankind. According to the Bible, Job and King David suffered with depression. For hundreds of years many famous works of literature have featured characters with this disorder.
Packet of Celexa 40 mg tablets for Canadian market
During the 19th Century, people who suffered with depression were considered to have a weak character. Fortunately, today science has proved that depression is a medical illness that is caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitters (chemicals) in our brains. The chemical that promotes feelings of joy and happiness is called serotonin.
When the brain is not producing enough serotonin, depression can occur. Depression is characterized by negative thought patterns, behavior and moods. It can cause a feeling of continual sadness and even affect us physically, and cause sleep and eating disorders. Drugs like Celexa can re-balance the correct levels of serotonin.
Depression is one of the most common illnesses in the world. It is said that 10 percent of all adults, 8 percent of adolescents and 2 percent of pre-puberty children suffer with some level of depression.
If you suspect that you are depressed, you will need to consult a doctor. The doctor will ask you certain questions before diagnosing this disorder. If you have been feeling emotionally sad for longer than 2 weeks, or if you are battling to function at home, work or school, you could well be depressed. Depression can affect your relationship with friends and family.
Celexa belongs to a genre of drugs called SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). Doctors often prefer prescribing SSRI antidepressants because they have fewer side effects. If your doctor puts you on a course of Celexa, you should soon be able to be a happier person and enjoy life a lot more.
Remember however that you might only feel better after 4 weeks because it may take a while for Celexa to start working to its full potential.
Celexa is available in various dosages, you can buy generic Citalopram 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg online. No prescription needed. All you need is to place an order for the required quantity on Canadian online pharmacy store.
The generic name for Celexa is Citalopram. It is an antidepressant used majorly for treating depression and its symptoms. It belongs to the category of antidepressants named selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It helps in prolonging the reuptake of serotonin from the synaptic cleft which helps in elevating the mood of patients suffering from depression. To see prominent results, the treatment course must extend to few weeks. Celexa is sold in the market with other brand names as well. Another brand name that is popular in the market is Cipramil. Ask your doctor about the side-effects of this drug for precautionary measures. In 1998, this drug was approved officially by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Uses of Celexa
As mentioned before, it is used for depression and its prominent symptoms. Though depression is the major deal, other disorders can also be treated using Celexa. They might be off-label uses of the drug.
- Hot flashes
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Eating disorders
- Body dismorphic disorder
- Premenstrual dysphoric syndrome (PMDD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Panic disorder
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Anxiety disorders
Side-effects of Celexa
You must be careful regarding the side-effects that may come along with the use of this medication. Make sure you discuss it with your doctor. Some of them are mentioned here.
- Severe headache
- Body ache (pain)
- Tooth grinding
- Loosing voice
- Nasal congestion
- Muscle tightness
- Tarry and black stools
- Stomach pain
- Overactive reflexes
- Sore throat
- Chest pain
- Pale skin
- Back pain or leg pain
- Twitching, trembling, or shaking
- Painful urination
- Poor coordination
- Recurrent fainting
- Bloody stools
- Slow or even irregular heartbeat
- Red and purple spots on the skin
- Swelling of ankles, face, and hands
- Feeling too tired or weak
- Feeling too excited that may be uncontrollable
- Memory loss
- Lacking emotions
- Breast enlargement and sensitivity
- Bleeding gums
- Menstrual changes
- Blurred vision
- Itchy skin rashes
- Fainting and dizziness
- Behavioural changes similar to a person drunk person
- Concentration difficulties
- Increased thirst
Celexa has been found useful for many conditions, but a patient having certain issues cannot use it because of harmful interactions. They are:
- Liver problems
- Heart disease
- Chronic heart failure
- Suicidal ideation
- Slow heartbeat
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
- Bleeding seen through stomach or the oesophagus
- Recent history of heart attack
- Slow heartbeat
Pregnancy and Celexa
The pregnancy category C was assigned to this medication because of the visible risks in animal research studies. This makes the drug harmful to the unborn baby.
Mode of Ingestion
This drug is administered to patients through the mouth.
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