Celexa

Active Ingredient(s): Citalopram
FDA Approved: * July 17, 1998
Pharm Company: * FOREST LABS
Category: Antidepressant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Celexa Overview

Citalopram (brand names: Celexa, Cipramil and others) is an antidepressant drug of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It has U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to treat major depression,[2] which it received in 1998,[3] and is prescribed off-label for other conditions. In Australia, the UK, Germany, Portugal, Poland, and most European countries, it is licensed for depressive episodes and panic disorder with or without agoraphobia....

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Celexa side effects - help

My doctor put me on celexa 20 mg 6 months ago and the side effects were just too much. I have an irregular heartbeat for many years that was never a problem until I began this medication. When I asked him about this he for some reason became very defensive and said celexa had nothing to do with it and to keep taking it. I ended up firing him and I now have another doctor who says celexa will cause problems with someone who does have an irregular heatbeat. He's weaned me off of it, but the side effects are still there. I'm experiencing terrible mood swings I'm having a difficult time controlling, I also for lack of a better word-space out. I had the same side effects while on this medication. Could anyone tell me when I will even out again? I've only been off of it for a ...

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Can I Mix Celexa And Methadone

i wanted to know if iam already methadone is it safe to take celexa? ## It is actually recommended that combining the two be avoided and an alternative medication be used in replace of the Celexa, if someone is already on Methadone. Combining the two of them increases the risk of QT prolongation, cardiac arrhythmias and a couple of other health risks. Did your doctor prescribe both? ## I'm on 60mg of methadone for the past year. I started taking celexa for the past 5 months. It works wonders for me. Always tell your Dr what you're on. My Dr knows what I'm on and he says its ok to take. I started on 20mg first now I'm on 30mg. ## I'm on 10 mg of Methadone 3 times daily ,and my Dr.just started me on 10 mg of Celexa. Is it OK to mix together? I've been on it for a w...

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Celexa-Brain Zaps

My 12 year old son began taking celexa 10 days ago (10 mg). The results are awesome. His mood is much better, no sadness, more talkative, excitement and joy seems to have returned. This morning after a couple hours at school he told me that he was getting like quick electric "zaps" in his head. They only last a second. He says they are like when someone touches you after "rubbing their feet on the carpet" type zaps. I've googled, and all I can find is that these are withdrawl symptoms from celexa. Has anyone else experienced this at the start up of this medication? Loving the results until this happened. Hoping they don't need to change his meds and this will go away. ## That can happen when someone is new to taking such a medication, it is not just a withdrawal ...

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Celexa - difference in manufacturers

My daughter has been doing well on 30mg of the generic for celexa, citalopram which is manufactured by Torrent. They are small pink oval pills marked with 1010. After a couple of days of unbearable behavior which is indicative of not taking her medicine and her telling me she felt like she wasn't on her meds, I realized, that the pills were different. After some research these bigger pink pills marked with 508 are manufactured by Caraco. Could there be that significant difference in manufacturers of the same drug? ## I assume you mean 20mgs? Because that is the dosage in both of the tablets you mentioned. However yes, there can be differences from one generic medication to another. They are allowed to differ from the name brand, in the amount of the active ingredient, by as much as ...

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ADHD with Depression severe anxiety PTSD

My phychiatrist RX me celexa for depression ~ Then he tryed me on 5 types of anphedamien type Meds for ADHD Thoes Meds freaked me out I thought to myself. ppl actually get addicted to this stuff? But when I asked him to RX me enough Lorazepam , the smallest does 0.5 msg i think, enough for 1 or 2 tabs a week he about had a cow . Yet he'd give me anphedameins, up to 30 mg 2x's a day? I wish I never when to him and stayed with my primary Dr as he had RX it for me with one refil. Anyway I'm going to see the shrink next week, it's been three months. Tobeg him toperscribe me the Lorazapam as I stated above.. If he fights me on this I'm asking him why it's ok fir me to take anphedamins with my celex and not the smal does of the Lorazapam I'm asking fir for anxiety ...

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Weaning off Celexa

This is hell. I'm having rage, and I mean RAGE attacks! I've been off Celexa for about one week. I weaned myself off of Celexa, while replacing it with St. John's Wort. I'm taking 2800 mg SJW to offset no Celexa, and it definitely is helping. But the rage attacks are scary. Really scary. Like road rage type scary. Help. ## While St. John's Wort is said to help with depression, and anxiety, it does not actually replace a prescription medication, since it's efficacy is not clinically proven, nor are its effects comparable to a prescription medication, in spite of the claims that are made about it. That is also a very high dosage to be taken of it, generally it is not recommended that someone take more than 1,200mgs of it per day. Thus, the greatest chance you are f...

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Is it safe and effective to take 2 year expired Celexa 20 mg

Is it safe and effective to take 2 year expired Celexa 20 mg? ## Hello, Colleen! How are you? This medication doesn't get dangerous, once expired, but it does degrade over time and lose effectiveness. It would be best to dispose of them and see your doctor for a new prescription. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi, why not call your pharmacist? I know Walgreens is always more than happy to answer questions for me. Take care. ## Hi, why not call your pharmacist? I know most drugstores are always more than happy to answer questions for me. Take care. ## What is celexa used for.it has been a while since I took it.need some thing for yeast infection.

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Celexa 40 Mg Once A Day Or 2 20mg In Am And Pm

DOES ANYBODY HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH TAKING 40MG CELEXA ONCE DAILY VERSUS 20MG IN THE MORNING AND 20 MG AT NIGHT? THANKS! ## I moved up to 40 mg once daily about 1 year ago. It's a lot easier to remember to take it and I find it worked better for me at the higher dose, but don't miss a dose or you'll feel really wierd. ## AFTER TAKING 40MLG OF CELEXA FOR ABOUT A YR. IT FEELS LIKE ITS STOPPPD WORKIN ANY BODY ELSE? ## The number of daily doses for medications like this can really depend on the patient. Most doctors will try to go with a once daily dosing, because as Baxter mentioned, it is easier to get someone to remember to take medications once a day, rather than twice. However, splitting the doses up can work better for some medications, to give people better control, so doin...

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IG 208 - splitting this pill in half

Can I break this pill in half or fourths and take it? - "208 IG" white round pill (celexa). ## InvaGen pharmaceuticals lists this tablet as containing 40mgs of Citalopram which is an antidepressant. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, and mood changes. And yes, it is a regular release formulation, so it can be cut. Are you on any other medications?

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Did it take you a long time to adjust to Celexa?

I have both Anxiety and Depression, tried several SSRIs that didn't work. Dr put me on Celexa 10mg beginning April 1st...he warned me it would be rough at first. THAT is the truth... I have been SO much worse with anxiety... So I've only been on that low dose for 2 weeks. I feel SO discouraged because am not having ANY signs of feeling one bit better. Could you please share your experiences with me about how long it took. I'd really appreciate it, thanks. ## Yes, it can take about 4 to 5 weeks for this class of medications to reach their full level of efficacy in your body and for you to know how well it may, or may not work for you. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and weight changes. How are ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Citalopram
  • Solution: 10mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 60mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Celexa: (7 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0456-4010 Celexa 10 mg Oral Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-4020 Celexa 20 mg Oral Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-4040 Celexa 40 mg Oral Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 35356-046 Celexa 40 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 54868-4159 Celexa 20 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4226 Celexa 40 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4985 Celexa 10 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Citalopram or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

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Celexa 40 Mg Once A Day Or 2 20mg In Am And Pm
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Celexa side effects - help
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Celexa-Brain Zaps
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Celexa - difference in manufacturers
My daughter has been doing well on 30mg of the generic for celexa, citalopram which is manufactured by Torrent. They are... 3 replies
celexa night sweats
I was on 40 mg of Celexa for about a year when I started getting terrible night sweats - in the winter. I attributed it ... 3 replies
Celexa GENERIC/PLACEBO
HI. I switched from zoloft to celexa 20mg almost four weeks ago. I feel like Im going downhill more and more everyday th... 3 replies
celexa
Dose celexa make you gain weight? ## it says on the list of side effects that there is a possible risk of weight loss or... 3 replies
celexa medicine
I have been on 20mg of Celexa for 5 weeks now. I have noticed little difference. I have to take ativan to get through th... 2 replies
Celexa and temazapam
Hi, For the last three weeks I have taking citalopram 20 mg (a generic of celexa) and 15mg temazapam. The first 2 and ha... 2 replies
Celexa and Coreg
I take 20 mg of Coreg cr at bedtime and would like to take celexa 5 mg at night also to see if it makes a difference in ... 2 replies






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