Celexa (Citalopram HBr) is a medication used for the management of depression known as a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)
Celexa was developed by the Danish pharmaceutical firm H. Lundbeck A/S and is marketed in the U.S. by Forest Laboratories. Celexa was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug administration) in July of 1998.
Celexa is known as a “highly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor” with little similarity to other neurotransmitter receptors. Neurotransmitters are the chemicals that nerves within the brain use to communicate with each other. Celexa helps manage depression by preventing the uptake of one neurotransmitter (serotonin). Since Celexa is preventing the uptake of serotonin the brain has more “free” serotonin to help stimulate nerve cells which then helps maintain depression.
Celexa’s chemical structure is different than other SSRI’s. Therefore, Celexa may cause less drug interactions than some other antidepressants. Although Celexa still tends to have the same side effects that are reported with other SSRI’s
Side effects of Citalopram (Celexa) include but are not limited to:
Loss of Strength
Sexual side effects may also occur, these often do not diminish over time. This is known as “Post SSRI Sexual Dysfunction”.
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