SSRIs Linked To Complications After Surgery

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, Paxil, and Celexa are linked to a higher risk of increased bleeding after surgery which may result in the need for blood transfusions. SSRI’s or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, are typically used to alleviate mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain, post traumatic stress disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.  They work by increasing the extracellular level … Continue Reading →


Antipsychotic Drugs In Conjunction With Antidepressants

Should one take an antidepressant like Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, and/or Zoloft in conjunction with an antipsychotic medication like Abilify, Seroquel, Risperdal and/or Symbyax? Traditionally, antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Antipsychotic drugs are not traditionally used to treat depression. However, it is not uncommon for doctors to prescribe antipsychotic drugs to people who do not fully respond to an antidepressant. … Continue Reading →


SSRI Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

Women taking SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) during pregnancy may increase the potential risk their newborn has congenital anomalies, neonatal withdrawal syndrome, and a rare heart and lung condition known as “Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of newborns” (PPHN). A population based cohort study from 1996 through 2007, used logistic regression to estimate relative risks of stillbirth, neonatal death, and postneonatal death associated with SSRI use during pregnancy. The study took maternal … Continue Reading →


Celexa | Citalopram HBr

There is a risk of heart rhythm abnormalities when taking Celexa (Citalopram HBr) Celexa is an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in July of 1998 to treat major depression. In 2011, the FDA publicized “Celexa should no longer be administered at doses greater than 40 mg per day, due to a risk of abnormal electrical activity in the heart, which may lead … Continue Reading →


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What Is Paxil

Paxil, like Zoloft, Lexapro, Prozac and Celexa is in a class of medications called SSRI’s or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Paxil was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 1992 and is used to treat a number of medical conditions including: Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Paxil is manufactured by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals and is said to be the … Continue Reading →


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Celexa

Celexa (Citalopram Hydrobromide) is a SSRI or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Even though Celexa is an SSRI, it has a chemical structure that is unrelated to other SSRI’s.  Celexa is a “Racemic Bicyclic Phthalane Derivative.” Celexa’s Box Warning: Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs “Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term studies of major depressive disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric … Continue Reading →


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Celexa Anti Depression Treatment

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 … Continue Reading →


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Side Effects of Celexa (Citalopram HBr)

Celexa (Citalopram HBr) is an antidepressant that affects chemicals in the brain that become unbalanced and cause depression Celexa is in a group of drugs called SSRI’s or Selective Serotonin reuptake Inhibitors. Celexa (Citalopram HBr) has serious adverse effects, get emergency help if you have any of the below symptoms: Skin Rash Hives Difficulty Breathing Swelling of the Face, Lips, Tongue or Throat Call your doctor if you have: Change … Continue Reading →


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Antidepressants and SSRI’s

Antidepressants or SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) such as Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Paxil and Celexa are medications used to treat depression. SSRI’s are meant to improve your mood, help you sleep, and increase your appetite and concentration. SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) work by helping the brain send and receive chemical messages by blocking the re-absorption of the neurotransmitter serotonin.   Which in turn boosts your mood. Some SSRI’s have … Continue Reading →