This medication is used to treat depression.
- Do not share this medication with others.
- Store at room temperature of 59 to 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
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Celexa (citalopram) 10 mg/5 ml
- HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: Take this product by mouth, generally once daily with or without food.
- Try to take it at the same time each day so you will remember to take it.
- Dosage is adjusted based on age, response to treatment and other medical conditions.
- It may take several weeks for the full effect of this medication to occur.
- Do not stop taking this medication or change the dose without first consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
- Dizziness, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, dry mouth, nausea, diarrhea, increased sweating, headache, and may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication.
- If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor.
- Report promptly mental/mood changes, tremors or changes in sexual desire or ability.
- Unlikely but report promptly muscle restlessness, stiffness or weakness, fever, rash or muscle/joint pain.
- Very unlikely but report promptly swelling of hands, feet or face or change in amount of urine.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor your medical history, including any allergies, seizures, other mental conditions (e.g, bipolar disorder), liver or kidney disease.
- Use caution when performing tasks that require alertness (e.g., driving) until you know how you react to this medication.
- To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated position, get up slowly.
- Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the use of alcohol before using this medication.
- This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
- Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- This drug is excreted into breast milk.
- Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- Caution is advised when this drug is used in the elderly, as they may be more sensitive to the side effects of this product.
- If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
- If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
- Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, selegiline, tranylcypromine, phenelzine, moclobemide), cimetidine, lithium, metoprolol, and drugs that may cause drowsiness, such as anti-anxiety or anti-seizure drugs, sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), tramadol, other psychiatric medications (e.g, venlafaxine, nefazodone, tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline, SSRIs such as fluoxetine), or certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), which are also found in many cough-and-cold products.
- Also report drugs for migraines (e.g., "triptans" such as sumatriptan, or ergot drugs) or for weight loss (e.g., sibutramine, dexfenfluramine).
- If you are currently taking an MAO inhibitor, wait at least 14 days between discontinuing the MAO inhibitor and starting therapy with this drug, or vice versa.
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.