Celexa is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant that is used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD). Celexa is the brand name for citalopram hydrobromide, an antidepressant that is used to treat depression and anxiety. Celexa works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps to regulate mood.
Celexa is used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults and adolescents. It can also be used to treat other conditions such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Celexa may also be used to help reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression in people with bipolar disorder.
Celexa has been found to be effective in treating depression and anxiety. It is generally well-tolerated and has fewer side effects than other antidepressants. Celexa is also easy to find and is available in generic form, making it more affordable than other antidepressants.
Common side effects of Celexa include nausea, dry mouth, constipation, headache, insomnia, drowsiness, and increased sweating. Other more serious side effects include increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior, changes in weight or appetite, and changes in sexual desire or performance.
Active Ingredients and Synonyms
The active ingredient in Celexa is citalopram hydrobromide. Synonyms for citalopram hydrobromide include citalopram, Cipramil, and Celapram.
Celexa is an effective antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety, and other conditions. It is generally well-tolerated and has fewer side effects than other antidepressants. However, it is important to be aware of the potential side effects and to talk to your doctor if you experience any of them.
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