Celexa is prescribed for the treatment of depression and mood changes.
An antidepressant medicine, Celexa belongs to the group of drugs called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. The drug acts on serotonin, a substance which determines the mood changes.
Celexa has to be taken as per your doctor's direction. Never take more of the drug or take the drug for longer days unless the doctor has asked you. Never stop Celexa in the middle of a dosage as it can only lead to many complications.
Never miss any dose for better results. But if you miss any dose of Celexa, you can use it as you remember it. But if it is time for your regular dosage, skip the missed one and continue with your scheduled doses.
In case you have taken an overdose of Celexa, contact the doctor without any delay.
Rapid heartbeat, Nausea, tremor, vomiting, sweating, dizziness and seizures are some of the overdose Celexa symptoms.
The doctor will be able to prescribe the right dosage and the right prescription only if you inform him about all your medical conditions. Never hide from the physician if you have any diseases related to kidney, liver, heart and blood.
Celexa is FDA pregnancy category C, which means that it is harmful to the newborn. Therefore pregnant women and those who hope to conceive soon have to avoid the drug. As Celexa medicine passes into breast milk, never feed the newborn as it can lead to many risks in the newborn.
Celexa should also be not given to persons who are younger than 18 years of age.
When taking Celexa medicine, you may have suicidal thoughts. So if you come across any behaviour or mood changes, never delay in contacting your doctor. Moreover, for the first few weeks, you have to be under the constant watch of your doctor.
Celexa should not be used if you are using any Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor like isocarboxazid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline and tranylcypromine. In case you are taking any MAOI, you have to wait for 2 weeks before starting Celexa. Oreover, if you have to take any MAOI medicines after completing Celexa medication, you have to wait for 14 days.
After taking Celexa, never drive or perform any hard task as the drug can cause dizziness and also it may impair the thinking.
Celexa also comes with many allergic reactions and also side effects. Hives, breathing difficulty and swelling are the common allergic reactions one can experience after taking Celexa.
You should have to stop Celexa medicine and also seek immediate medical help if you cme aross any serious side effects including mood changes, panic attacks, anxiety, sleeping problems, hyperactive, stiff muscles, fever, fast/uneven heartbeats, sweating, tremors, vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea, appetite loss, loss of coordination, headache, memory problems, confusion and fainting.
The lesser known side effects include drowsiness, insomnia, mild nausea, stomach upset, gas, weight changes, urinating more, decreased sex drive, orgasm problems and cold.
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