Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide) is a prescription antidepressant approved to treat major depression or clinical depression.
As an antidepressant, Celexa works by helping to block the reuptake of a chemical in the brain called serotonin. This medication is part of a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Several clinical studies have shown Celexa to be effective at treating depression in adults. Also, a long-term study has shown that it can help prevent depression relapse.
Although most people do not experience problems with this antidepressant, Celexa can cause side effects. Common side effects of Celexa include sweating, insomnia, and nausea.
The drug comes in tablet and liquid form and is typically taken once daily. Celexa tablets are available in three strengths:
The liquid form of the medication is available in one strength -- Celexa Oral Solution 10 mg per 5 mL (equal to 10 mg per teaspoonful).
(Click Celexa for a more in-depth look at using this antidepressant in adults. This article also discusses how Celexa works and offers information on general precautions, dosages, and potential side effects.)