Although most people tolerate Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide) well, it is not free of dangerous risks. Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about the risks that may apply to you. Dangers of this medication include potential side effects. Some of the most common Celexa side effects include:
- Dry mouth
- Increased sweating
- Shakiness (tremor)
- Ejaculation problems.
Although side effects of Celexa tend to be minor, there are some serious side effects of the medication that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, or a fast heart rate.
Other Celexa warnings apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives). Also, it may be dangerous to take Celexa if you have certain medical conditions, such as liver disease, epilepsy, or bipolar disorder.
(Click Celexa Side Effects and Celexa Warnings and Precautions for more information on potential Celexa dangers to be aware of before starting treatment with this medication. This article also explains what to tell your healthcare provider before using Celexa and who may not be able to safely use the medication.)