Celexa for Children

Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide) is a medication that is often used for treating symptoms of depression and for preventing relapses. It is available by prescription only and belongs to a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
 
Healthcare providers will not recommend Celexa for children. At this time, the medicine is only licensed to treat depression in adults. Two studies looked at using Celexa for childhood depression, but these studies did not show that the medication was effective in this age group. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this drug in children with depression.
 
(Click Celexa Uses for more information about Celexa for children, to find out how this antidepressant works, and for a list of possible off-label uses.)
 
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