Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide) is a prescription drug commonly used for the treatment of depression in adults. Antidepressants such as this may take several weeks before they begin working. Often, the physical symptoms (such as pain or changes in sleep) will improve first, sometimes within the first few weeks of treatment. It usually takes at least four to six weeks before significant changes in mood occur.
Healthcare providers may occasionally recommend this drug for off-label reasons. At this time, there are several off-label uses (indications) for Celexa, including treatment of the following conditions:
- Eating disorders (including anorexia and bulimia)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
(Click Celexa Uses for more information about Celexa indications, including other off-label uses, and to find out how this medication works for depression.)