If you have depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression), your healthcare provider may prescribe Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide).
When the levels of a specific brain chemical (serotonin) become imbalanced, it can cause various conditions, including depression. As a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medicine, Celexa works by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more remains in the space between the brain's nerve cells. Clinical studies have shown Celexa to be effective for depression treatment in adults. Also, long-term studies have shown that fewer people taking it relapse (have their depression come back) than people not taking it.
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 more information on Celexa, a medicine used to treat depression. This article also provides an in-depth look at how the medicine works, general precautions, and potential side effects.)