A healthcare provider may prescribe Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide) to treat depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression). Celexa comes in tablet and liquid form. It is taken by mouth, usually once a day. The 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).
Although most people tolerate this medication well, it is not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment with Celexa, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements). Some of the common side effects include insomnia, nausea, and sweating.
(Click Celexa for more information on how Celexa oral tablets and liquid can be beneficial in treating depression. This article also discusses general dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and tips on effectively using this medication.)