Although many people do not experience any problems while taking Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide), this medication is not free of risks. Some of the most common risks with Celexa include:
- Dry mouth
- Increased sweating
- Shakiness (tremor)
- Ejaculation problems.
If any problems do occur, they tend to be minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, there are some potentially serious Celexa risks that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience serious problems such as hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, or a fast heart rate.
Other Celexa warnings and precautions apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives). Also, you may not be able to take Celexa if you have certain medical conditions, such as bipolar disorder, epilepsy, or liver disease.
(Click Celexa Side Effects and Celexa Warnings and Precautions for more information on possible problems that may occur while taking this medication, including potentially serious problems that may require immediate medical care.)