If you have depression, your healthcare provider may recommend the prescription drug Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide) to help improve your symptoms and to prevent relapses.
Most people respond well to this antidepressant. However, before you begin treatment with Celexa, safety issues regarding the medication should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. For example, it is important to know that all antidepressants can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior; you should seek medical attention if you experience anxiety, hostility, or panic while taking this drug.
It is also possible to develop side effects while taking Celexa. Some of the most common problems that have been reported include indigestion or heartburn, diarrhea, nausea, and fatigue. In addition, some people may not be able to take Celexa safely, such as those with certain allergies or who are taking specific medicines for Tourette's syndrome.
(Click Celexa Side Effects and Celexa Warnings and Precautions for more Celexa safety information, including a list of other side effects or complications that may occur with the use of this medication.)