Celexa Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

There are a number of less common, but more serious side effects of Celexa that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior (see Celexa and Suicide)
  • Anxiety, agitation, or panic attacks
  • Hostility or aggressiveness
  • Engaging in unusual or dangerous activities
  • Restlessness or inability to sit still
  • Extreme elation or feeling of happiness that may switch back and forth with a depressed or sad mood
  • Other unusual changes in behavior
  • Chest palpitations
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Signs of serotonin syndrome (a rare but dangerous problem associated with certain medications), such as:
     
    • Confusion or other mental changes
    • A rapid heart rate
    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    • Hallucinations
    • Blood pressure changes
    • An irregular heart rhythm
    • Overactive reflexes
    • Fever, sweating, or shivering
    • Shakiness
    • Agitation
    • Seizures
    • Coma
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
     

Rare Side Effects of Celexa

There are other possible problems that can occur in people taking Celexa. These rare side effects occur in less than 1 percent of patients. For these side effects, it is difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by the medication itself or something else.
 
Some of these rare but possible Celexa side effects include, but are not limited to:
 
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