Celexa Warnings and Precautions
There are several Celexa warnings and precautions to be aware of before taking this drug. For example, Celexa may not be safe to take during pregnancy. Also, people who take both Celexa and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are at a higher risk for gastrointestinal bleeding. Before taking Celexa, be sure to tell your doctor if you have bipolar disorder, liver disease, or a history of suicide attempts.
Celexa: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?
You should talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide) if you have:
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder (manic depression)
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Had a recent heart attack or have unstable heart disease
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Low blood potassium (hypokalemia)
- Low blood magnesium (hypomagnesemia)
- Long QT syndrome
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.