If you have depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression), you may benefit from Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide). Celexa is part of a group of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs for short. SSRIs affect a specific chemical within the brain known as serotonin. When the levels of serotonin become unbalanced, it can cause conditions such as depression. Celexa helps block the reuptake of serotonin so that more remains in the space between the brain's nerve cells.
The drug comes in the form of a tablet or liquid. Celexa is taken by mouth, usually once a day. Liquid Celexa is available in one strength -- Celexa Oral Solution 10 mg per 5 mL (equal to 10 mg per teaspoonful). Celexa tablets are available in three strengths.
(Click Celexa for more detail on how Celexa works to treat depression, as well as information on general dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and potential side effects.)