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Alternatives to Celexa

Depression, even in its most severe form, is highly treatable. As with many illnesses, getting depression treatment early is more effective and reduces the chance of recurrence.
 
The most common forms of treatment for depression are medication (antidepressants) and psychotherapy ("talk therapy"). In some cases of severe depression, healthcare providers may recommend electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Some people may also try complementary or alternative treatments for depression (see Natural Remedies for Depression).
 
For most people, Celexa is quite effective at treating depression. It is also generally well-tolerated. However, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, your healthcare provider may recommend an alternative. Some example of substitute depression medications include:
 
(Click Celexa Alternatives to learn more about these alternatives and Dealing With Depression to learn other ways of managing depression.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Celexa may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shakiness (tremor)
  • Drowsiness
  • Fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Amnesia (memory loss)
  • Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Trouble breathing
  • Blue skin
  • Muscle pain
  • Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Coma
  • Loss of life.
     
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
 
(Click Celexa Overdose for more information.)
 
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