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Who Should Not Take Celexa?

You should not take Celexa if you:
  • Are allergic to Celexa, citalopram hydrobromide, or any inactive components used to make Celexa. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Celexa should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking Celexa may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if Celexa is stopped during treatment.


  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. MAOIs include:



Celexa Warnings and Precautions: Summary

There are a number of situations where Celexa should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking the medication. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions for Celexa were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Celexa warnings or precautions that may apply to you.
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