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Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide) is a medication approved for the treatment of depression in adults. (This condition is sometimes referred to as major depression or clinical depression.) It works by balancing the levels of a certain chemical in the brain called serotonin. This medicine has also been shown to reduce the chances of a person's depression symptoms returning.
The drug comes in both tablet and liquid form, and is generally taken once a day. It is important to review information on Celexa's side effects before taking it to help ensure a safe treatment process. Common side effects include nausea, dry mouth, sweating, and insomnia.
(For more information on this drug, click Celexa. This article provides a detailed look at exactly how this antidepressant works, important information for your healthcare provider, dosing guidelines, and more.)
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