What to know about Celexa (citalopram)

Celexa is the brand name of a generic drug called citalopram, which is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Doctors prescribe Celexa to treat major depressive disorder.

Some doctors may also prescribe Celexa for other conditions that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have not yet approved it to treat. These off-label uses include alcohol use disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and postmenopausal flushing.

Although Celexa is an effective antidepressant, it may not be suitable for everyone.

In this article, we provide an overview of Celexa, including its uses, side effects, and warnings.

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How does Zoloft affect bipolar disorder?

Zoloft is a type of medication that doctors call a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. They may recommend it for mental health conditions, including certain types of bipolar disorder.

There are some side effects to consider before using this drug, however, and some may be cause for concern.

Anyone who is uncertain about their treatment should see a doctor, as there may be alternatives to Zoloft that they may wish to try.

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