- Citalopram Hydrobromide
- Fluoxetine Hcl
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Celexa* used for?
Generic for Celexa* (Citalopram Hydrobromide) is an antidepressant medicine used to treat depression and other related problems. It restores the balance of serotonin in the brain. This helps improve mental conditions including loss of interest in usual activities, repeated thoughts of suicide, constant fidgeting, and so on. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Celexa*?
The dosage of Generic for Celexa* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Celexa*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended initial dose of Generic for Celexa* is 20 mg once daily. It can be taken in the morning or evening, with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Celexa*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Celexa* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Celexa*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Celexa*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are rapid heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, coma, seizures, and dizziness.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Celexa*?
- St. John's wort
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Celexa*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Celexa*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Celexa* can interact with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, certain antihistamines, anti-seizure drugs, muscle relaxants, and MAO inhibitors.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Celexa*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Celexa* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Celexa* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Celexa* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Celexa* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Celexa* can cause side effects such as drowsiness, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, upset stomach, headache, and sexual dysfunction. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are fast heartbeat, severe dizziness, unexplained fever, hallucinations, and seizures. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Celexa*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Celexa*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Celexa* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Celexa*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Celexa*?
How will Generic for Celexa* work in my body?
How should Generic for Celexa* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Celexa* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Generic for Celexa*, inform your doctor if you have a family history of psychiatric disorders, liver disease, and bleeding problems. While taking this medicine, avoid drinking alcohol. Do not drive, handle machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness