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Celexa â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

According to the FDA's data, side-effects of Celexa


®* are not common, but they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:


· upset stomach
· drowsiness
· weakness, tiredness, or anxiety
· excitement
· difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
· nightmares
· dry mouth
· changes in appetite or weight

Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· constipation
· difficulty urinating
· frequent urination
· blurred vision
· changes in sex drive or ability
· excessive sweating

If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· jaw, neck, and back muscle spasms
· slow or difficult speech
· shuffling walk
· persistent fine tremor or inability to sit still
· fever
· difficulty breathing or swallowing
· severe skin rash
· yellowing of the skin or eyes
· irregular heartbeat



 

*Celexa® is marketed by Forest as an anti-depressant. The active ingredient is citalopram.


 

Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.



Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD