Celexa is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression. Celexa is sometimes prescribed to help treat depression associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Celexa may be mildly effective at managing neuropathic pain. Celexa is also known by its drug name, citalopram.
Celexa is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Celexa is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
How do I take it?
Celexa is generally taken orally once daily.
Celexa comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Celexa lists common side effects including nausea, constipation, diarrhea, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, trouble sleeping, dry mouth, weight changes, and increased sweating or urination.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Celexa include heart rhythm changes, severe allergic reactions, abnormal bleeding, seizures, mania, suicidal thoughts, and serotonin syndrome.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Celexa — RxList
Pain, Pain, Go Away: Antidepressants and Pain Management — National Center for Biotechnology Information
Depression Treatment — National MS Society