Celexa (citalopram)

Medically Reviewed By Melissa Badowski, PharmD, MPH, FCCP

This drug has a boxed warning Trusted Source PubMed Central Highly respected database from the National Institutes of Health Go to source , the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous.

Clinical studies have shown that antidepressants increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in people ages 24 years and younger. These antidepressants include Celexa.

However, it’s important to note that Celexa is not approved for use in children. It’s only approved for use in adults.

To learn more, see the “ Celexa: Precautions” section below.

About Celexa

Celexa is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults.

MDD is also known simply as depression. This is a mood disorder that involves symptoms beyond feeling sad for a few days.

For details about this condition and how the drug treats it, see the “Celexa: Uses” section below.

Key points

The following table provides key facts about Celexa.

Active drug citalopram
Drug class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)
Form oral tablet

Finding a healthcare professional

If you’re interested in taking this drug, search here to find a doctor who might prescribe it.

Celexa: Generic

Celexa is a brand-name medication. It contains the active drug citalopram, which is also available in a generic form. A generic is an identical copy of the active drug found in a brand-name medication.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensures that generic drugs are as safe and effective as their original drug. Generics tend to be less expensive than brand-name drugs.

If you’d like to know about the generic version of Celexa, ask your doctor or pharmacist. They can tell you whether the generic medication comes in forms and strengths recommended for your condition.

Celexa: Side effects

As with most drugs, it’s possible to have side effects with Celexa. These can include some mild side effects but also some serious ones.

To learn more about Celexa’s side effects, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may also provide information about managing certain side effects of this drug.

Note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks side effects of drugs it has approved. If you would like to notify the FDA about a side effect you’ve had with Celexa, you can do so through MedWatch.

Mild and serious side effects

Mild and serious side effects of Celexa are listed below. This article does not include all of Celexa’s possible side effects.

Mild side effects

Mild side effects* of Celexa may include:

  • weight loss and weight gain
  • digestive problems, such as:
    • appetite loss
    • constipation
    • diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting
    • indigestion
  • dry mouth
  • sleepiness
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • excessive sweating
  • tremors
  • pain in the joints or muscles
  • anxiety
  • weakness
  • dizziness
  • mild allergic reaction

Most times, mild side effects of a drug go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if any side effects become severe or don’t go away.

* This is not a complete list of Celexa’s mild side effects. To learn about other mild side effects of this drug, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Or you can view the drug’s prescribing information.
† To learn more about allergic reaction, see below.

Serious side effects

Serious side effects of Celexa may include:

Serious side effects from Celexa aren’t common, but they are possible. If you have serious side effects, call your doctor right away. However, if you’re having a medical emergency or your symptoms feel life threatening, call 911 or a local emergency number.

* To learn more about withdrawal from Celexa, see the “Celexa: Withdrawal and dependence” section below.
Celexa has a boxed warning Trusted Source PubMed Central Highly respected database from the National Institutes of Health Go to source for this side effect. A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. For more information about this side effect, see the “Celexa: Precautions” section below.
‡ To learn more about allergic reaction, see below.

Suicide prevention

If you know someone at immediate risk of self-harm, suicide, or hurting another person:

  • Ask the tough question: “Are you considering suicide?”
  • Listen to the person without judgment.
  • Call 911 or the local emergency number, or text TALK to 741741 to communicate with a trained crisis counselor.
  • Stay with the person until professional help arrives.
  • Try to remove any weapons, medications, or other potentially harmful objects.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, a prevention hotline can help. The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours per day when you call 988. During a crisis, people who are hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service or dial 711 then 800-273-8255.

Click here for more links and local resources.

Allergic reaction

As with most drugs, some people can have an allergic reaction after taking Celexa. A more severe allergic reaction is rare but possible.

Allergic reactions with Celexa were rarely reported in the drug’s clinical studies.

Possible symptoms of mild and serious allergic reactions are listed in the table below.

Mild allergic reaction symptoms Serious allergic reaction symptoms
flushing swelling under your skin, possibly in your hands, feet, lips, or eyelids
rash swelling in your throat or mouth
itching trouble breathing

If you have an allergic reaction to Celexa, call your doctor right away. This is important because the reaction could become severe.

However, if you’re having a medical emergency or your symptoms feel life threatening, call 911 or a local emergency number.

Celexa: Celexa vs. Lexapro and other alternatives

Doctors may prescribe drugs other than Celexa for your condition. Certain drugs may work better for you than others.

Celexa is used to treat depression. Here’s a summary of other drugs that doctors sometimes prescribe for this condition.

Celexa vs. Lexapro, Zoloft, and other drugs

Celexa and Lexapro are both used to treat depression. However, they do have some differences. For a side-by-side comparison of these drugs, see this article.

Like Celexa, Zoloft is also prescribed for depression. It’s used for other conditions as well. To learn more about this alternative to Celexa, view this article.

Your doctor can tell you about other similar drugs, such as fluoxetine (Prozac) and duloxetine (Cymbalta).

For additional information about alternatives to Celexa, ask your doctor. They can tell you about other medications that could be prescribed for your condition.

Celexa: Dosage

Below, you’ll find dosages that are commonly recommended for Celexa. However, you should take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. They’ll recommend the dosage that’s best for your needs.

Most often, doctors start by prescribing a low dosage of Celexa. Then, they’ll change the dosage over time to an amount that’s right for the condition being treated. Doctors typically prescribe the smallest dosage that gives the desired outcome.

The dosage of Celexa that your doctor prescribes will depend on factors such as:

  • your age
  • any health conditions you may have
  • any medications you may take
  • the severity of your condition

Celexa’s form

Celexa comes as oral tablets.

Celexa’s strengths: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg

Celexa is available in the following strengths:

  • 10 milligrams (mg)
  • 20 mg
  • 40 mg

Celexa’s recommended dosage

The recommended dosage for Celexa in adults is described below.

Adult dosage

Recommended dosages for Celexa in adults are the following.

  • Starting dosage: 20 mg once per day
  • Maintenance dosage: 40 mg once per day
  • Maximum dosage: 40 mg once per day

Dosage considerations

Below are some things to consider about Celexa’s dosage.

  • Missing a dose. If you miss a dose of Celexa, take it as soon as you remember. However, you should skip the missed dose if it’s nearly time for your next dose. Then take your next dose at its scheduled time. Do not take more than one dose of Celexa at once. Try these medication reminder options to help avoid missing doses. You could also set an alarm, use a timer, or download a reminder app on your phone.
  • Length of treatment. Doctors typically prescribe Celexa as a long-term treatment. You’ll likely take it long term if you and your doctor feel it’s safe and effective for your condition.

Celexa: Questions you may have

Here are some common questions about Celexa and brief answers to them. If you’d like to know more about these topics, ask your doctor.

Do doctors prescribe Celexa for anxiety?

Celexa isn’t approved to treat anxiety. However, it may be prescribed off-label for this use. (With off-label use, doctors prescribe a drug for a purpose other than what it’s approved for.)

That said, anxiety is also one of Celexa’s possible side effects. If you have anxiety, your doctor can help determine the best treatment for your condition.  

If you’d like to learn more about off-label uses for Celexa, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Can you take Celexa and Wellbutrin together?

Yes, you can take these drugs in combination if your doctor prescribes both medications. There’s no known interaction between Celexa and either form of Wellbutrin.

Wellbutrin contains the active drug bupropion and comes in two forms: Wellbutrin SR and Wellbutrin XL.

To learn more about medications that may interact with Celexa, view the “Celexa: Interactions” section below.

Talk with your doctor if you’d like to learn more about medications that can be taken in combination with Celexa.

What’s the half-life of Celexa?

Celexa has a half-life of about 35 hours.

A drug’s half-life is about how long it takes your body to get rid of half of a dose. This time period starts after you take a dose. Knowing a drug’s half-life is useful for estimating how long a drug may stay in your system.

It usually takes about five half-lives for a drug to clear your body. So Celexa may stay in your body for around 7 days. However, this can vary from person to person.

Because Celexa has a relatively long half-life, the drug may cause withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly stop taking it. For more information, see the “Celexa: Withdrawal and dependence” section below.

Is Celexa a controlled substance?

No, Celexa isn’t a controlled substance.

A controlled substance is a medication that has approved medical uses, but also has a risk of misuse. (Misuse refers to taking a drug in a way other than how it is prescribed.) An example of a controlled substance is alprazolam (Xanax).

That said, while Celexa doesn’t have a risk of misuse, it may cause withdrawal symptoms. To learn more about withdrawal with Celexa, see the “Celexa: Withdrawal and dependence” section below.

Does Celexa make you sleepy?

It might. Sleepiness was a side effect reported in the drug’s clinical studies.

Let your doctor know if you experience this side effect with Celexa. Your doctor may try lowering your dose of the drug.

If you’ve just begun taking Celexa, your doctor may advise you to wait and see whether this side effect goes away on its own. If sleepiness doesn’t go away, they may suggest a different depression treatment besides Celexa. They may also do this if you find this side effect bothersome.

Talk with your doctor if you have concerns about sleepiness with Celexa.

Celexa: Withdrawal and dependence

Your doctor will recommend that you do not suddenly stop treatment with antidepressants, including Celexa. Doing so may cause withdrawal symptoms, which are also known as antidepressant discontinuation symptoms.

These symptoms may occur if your body has become used to the antidepressant that you’re now stopping.

 Withdrawal symptoms reported with Celexa include:

  • confusion
  • difficulty sleeping
  • dizziness
  • excessive sweating
  • feeling agitated or irritable
  • mood swings
  • numbness or tingling in the limbs
  • shock-like sensations in the limbs or head

Due to the risk of withdrawal symptoms, it’s important that you do not abruptly stop taking Celexa. Instead, talk with your doctor if you’d like to stop treatment. They will help create a plan to lower your dose over time. Reducing your dose slowly will help prevent withdrawal symptoms.

Celexa: Uses

Prescription drugs, such as Celexa, are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat certain conditions. Doctors sometimes prescribe drugs off-label for other conditions. With off-label use, doctors prescribe a drug for a purpose other than what it’s approved for.

Using Celexa for depression

Celexa is approved to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults. MDD is also known simply as depression.

Depression is a mood disorder that involves symptoms beyond feeling sad for a short period of time. Depression can impact a person’s ability to go to work or school. It can also prevent them from performing everyday tasks. People with depression often experience feelings of anger, frustration, sadness, or despair. These emotions may interfere with their daily life for a long period of time.

Depression affects each person differently. There are several types of depression. However, some typical symptoms include:

  • frequent aches, digestive problems, or headaches
  • feelings of anger, anxiety, or irritability
  • boredom
  • problems with concentration, memory, or decision making
  • feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
  • losing interest in activities you usually enjoy
  • sleep problems, such as sleeping too little or too much
  • weight changes

Using Celexa in children

Celexa is not approved for use in children. In fact, Celexa has a boxed warning Trusted Source PubMed Central Highly respected database from the National Institutes of Health Go to source about the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children and young adults taking the drug. To learn more, see the “Celexa: Precautions” section below.

Talk with your child’s doctor if you’d like to learn more about treatments for depression in children.

Finding a healthcare professional for Celexa

If you’re interested in taking Celexa, search here to find a doctor or healthcare professional who might prescribe it. You can also use this depression appointment guide to help prepare for your appointment.

Celexa: Consuming alcohol during treatment

There’s no known interaction between alcohol and Celexa.

However, it may be best to minimize or avoid drinking alcohol while taking the medication. That’s because alcohol may worsen or increase your risk of certain side effects Celexa may cause. These include:

  • sexual side effects, such as:
    • problems with ejaculation or orgasm
    • erectile dysfunction
  • weight gain
  • digestive problems, such as:
    • appetite loss
    • constipation
    • diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting
  • sleep problems
  • fatigue

If you drink alcohol, talk with your doctor before starting Celexa treatment. Your doctor can provide more information on how much alcohol, if any, is safe to drink during your treatment.

Celexa: Interactions

Celexa may interact with other medications and certain supplements. It isn’t known to interact with any foods.

Different interactions can cause different effects. Some interactions can interfere with a drug’s effectiveness. Others can increase a drug’s side effects or cause them to be severe.

Before you start Celexa, be sure to tell your doctor about any medications, herbs, vitamins, or supplements you take. They can check for any possible interactions between these products and Celexa.

If any of the interactions listed below might pertain to you, talk with your doctor. They can tell you what you need to do to avoid the interaction.

For information about drug-condition interactions, see the “Celexa: Precautions” section below.

Celexa: Cost

As with other medications, prices for Celexa may vary. The drug’s price will depend on factors such as:

Cost considerations for Celexa

Here are some things to consider when looking into the cost of Celexa.

Option for a 90-day supply. For some drugs, it’s possible to get a 90-day supply. If this option is approved by your insurance company, it can help lower the cost of the drug. It can also help you avoid frequent trips to your pharmacy. If you’d like to learn more about this option, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company.

Need for prior authorization. Before insurance coverage for Celexa is approved, your insurance company may require prior authorization. In this case, your doctor and insurance company will communicate about your prescription for Celexa. Then, the insurance company will decide if the drug will be covered. To find out if you need prior authorization for Celexa, contact your insurance company.

Possible cost-assistance options. Financial assistance to help lower the cost of Celexa may be available. To learn more and see if you’re eligible for support, visit the Medicine Assistance Tool website. Also, check out this article to learn about ways to save on prescription drugs.

Use of a mail-order pharmacy. Celexa may be dispensed through mail-order pharmacies. Getting your prescription through a mail-order pharmacy could lower its cost. It can also allow you to get the drug without leaving home. To find out more about this option, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company.

Availability of a generic form.Celexa comes in a generic form called citalopram. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics are typically less expensive than brand-name drugs. If your doctor prescribes Celexa, but you want to know about taking citalopram, talk with them about which option might be better for you. Also, check your insurance plan because it might cover just one form or the other.

Celexa: How to take

Your doctor will recommend how you should take Celexa. It’s important to take the drug exactly as your doctor instructs.

Celexa comes as a tablet that you take by swallowing.

Questions about taking Celexa

Here’s a list of common questions related to taking Celexa.

  • When should I take Celexa? You should take Celexa according to your doctor’s instructions. The drug is typically taken once per day. Try these medication reminder options to help avoid missing doses of Celexa. You could also set an alarm, use a timer, or download a reminder app on your phone.
  • Do I need to take Celexa with food? You may take Celexa tablets with or without food.
  • Can Celexa be chewed, split, or crushed? Celexa tablets may be split in half. The manufacturer hasn’t made a recommendation as to whether you may chew or crush the tablets. If you cannot swallow Celexa tablets that have been split, talk with your pharmacist or doctor.
  • Is there a best time of day to take Celexa? There’s no one best time of day to take Celexa. You should take the drug according to your doctor’s instructions.

Celexa: How it works

Celexa is prescribed to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults. MDD is also known simply as depression.

It’s not entirely clear why some people experience depression. How antidepressants such as Celexa work to treat the condition is also not completely understood.

Celexa is a type of antidepressant called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It’s thought that depression is caused by an imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain. SSRIs change the levels of those chemicals. For SSRIs such as Celexa, these chemicals include serotonin. According to this understanding, increased serotonin levels help treat depression.

That said, some studies Trusted Source International Journal of Obesity Peer reviewed journal Go to source have questioned the link between low serotonin and depression. So how Celexa works to treat depression is not known for certain.

How long does Celexa take to start working?

Celexa begins working with your first dose of the medication. However, it can take several weeks or even months for antidepressants such as Celexa to take full effect.

Your doctor will provide more information about how they’ll monitor whether Celexa is working for you.

Celexa: Taking while pregnant

It isn’t clear whether it’s safe to take Celexa while pregnant. Some clinical studies have shown certain risks to newborns when Celexa was taken during pregnancy. However, there are also risks if pregnant people with depression stop treatment with antidepressants. (Keep in mind that Celexa is an antidepressant.)

Talk with your doctor about treatment options for your condition if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. They can help make a treatment plan that’s safest for you.

If you and your doctor agree that you’ll take Celexa while pregnant, consider joining the drug’s pregnancy registry. Registries collect data about the safety of taking drugs such as Celexa while pregnant. This data helps doctors and patients make informed decisions about their treatment choices during pregnancy. You can learn more and sign up for the registry by calling 866-961-2388. Or you can visit the program’s website.

Celexa and birth control needs

Doctors aren’t sure whether it’s safe to take Celexa during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor about your birth control needs with Celexa if you’re sexually active and you or your partner can become pregnant. Your doctor can recommend if you should use birth control with this medication.

Celexa: Taking while breastfeeding

Breastfeeding while taking Celexa may cause mild side effects in a child who is breastfed. These include:

  • feeding problems, which may lead to weight loss
  • sleepiness
  • irritability
  • restlessness

Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of breastfeeding with Celexa. Your doctor can also tell you about other feeding options for your child if you’re taking the drug. They can help you make the safest treatment and feeding choices for you and your child.

Celexa: Precautions

This drug comes with several precautions.

FDA warning: Risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors

This drug has a boxed warning Trusted Source PubMed Central Highly respected database from the National Institutes of Health Go to source , the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous.

Suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Clinical studies have shown that antidepressants increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in people ages 24 years and younger. These antidepressants include Celexa.

However, it’s important to note that Celexa is not approved for use in children. It’s only approved for use in adults. And, in adults ages 25 years and older, antidepressants such as Celexa actually lower the risk of suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

That said, during Celexa treatment, you should closely watch for any changes in your behavior, mood, or thoughts. Your family and friends should also help watch for these changes.

In particular, you should closely watch for these changes or other signs of suicidal thoughts or behavior at the beginning of Celexa treatment. You should also closely watch for these whenever your doctor adjusts your dosage.

Call your doctor right away if you or anyone else notices these changes. Your doctor will also closely monitor you during your treatment.

Other precautions

Tell your doctor about your health history before starting treatment with Celexa. Your doctor may not recommend this medication if you have certain factors affecting your health or specific medical conditions. These situations are considered drug-condition interactions.

These factors and conditions include those listed below.

  • Bipolar disorder. Taking Celexa if you have bipolar disorder may increase your risk of hypomania or mania. Before you begin treatment with Celexa, your doctor may screen you for bipolar disorder. If you have bipolar disorder, your doctor may prescribe a treatment other than Celexa for your depression.
  • Bleeding problems. Taking Celexa increases your risk of unusual bleeding or bruising. Tell your doctor if you have a bleeding problem, such as hemophilia. You may have a higher risk of unusual bleeding or bruising with Celexa if you have a bleeding problem. Your doctor can provide more information about whether Celexa is safe for you to take.
  • Heart problems, including irregular heart rhythm. Celexa can rarely cause side effects that affect your heart. These include abnormal heart rhythm. Tell your doctor if you have an existing heart problem, such as an irregular heart rhythm. You may have a higher risk of heart-related side effects with Celexa if you have a heart problem. Your doctor can provide more information on whether Celexa is safe for you to take.
  • High eye pressure or glaucoma. Antidepressant drugs such as Celexa can rarely cause side effects related to your eyes. If you have narrow eye angles, Celexa may not be safe for you to take. That’s because it can raise your risk of angle-closure glaucoma. Your doctor can provide more information about your risk of eye-related side effects. They can also tell you whether another treatment for your condition may be safer. To check for these problems, your doctor may want you to have an eye exam before you take Celexa.
  • Liver problems. It’s important to let your doctor know if you have a liver problem before you start using Celexa. An example of such a liver problem is alcohol-related liver disease. Your body relies on your liver to get rid of Celexa after you take a dose. If your liver isn’t functioning well, Celexa may build up in your body. This can raise your risk of side effects from the medication. Due to this risk, your doctor will likely prescribe a lower Celexa dose. Or they may prescribe a different treatment instead.
  • Low sodium level. Treatment with Celexa can cause hyponatremia (low sodium level) as a side effect. If you already have hyponatremia, taking Celexa could worsen your condition. Your doctor may want to treat your hyponatremia before having you start Celexa. They may also decide a different treatment option is safer for you instead.
  • Seizures. Be sure to let your doctor know if you have seizures before you start taking Celexa. It’s not known whether Celexa is safe to take if you have seizures. People who experience seizures were not included in the drug’s clinical studies. Your doctor can provide more information about whether Celexa is safe for you to take.
  • Allergic reaction. Your doctor will likely not prescribe Celexa if you’ve had an allergic reaction to it or any of its ingredients. To find out about other treatment options, talk with your doctor.
  • Pregnancy. If you’d like information about taking Celexa while pregnant, view the “Celexa: Taking while pregnant” section above.
  • Breastfeeding. If you’d like information about taking Celexa while breastfeeding, view the “Celexa: Taking while breastfeeding” section above.

To learn more about effects of Celexa that could be harmful, see the “Celexa: Side effects” section above.

Celexa: Overdose

Serious effects can occur if you use more than the recommended dosage of Celexa. Do not use more Celexa than your doctor recommends.  

Symptoms of overdose

Symptoms of an overdose may include:

What to do in case of overdose

Call your doctor if you think you’ve taken too much of this drug. Also, you can call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. However, if your symptoms are severe, call 911 or a local emergency number. Or go to the nearest emergency room right away.

Celexa: Expiration, storage, and disposal

Here’s some information about Celexa’s expiration date, as well as how to store and dispose of the drug.

Expiration. Your pharmacist will add an expiration date to the label on Celexa’s bottle. This date is usually 1 year from the date the medication was dispensed to you. Expiration dates help ensure that a medication is effective during a period of time.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises Trusted Source Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Governmental authority Go to source that you avoid taking expired drugs. If you have an unused medication and it’s past the drug’s expiration date, talk with your pharmacist. They can let you know whether you might still be able to use the medication.

Storage. Many factors determine how long a medication remains good to use. These factors include how and where you store the drug. Celexa tablets should be stored at room temperature from 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C). The drug can be temporarily stored at temperatures between 59°F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C). Avoid storing it in areas where it could get damp or wet, such as bathrooms.

Disposal. It’s important to safely dispose of Celexa if you no longer need to take it and have unused medication. Doing so helps prevent others, including children and pets, from accidentally taking the drug. It also helps avoid causing harm to the environment.

Ask your pharmacist for information about disposing of Celexa. Also, check out this page for several tips on safe medication disposal.

Celexa: Questions for your doctor

If you have questions about Celexa, talk with your doctor. They can help advise you on whether Celexa could be a good treatment option for you.

Here’s a list of questions you may want to ask your doctor:

  • Do any of my medical conditions increase my risk of side effects with Celexa?
  • How does Celexa compare with other antidepressants?
  • If my insurance coverage changes after I’ve taken Celexa for a long time, what are my options?

Your doctor may also tell you about other treatment options for your condition. You may find this article helpful in learning about alternative drugs. And view our selection of videos on depression.

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Medical Reviewer: Melissa Badowski, PharmD, MPH, FCCP
Last Review Date: 2022 Oct 25
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