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Celexa Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is citalopram (Celexa)?
- What are the possible side effects of citalopram (Celexa)?
- What is the most important information I should know about citalopram (Celexa)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking citalopram (Celexa)?
- How should I take citalopram (Celexa)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Celexa)?
- What happens if I overdose (Celexa)?
- What should I avoid while taking citalopram (Celexa)?
- What other drugs will affect citalopram (Celexa)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Celexa)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Celexa)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, tremor, sweating, rapid heartbeat, confusion, dizziness, seizures, and coma.
What should I avoid while taking citalopram (Celexa)?
Avoid taking tryptophan while you are taking citalopram.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of citalopram.
Citalopram may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect citalopram (Celexa)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by citalopram. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines.
Ask your doctor before taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others. Using an NSAID with citalopram may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Many drugs can interact with citalopram. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- any other antidepressants;
- isoniazid (Rifamate, Rifater);
- lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
- St. John's wort;
- seizure medicine such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), felbamate (Felbatol), or oxcarbazepine (Trileptal);
- stomach acid reducers such as cimetidine (Tagamet), lansoprazole (Prevacid), or omeprazole (Prilosec);
- warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) or ticlopidine (Ticlid);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), or pentamidine (NebuPent, Pentam);
- anti-malaria medication such as chloroquine (Aralen) or mefloquine (Lariam);
- heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), disopyramide (Norpace), dronedarone (Multaq), ibutilide (Corvert), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), propafenone (Rythmol), quinidine (Quin-G), or sotalol (Betapace);
- HIV or AIDS medication such as delavirdine (Rescriptor, efavirenz (Sustiva, Atripla), or etravirine (Intelence);
- medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting such as dolasetron (Anzemet), droperidol (Inapsine), or ondansetron (Zofran);
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), clozapine (FazaClo, Clozaril), haloperidol (Haldol), pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or ziprasidone (Geodon); or
- migraine headache medicine such as almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig).
- a narcotic medication.
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with citalopram. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about citalopram.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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