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US brand name: Celexa
Generic name: citalopram

Celexa’s Pros and Cons



  • If it does happen, the weight gain can be bad for an SSRI.
  • Your insurance company might still insist you try it even if you’ve failed two other SSRIs previously.
  • Not all generics are created equal.

Interesting Stuff your Doctor Probably didn’t Tell You about Celexa

For whatever reason, it’s a good med to switch to if the SSRI you’re already taking stops working or sucks too much. A study with Prozac and another with Paxil correspond to the anecdotal evidence I’ve come across. So in addition to being the best first med to try - unless you have specific symptoms that indicate an SSRI isn’t a way to go in the first place - it’s also the best second med to try.

Like Zoloft, women tend to respond to Celexa better than men.

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Being the first drug most doctors prescribe for depression.

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Last modified on Wed, 04 May, 2016 at 16:45:52 by JerodPoorePage Author Date created Monday, 28 January 2013 at 17:14:56
“Celexa (citalopram): Pros and Cons” by Jerod Poore is copyright © 2013 Jerod Poore Published online 2013/01/29

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