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Celexa

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6.9
5.8  Effectiveness
6.3  Side Effects
6.6  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 9 Celexa side effects and 5 Celexa benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is citalopram and Celexa is the brand name. It is manufactured by Forest Laboratories.

The active ingredients of this medication is citalopram hydrobromide and the inactive ingredients are copolyvidone, corn starch, crosscarmellose sodium, glycerin, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.

Celexa is primarily used in treating depression.
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Mary Kate Olsen

Mary Kate Olsen has struggled with depression, ADD and the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.

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Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson has struggled with depression for years, and despite taking anti-depressants tried to commit suicide in 2007.

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Sheryl Crow

When Crow suffered a bad stretch of depression in 2003, the musician began an exercise routine and took Prozac to assist in her recovery.

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Jim Carrey

This comedian is self-proclaimed to be a "weird, serious person," and has been battling clinical depression since childhood.

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Larry King

Late night talk show host Larry King had a bout with depression after having heart surgery in 1987.

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Effectiveness of Celexa by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Celexa, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 4.8% 19.4% 64.5% 8.1% 3.2%
Balance/Equilibrium 1.6% 14.5% 75.8% 6.5% 1.6%
Blood Pressure 0% 1.7% 93.2% 3.4% 1.7%
Breathing 1.7% 1.7% 91.5% 3.4% 1.7%
Confidence 4.6% 10.8% 38.5% 35.4% 10.8%
Coordination/Motor Skills 1.6% 9.8% 77% 9.8% 1.6%
Digestion 0% 15% 71.7% 11.7% 1.7%
Emotional Well-being 10.6% 15.2% 10.6% 34.8% 28.8%
Energy 7.9% 23.8% 30.2% 25.4% 12.7%
Eyesight 0% 5% 93.3% 1.7% 0%
Memory 3.2% 14.5% 58.1% 19.4% 4.8%
Mental Clarity 4.7% 12.5% 32.8% 34.4% 15.6%
Pain 3.3% 1.7% 86.7% 6.7% 1.7%
Patience 9.2% 9.2% 21.5% 43.1% 16.9%
Sexual Health 6.2% 28.1% 46.9% 12.5% 6.2%
Skin Complexion 0% 6.6% 85.2% 6.6% 1.6%
Sleep 7.8% 26.6% 26.6% 29.7% 9.4%
Stress Level 10.8% 20% 16.9% 38.5% 13.8%
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Commonly Reported Celexa Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 73.2% 17.1% 7.3% 0% 2.4%
Allergic Reaction 96.6% 0% 0% 0% 3.4%
Anxiety 64.4% 18.6% 8.5% 5.1% 3.4%
Blurred Vision 86.7% 6.7% 6.7% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 93.3% 0% 6.7% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 60.3% 12.7% 11.1% 12.7% 3.2%
Change in Weight 42.9% 28.6% 28.6% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 66.7% 20% 0% 6.7% 6.7%
Constipation 86.4% 2.3% 6.8% 4.5% 0%
Coordination / Balance Problems 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 66.7% 20% 6.7% 6.7% 0%
Diarrhea 76.7% 13.3% 6.7% 3.3% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 98.1% 1.9% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 67.9% 23.2% 5.4% 3.6% 0%
Drowsiness 44.4% 22.2% 5.6% 22.2% 5.6%
Dry Mouth 55.7% 29.5% 11.5% 1.6% 1.6%
Erectile Dysfunction 91.8% 6.1% 0% 2% 0%
Fatigue 55.4% 16.1% 12.5% 8.9% 7.1%
Gas 73.3% 6.7% 13.3% 6.7% 0%
Headache 58.1% 17.7% 12.9% 6.5% 4.8%
Indigestion 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 51.6% 18.8% 15.6% 7.8% 6.2%
Irregular Heartbeat 86.7% 0% 13.3% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 66.1% 16.1% 7.1% 10.7% 0%
Mood Swings 53.3% 26.7% 13.3% 6.7% 0%
Muscle Cramping 86.7% 13.3% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 68.9% 13.1% 11.5% 1.6% 4.9%
Nervousness 64.4% 27.1% 1.7% 3.4% 3.4%
Relaxed / Calming Sensation 67.3% 14.3% 10.2% 6.1% 2%
Sensitivity to Light 73.3% 6.7% 20% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 73.2% 8.9% 7.1% 7.1% 3.6%
Stomach Ache 73.3% 13.3% 13.3% 0% 0%
Sweating 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Celexa Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Aggressive / Impulsive Behavior 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Alteration in Blood Platelets 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 88.1% 7.1% 2.4% 2.4% 0%
Change in Weight 59.3% 13% 13% 11.1% 3.7%
Chest Pain 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 28.6% 57.1% 14.3% 0% 0%
Energy Loss 66.7% 0% 0% 0% 33.3%
Erectile Dysfunction 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Fainting 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Fatigue 22.2% 44.4% 22.2% 11.1% 0%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Increased Depression 83.9% 8.9% 5.4% 1.8% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 70.6% 14.7% 5.9% 8.8% 0%
Relaxed / Calming Sensation 37.5% 12.5% 12.5% 37.5% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 20% 60% 0% 0% 20%
Skin Problems 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 83.9% 12.5% 3.6% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Celexa
Since taking Celexa Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 2.2%
Hospitalization 2.2%
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User Comments about Celexa
26 Apr 2012 I liked Celexa a lot at the beginning. It helped my anxiety and confidence. However, after 1 1/2 years, I'm considering going off of it, because I'm very tired and fatigued, and my concentration is bad, and my mind is so fuzzy. I'm making a lot of mistakes at work that I never did before. I just can't think clearly. I'm going to call my doctor tomorrow and find out how to wean off of this!!! My self-confidence is bad now, too....because I can't trust my memory or thoughts or actions.
   —Posted by Cheri
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23 Mar 2012 I'm 8 months pregnant and refused it for many months but now I've been taking it for over a month and I can't believe no doctor gave this to me before... It saves my life everyday!!!!! I was suicidal and I am diagnosed with borderline personnality disorder and it helps a lot with impulsivity, aggressivity and mood shifts. I eat better too. I have less worries and am more confident ! I never want to get off it :p
   —Posted by Kate
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05 Mar 2012 It has helped me tremendously. I am very happy now!
   —Posted by Anonymous
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31 Oct 2011 good
   —Posted by BB08
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08 Oct 2011 I used Celexa for Anxiety. I think that it's use is indirectly used for anxiety and mostly directed to those with deep depression. I feel this is why i mainly felt tranquilized, tired nauseous, and my mind just felt cloudy. Used it for anxiety during school tests and it did not help, just lowered mental functionality and a felt very slow as to recall test material. Im not the kind of guy that likes to put chemicals (drugs) into my body and so I am going to try and use herbs and supplements to help with my anxiety. Im sure this may work for others, every one's reactions to certain drugs are very different.
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