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

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

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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.
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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
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05 Mar 2012 It has helped me tremendously. I am very happy now!
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31 Oct 2011 good
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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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