Celexa side effects

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Celexa side effects
Celexa side effects

Celexa must be used in accordance with the doctor's prescription, which is based on the patient's condition and his responsiveness towards the treatment. It should not be used in children and teenagers as there are no proofs available for its effectiveness among that age group.

The drug needs to be taken regularly and should not be stopped unless after consultation with the doctor even if the patient starts to feel better. Also, the patient should be very particular about the time to take the drug and it must be taken at the same time every day. Regular medication can surely increase the recovery.

Also, abruptly stopping the use of drug can lead to certain side effects too. These adverse effects must not be overlooked and be taken seriously.


Common Celexia side effects include problem in sleeping, drowsiness, nausea, and dryness of mouth. The doctor needs to see if any of the uncommon side effects continue to show up like headache, abdominal pain, anxiety, gas, heartburn, loss of appetite, increase in sweating, remarkable change in the sense of taste, vomiting and watering of mouth. Apart from these the patient should also look out for other side effects like stuffy or runny nose, increased yawning, pain in joints and muscles, tooth grinding shivering tiredness and weakness and prickly, tingling or burning sensation on the skin.

Among the less common Celexia side effects are fever, loss of memory, troubled breathing, and lack of emotions, menstrual cycle changes in women, blurred vision, and agitation. The drug has been shown to cause certain degree of sexual dysfunction among a large number of patients. The patients also show a trouble in holding urination, sudden change in body movements and postures, red or purple spots on the skin, diarrhea and uncontrolled excitement.

There are also certain overdose effects of this drug which needs serious attention and an immediate consultation with the doctor. These include a fast heart beat, vomiting, dizziness, trembling and shaking, nausea and drowsiness.

However the patient can show signs of some more uncommon or rare Celexia side effects of the overdose like the skin and lips showing bluish color, muscle pain, general feeling of illness, seizures, fast or deep breathing, memory loss, fainting, irregular or slow heart beat, and coma. Such symptoms need immediate notification to the doctor.

The drug shows adverse effects on children, teenagers and young adults. Anti depressants may lead to increase in suicidal thoughts and actions in people of certain age groups. Mental illness is the cause of such suicidal thoughts in people. Such people may have a history of such a disorder also called bipolar disorder or manic depressive illness. The patients show such signs of side effects mostly when the drug is started for the first time or when a change in dosage is made in the same. If the patients show sudden changes in mood, behavior, feelings and thoughts the doctor needs to be consulted immediately.

A close watch is therefore needed if the patients show panic attacks, extreme hyperactivity, agitation, insomnia, hostility, suicidal thinking, or worsening signs of depression and anxiety. Also, combining the drug with any other drug classified as MAOI is fatal as such drugs include antidepressant phenelzine and tranylcypromine. There should be a gap of more than 14 days between the intakes of the two.

Abrupt discontinuation of the drug may lead to headaches, sleepiness, dizziness, agitation, irritability, emotional swings etc.