Celexa is a medicine that treats depression. It is composed of medication Citalopram as the main active ingredient. It is a member of a group of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The leading pharmaceutical company, Allergan, Inc. manufactures this medication. This medicine is available in conventional tablet form, which is offered in dosages like 10 mg and 40 mg.
Manufacturer: Allergan, Inc.
Active Ingredient: This medication contains the main active ingredient Citalopram. This ingredient belongs to a group of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It acts as an antidepressant. It is a racemic mixture used to treat the symptoms of depression.
Indications: It is composed of Citalopram that treats depression. Celexa improves the energy level and feelings of well-being. This medication is known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that restores the balance of a certain natural substance i.e. serotonin in the brain.
Action Mechanism: It is known that an imbalance among neurotransmitters is the cause of depression. The active ingredient Citalopram prevents the uptake of one neurotransmitter i.e. serotonin by nerve cells after it has been released. Due to the reduction in uptake caused by this pill results in free serotonin in the brain to stimulate nerve cells because of uptake is an important mechanism to remove released neurotransmitters and terminating their actions on adjacent nerves.
Dosages: The anti-depressant Celexa is available in two dosages as mentioned below:
- 10 mg: It is to be consumed with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually once daily in the morning or evening
- 40 mg: This medication should be taken once a day with or without food as advised by the doctor in the morning or evening, not against the prescription by the doctor
Note: This drug may cause drowsy or blurry vision. It is not recommended to avoid drinking alcohol or marijuana. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness.