Celexa has helped more than 30 million people relieve their depression. Celexa antidepressant is a prescription medication used to relieve the symptoms of depression. Celexa works well in reducing symptoms of depression. It is also used to treat anxiety and eating disorders.
Celexa generally begins to work within the first two weeks of treatment, but it can take four to six weeks to see the full effect.
How will Antidepressant Celexa help my depression?
Celexa is an antidepressant that is a member of the family of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Celexa helps to restore the brain's chemical balance by increasing the supply of a substance in the brain called serotonin. Celexa appears to relieve depression by increasing serotonin without affecting many of the other chemicals in the brain that influence mood.
Dosage of Antidepressant Celexa:
The recommended dose for the treatment of depression ranges from 20 to 60 mg a day. Celexa is taken once a day, with or without food.
Are there side effects with Celexa?
Celexa has a favorable side-effect profile. As with any medication, you may experience some side effects, but with Celexa, most side effects are mild to moderate, and tend to go away as you continue taking Celexa.
What do I do if I experience side effects?
Talk to your doctor or other healthcare professional if you have any concerns about side effects or if the side effects do not go away. Be patient with your treatment. You should know that most side effects of Celexa tend to go away within a few weeks.
Celexa Antidepressant customer's reviews:
Reviewed by Cristen81 on 06-16-2005, 01:49 AM
Like most female CFS/FM sufferers, my symptoms tend to be 10 times worse before my period. Like clockwork, 2 weeks before my period I'd start feeling even MORE fatigued, more muscular aches and tension, more irritable, emotional, suffer even MORE sleep disturbances and feel even LESS restoration, etc. When my period arrived there was much celebration for with it would come a great physical release.
My doctor suggested both Sarafem (Prozac remarketed) and Celexa. I tried the Sarafem and did not sense any improvement. For each drug, he suggested I take it just once a day ONE WEEK before my period.
Celexa made a significant difference. I still suffer from the usual symptoms of FM (aches, no restorative sleep, headaches, blah blah blah), but on Celexa the MAGNIFICATION of symptons that occur during my cycle is no where near as bad. In fact, it's just "the usual" bad (not PMSing). It seems to simply stablize my system a little bit. My whole body and mood is less erratic.
I began taking 10 MG of Celexa two years ago (3-8-04) under a psychiatrists care. My dosage now is 30MG daily.
It was a Godsend for me! Why? I was taking St. John's Wort, but the effectiveness slowly began to wane. The doctor took me off this product. I also quit taking any caffeine-related products and stopped experimenting with high doses of vitamins and Ginko Biloba. I don't drink alcohol anymore, never smoked, or have never taken any legal or illegal drugs. I've never experienced any adverse side effects from Celexa. I had been experiencing psycho-like negative thoughts, which scared me and prompted me to see a doctor. My feelings of depression, paranoia, worthlessnes, suicide, and other negative side affects were minor, but they have now subsided.
After two months on Celexa, my chemical-imbalance began to cure and life has progressed at a normal pace ever since. Thank God for modern medicine and all those associated with it.
--- Allen Hall on 3/1/2006
I began taking 10 MG of Celexa since 1998 after being diagnoised as extremely clinically depressed. Although this drug has been a wonder by eliminating thoughts of suicide, anxity disorders, etc., I must wonder if such long term is healthy. I have noticed over the past year some of my original symptoms are now creaping up again, such as panic attacks and depression. In addition I am now clenching my jaw again to the point I have cracked a filling. I would be interested if anyone else has experienced a reappearance of their symptoms after being on Celexa for a long period of time. I plan on returning to my GP for further analysis. - Nancy Zuromski