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Common Celexa Side Effects


The most commonly reported Celexa side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Anxiety (91)
Completed Suicide (88)
Dizziness (84)
Nausea (80)
Depression (79)
Suicidal Ideation (78)
Headache (70)
Pain (62)
Insomnia (61)
Feeling Abnormal (56)
Vomiting (55)
Diarrhoea (54)
Agitation (53)
Fall (50)
Fatigue (44)
Aggression (44)
Loss Of Consciousness (43)
Tremor (42)
Confusional State (39)
Dyspnoea (39)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Celexa Side Effects Reported to FDA



Celexa Side Effect Report#9518305
Swollen Tongue, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Vertigo, Nausea, Oral Pain, Dry Mouth, Pruritus, Myalgia, Arthralgia
This is a report of a 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: anxiety, who was treated with Celexa (dosage: Only One Dose Taken, start time: 200807), combined with:
  • Daily Women^s Vitamin
  • Folic Acid
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Swollen Tongue, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Vertigo, Nausea, Oral Pain, Dry Mouth, Pruritus, Myalgia, Arthralgia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Celexa treatment in female patients, resulting in Swollen Tongue side effect.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9442834
Completed Suicide, Off Label Use
This report suggests a potential Celexa Completed Suicide side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 16-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: major depression and used Celexa (dosage: 30 Mg) starting
Apr 18, 2013. After starting Celexa the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Completed Suicide, Off Label UseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Celexa demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Completed Suicide, may still occur.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9431325
Electrocardiogram T Wave Inversion, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Prescribed Overdose
This Electrocardiogram T Wave Inversion problem was reported by a physician from US. A 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Jul 20, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Celexa (dosage: 40 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Celexa, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Electrocardiogram T Wave Inversion, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Prescribed OverdoseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Electrocardiogram T Wave Inversion, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9394071
Suicidal Ideation, Crying, Fatigue, Asthenia, Decreased Appetite, Decreased Interest, Off Label Use
This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 49-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety.The patient was prescribed Celexa (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 200111. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Neurontin
  • Depakote
  • Reglan
  • Remeron
.After starting to take Celexa the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Suicidal Ideation, Crying, Fatigue, Asthenia, Decreased Appetite, Decreased Interest, Off Label UseThese side effects may potentially be related to Celexa.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9367275
Acquired Haemophilia With Anti Fviii, Xi, Or Xiii
This is a report of a 85-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Celexa (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Citalopram
  • Lisinopril
  • Zantac
  • Aricept
  • Wellbutrin
  • Protonix
  • Namenda
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Acquired Haemophilia With Anti Fviii, Xi, Or Xiii after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Celexa treatment in female patients, resulting in Acquired Haemophilia With Anti Fviii, Xi, Or Xiii side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9360000
Completed Suicide, Gun Shot Wound
This report suggests a potential Celexa Completed Suicide side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 17-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety and used Celexa (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Celexa the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Completed Suicide, Gun Shot WoundAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Celexa demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Completed Suicide, may still occur.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9359275
Pulmonary Fibrosis, Serotonin Syndrome, Confusional State, Fall, Headache, Hallucination
This Pulmonary Fibrosis problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression,pneumonia,pulmonary fibrosis. On 201304 this consumer started treatment with Celexa (dosage: 20 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Zyvox (1200 Mg)
  • Zyvox
  • Aspirin (81 Mg)
  • Lovenox (40 Mg)
  • Fluconazole (200 Mg)
  • Meropenem (1500 Mg)
  • Methylprednisolone (30 Mg)
  • Flagyl (1500 Mg)
When using Celexa, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pulmonary Fibrosis, Serotonin Syndrome, Confusional State, Fall, Headache, HallucinationThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pulmonary Fibrosis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9336876
Serotonin Syndrome, Pulmonary Fibrosis
This Serotonin Syndrome side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression,pneumonia.The patient was prescribed Celexa (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Apr 23, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zyvox (1200 Mg)
.After starting to take Celexa the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Serotonin Syndrome, Pulmonary FibrosisThese side effects may potentially be related to Celexa. The patient was hospitalized.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9321158
Back Disorder, Pain, Fall, Intervertebral Disc Protrusion, Exostosis, Scoliosis, Gout, Hypoaesthesia, Musculoskeletal Pain
This is a report of a 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: depression,vitamin d deficiency,pain,anaemia,sinus disorder, who was treated with Celexa (dosage: NA, start time: 2010), combined with:
  • Calcium And Vitamin D3
  • Norco (Dose: ^5-325 Mg^)
  • Folic Acid
  • Mucomyst (acetylcysteine) (^extra Strength^)
  • Prednisone
  • Prednisone
  • Iron
  • Remicade
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Back Disorder, Pain, Fall, Intervertebral Disc Protrusion, Exostosis, Scoliosis, Gout, Hypoaesthesia, Musculoskeletal Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Celexa treatment in female patients, resulting in Back Disorder side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9303545
Constipation, Heart Rate Abnormal, Initial Insomnia, Hallucination, Auditory, Mucous Stools
This report suggests a potential Celexa Constipation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 49-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression and used Celexa (dosage: 1 Tablet) starting NS. After starting Celexa the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Constipation, Heart Rate Abnormal, Initial Insomnia, Hallucination, Auditory, Mucous StoolsAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Celexa demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Constipation, may still occur.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9303254
Suicidal Ideation, Homicidal Ideation, Agitation, Anger
This Suicidal Ideation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 10-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: post-traumatic stress disorder,affective disorder. On
Mar 13, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Celexa (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Celexa, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Suicidal Ideation, Homicidal Ideation, Agitation, AngerThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9286400
Cleft Palate, Pulmonary Artery Stenosis Congenital, Ventricular Septal Defect, Congenital Anomaly
This Cleft Palate side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 0-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Celexa (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Celexa the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cleft Palate, Pulmonary Artery Stenosis Congenital, Ventricular Septal Defect, Congenital AnomalyThese side effects may potentially be related to Celexa.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9285953
Agitation, Aggression, Anxiety
This is a report of a 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: anxiety, who was treated with Celexa (dosage: NA, start time: 201303), combined with:
  • Saphris
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Agitation, Aggression, Anxiety after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Celexa treatment in female patients, resulting in Agitation side effect.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9281105
Serotonin Syndrome, Hyperthermia Malignant, Blood Potassium Decreased, Blood Glucose Increased, Blood Chloride Increased
This report suggests a potential Celexa Serotonin Syndrome side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 84-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Celexa (dosage: NA) starting 201304. After starting Celexa the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Serotonin Syndrome, Hyperthermia Malignant, Blood Potassium Decreased, Blood Glucose Increased, Blood Chloride IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Chantix (0.5 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Celexa demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Serotonin Syndrome, may still occur.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9252149
Diarrhoea, Eating Disorder, Heart Rate Increased, Thinking Abnormal, Agitation, Fear, Nervousness, Paraesthesia, Feeling Abnormal
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a health professional from DK. A 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: phobia of flying. On
Dec 13, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Celexa (dosage: 0.5 Df). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Celexa, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Diarrhoea, Eating Disorder, Heart Rate Increased, Thinking Abnormal, Agitation, Fear, Nervousness, Paraesthesia, Feeling AbnormalAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9242530
Pneumonia Staphylococcal, Serotonin Syndrome, Anxiety, Agitation
This Pneumonia Staphylococcal side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 54-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression,pneumonia staphylococcal.The patient was prescribed Celexa (drug dosage: 20 Mg), which was initiated on
Mar 05, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zyvox (1200 Mg)
.After starting to take Celexa the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Pneumonia Staphylococcal, Serotonin Syndrome, Anxiety, AgitationThese side effects may potentially be related to Celexa.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9242529
Platelet Count Increased, Platelet Count Decreased, Unevaluable Event, Movement Disorder, Akinesia
This is a report of a 21-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Celexa (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Efexor
  • Zoloft (300 Mg)
  • Wellbutrin
  • Geodon
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Platelet Count Increased, Platelet Count Decreased, Unevaluable Event, Movement Disorder, Akinesia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Celexa treatment in male patients, resulting in Platelet Count Increased side effect.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9224620
Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Retching
This report suggests a potential Celexa Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Celexa (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Celexa the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Diarrhoea, Vomiting, RetchingAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Celexa demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9224616
Palpitations
This Palpitations problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression,rheumatoid arthritis,atrial fibrillation. On 201111 this consumer started treatment with Celexa (citalorpam Hydrobromide) (dosage: 1 In 1 D). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Humira 40 Mg/0.8 Ml Pen (adalimumab) (40 Mg, 1 In 2 Wk)
  • Diltiazem Hydrochloride
  • Lisinopril
  • Folic Acid
  • Methotrexate
  • Biotin
  • Vitamins
  • Inhaler
When using Celexa (citalorpam Hydrobromide), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: PalpitationsThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Palpitations, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9224611
Grand Mal Convulsion, Syncope, Anger, Delusion
This Grand Mal Convulsion side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 50-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression,hypothyroidism.The patient was prescribed Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 201112. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Synthroid (levothyroxine Sodium)
.After starting to take Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Grand Mal Convulsion, Syncope, Anger, DelusionThese side effects may potentially be related to Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide).
Celexa Side Effect Report#9224606
Suicide Attempt, Overdose, Suicidal Ideation, Dizziness, Palpitations, Anxiety
This is a report of a 17-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) (tablets) (dosage: NA, start time:
Dec 10, 2011), combined with:
  • Concerta (Took 3 Extended Release Tablets During A Suicide Attempt.)
  • Excedrin (acetaminophen (+) Aspirin (+) Caffeine)
  • Medroxyprogesterone (medroxyprogesterone) (medroxyprogesterone)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Suicide Attempt, Overdose, Suicidal Ideation, Dizziness, Palpitations, Anxiety after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) (tablets) treatment in female patients, resulting in Suicide Attempt side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9224597
Suicidal Ideation, Depressed Mood
This report suggests a potential Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) (tablets) Suicidal Ideation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 16-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression and used Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) (tablets) (dosage: NA) starting
Dec 21, 2011. After starting Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) (tablets) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Suicidal Ideation, Depressed MoodAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Rebif (interferon Beta-1a)
  • Excedrin Back And Body (acetaminophen, Aspirin) (tablets) - (acetaminophen)
  • Ibuprofen (ibuprofen) (200 Milligram, Tablets) (ibuprofen)
Although Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) (tablets) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Suicidal Ideation, may still occur.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9224593
Blood Pressure Increased, Flushing, Nausea, Headache, Burning Sensation, Feeling Abnormal, Cold Sweat
This Blood Pressure Increased problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 2007 this consumer started treatment with Celexa (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Armour (thyroid) (thyroid)
  • Ativan (lorazepam) (lorazepam)
  • Xanax (alprazolam) (alprazolam)
  • Catapres (clondine) (clondine)
When using Celexa, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Blood Pressure Increased, Flushing, Nausea, Headache, Burning Sensation, Feeling Abnormal, Cold SweatAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Blood Pressure Increased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9224587
Purpura
This Purpura side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 39-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression.The patient was prescribed Celexa (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 201106. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Flonase (fluticasone Propionate)
.After starting to take Celexa the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: PurpuraThese side effects may potentially be related to Celexa.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9224585
Hypoglycaemia
This is a report of a 56-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) (20 Milligram, Tablets) (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Norvasc (amlodipine Besilate) (amlodipine Besilate)
  • Clonidine (clonidine) (clonidine)
  • Depakote (valproate Semisodium) (valproate Semisodium)
  • Hydralazine (hydralazine) (hydralazine)
  • Lisinopril (lisiniopril) (lisinopril)
  • Methadone (methadone) (methadone)
  • Albuterol (albuterol) (albuterol)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hypoglycaemia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) (20 Milligram, Tablets) treatment in male patients, resulting in Hypoglycaemia side effect.


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The appearance of Celexa on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Celexa Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Nausea 68
Anxiety 65
Dizziness 64
Headache 56
Suicidal Ideation 53
Pain 50
Depression 48
Vomiting 45
Feeling Abnormal 42
Diarrhoea 41

What are common Celexa Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Completed Suicide 56
Depression 31
Agitation 27
Anxiety 26
Fall 25
Suicidal Ideation 25
Loss Of Consciousness 22
Aggression 21
Fatigue 21
Insomnia 21

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    Celexa Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0456-4010
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameCelexa
    Namecitalopram hydrobromide
    Dosage FormTABLET, FILM COATED
    RouteORAL
    On market since19980717
    LabelerForest Laboratories, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)CITALOPRAM HYDROBROMIDE
    Strength(s)10
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassSerotonin Reuptake Inhibitor [EPC],Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors [MoA]

    Celexa Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 1342

    Celexa safety alerts: 2012 2011 2005

    Reported deaths: 179

    Reported hospitalizations: 426

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