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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#9971321
Pain, Peyronie^s Disease, Neoplasm Malignant
This is a report of a 48-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:
  • Lexapro
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Pain, Peyronie^s Disease, Neoplasm Malignant after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Celexa treatment in male patients, resulting in Pain side effect.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9931843
Nausea, Tremor, Insomnia, Panic Attack
This report suggests a potential Celexa Nausea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,stress and used Celexa (dosage: 1 Pill Once Daily) starting
Feb 21, 2014. After starting Celexa the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Nausea, Tremor, Insomnia, Panic AttackAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Celexa demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nausea, may still occur.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9892417
Dizziness, Antiphospholipid Syndrome
This Dizziness problem was reported by a physician from US. A 49-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: obsessive-compulsive disorder. On NS this consumer started treatment with Celexa (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Vitamins
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Aspirin
  • Calcium
  • Coenzyme Q10
When using Celexa, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dizziness, Antiphospholipid SyndromeAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dizziness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9890767
Serotonin Syndrome
This Serotonin Syndrome side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 90-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: Serotonin SyndromeThese side effects may potentially be related to Celexa.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9826103
Sinus Tachycardia, Sleep Disorder, Palpitations
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: 1 Pill Once Daily Taken By Mouth, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Sinus Tachycardia, Sleep Disorder, Palpitations after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Celexa treatment in female patients, resulting in Sinus Tachycardia side effect.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9813065
Personality Change, Anger, Completed Suicide
This report suggests a potential Celexa Personality Change side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 77-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety and used Celexa (dosage: 1 Pill, Once Daily, Taken By Mouth) starting
Mar 15, 2013. After starting Celexa the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Personality Change, Anger, Completed SuicideAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Celexa demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Personality Change, may still occur.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9802955
Diarrhoea, Tremor, Tremor, Dyspnoea, Asthenia
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS 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: Diarrhoea, Tremor, Tremor, Dyspnoea, AstheniaAlthough 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#9778381
Screaming, Fall, Hallucination, Auditory, Sleep Disorder, Eating Disorder
This Screaming side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 18-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression.The patient was prescribed Celexa (drug dosage: Yes Once Daily Taken By Mouth), which was initiated on
Dec 06, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Celexa the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Screaming, Fall, Hallucination, Auditory, Sleep Disorder, Eating DisorderThese side effects may potentially be related to Celexa. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9778265
Completed Suicide
This is a report of a 28-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Celexa (dosage: 1 1/2 Pills Per Day, Once Daily, Taken By Mouth, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Completed Suicide after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Celexa treatment in male patients, resulting in Completed Suicide side effect.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9762774
Cardiac Murmur, Irritability, Neonatal Disorder, Screaming, Feeding Disorder Neonatal, Cow^s Milk Intolerance, Lactose Intolerance, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy
This report suggests a potential Celexa Cardiac Murmur side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A male patient (weight: NA) from DK 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: Cardiac Murmur, Irritability, Neonatal Disorder, Screaming, Feeding Disorder Neonatal, Cow^s Milk Intolerance, Lactose Intolerance, Foetal Exposure During PregnancyAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Celexa demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cardiac Murmur, may still occur.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9699546
Suicidal Ideation, Hostility, Adverse Event, Off Label Use
This Suicidal Ideation problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 13-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,neuralgia. On 2013 this consumer started treatment with Celexa (dosage: 20 Mg). 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, Hostility, Adverse Event, Off Label UseAlthough 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#9651815
Completed Suicide, Off Label Use
This Completed Suicide side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 16-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety.The patient was prescribed Celexa (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 200309. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Celexa the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Completed Suicide, Off Label UseThese side effects may potentially be related to Celexa.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9640416
Asthenia, Heart Rate Decreased, Dizziness
This is a report of a 75-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Celexa (dosage: 1 In A.m By Mouth, start time:
Sep 14, 2013), combined with:
  • Cymbalta (1 Cap In Am By Mouth)
  • Naproxen Sodium
  • Erythromycin
  • Verapamil 240 Mg
  • Lisinopril 10 Mg
  • Fish Oil
  • Juice Plus
  • B 12
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Asthenia, Heart Rate Decreased, Dizziness after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Celexa treatment in male patients, resulting in Asthenia side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9581006
Fall, Craniocerebral Injury, Anaemia, Suicidal Ideation, Serotonin Syndrome, Swelling, Weight Increased, Mental Status Changes, Abdominal Pain Upper
This report suggests a potential Celexa Fall side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety and used Celexa (dosage: 40 Mg) starting 201309. After starting Celexa the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Fall, Craniocerebral Injury, Anaemia, Suicidal Ideation, Serotonin Syndrome, Swelling, Weight Increased, Mental Status Changes, Abdominal Pain UpperAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Celexa demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Fall, may still occur.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9565047
Overdose
This Overdose problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 201002 this consumer started treatment with Celexa (dosage: Gradually Increased (nos)). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Celexa, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: OverdoseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Overdose, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9562936
Dysphonia, Cough, Hyperkeratosis, Seasonal Allergy, Fungal Infection, Chlamydial Infection
This Dysphonia side effect was reported by a health professional from GB. A 48-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Celexa (drug dosage: 10 Mg), which was initiated on
Mar 08, 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Celexa the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dysphonia, Cough, Hyperkeratosis, Seasonal Allergy, Fungal Infection, Chlamydial InfectionThese side effects may potentially be related to Celexa.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9553378
Urinary Retention, Malaise, Oedema Mucosal, Rhinitis, Feeling Abnormal
This is a report of a 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Celexa (dosage: NA, start time: 2013), combined with:
  • Nifedipine
  • Atenolol
  • Probenecid(probenecide)(probenecid)
  • Pravastatin(pravastatin)(pravastatin)
  • Aspirin(acetylsalicylic Acid)(acetylsalicylic Acid)
  • Prevacid(lansoprazole)(lansoprazole)
  • Neurontin (gabapentin) (gabapentin)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Urinary Retention, Malaise, Oedema Mucosal, Rhinitis, Feeling Abnormal after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Celexa treatment in female patients, resulting in Urinary Retention side effect.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9553375
Nonspecific Reaction, Cystitis
This report suggests a potential Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) Nonspecific Reaction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,hypertonic bladder and used Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) (dosage: NA) starting
Apr 09, 2013. After starting Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Nonspecific Reaction, CystitisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Toviaz (fesoterodine Fumarate)
  • Amoxicillin Clavulanate (spektramox) (875/125(2 In 1 D))
  • Ativan
The patient was hospitalized. Although Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nonspecific Reaction, may still occur.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9553365
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
This Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged problem was reported by a physician from US. A 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression. On
Jan 29, 2009 this consumer started treatment with Celexa (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Spiriva(tiotropium Bromide)(tiotropium Bromide)
  • Iron(iron)(iron)
  • Advair(fluticasone, Salmeterol)(fluticasone Salmeterol)
  • Vitamin D(vitamin D)(vitamin D)
  • Calcium(calcium)(calcium)
  • Flonase(fluticasone Propionate0(nasal Drops(including Nasal Spray)(fluticasone Propionate)
  • Lisinopril(lisinopril)(lisinopril)
  • Chlorthalidone(chlorthalidone)(chlorthalidone)
When using Celexa, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Electrocardiogram Qt ProlongedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9553355
Hyponatraemia
This Hyponatraemia side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 50-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: HyponatraemiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Celexa. The patient was hospitalized.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9553353
Accidental Overdose
This is a report of a 40-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Dilaudid (hydromorphone Hydrochloride)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Accidental Overdose after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Celexa (citalopram Hydrobromide) treatment in male patients, resulting in Accidental Overdose side effect.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9553336
Suicidal Ideation, Crying, Depression, Off Label Use
This report suggests a potential Celexa Suicidal Ideation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 42-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety and used Celexa (dosage: NA) starting 2012. After starting Celexa the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Suicidal Ideation, Crying, Depression, Off Label UseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Celexa demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Suicidal Ideation, may still occur.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9553332
Convulsion, Dizziness, Lethargy
This Convulsion problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 42-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression,nasal dryness. On 201207 this consumer started treatment with Celexa (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Loratidine
  • Claritin (loratadine)
  • Dilantin
When using Celexa, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Convulsion, Dizziness, LethargyAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Convulsion, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9553310
Suicide Attempt, Intentional Overdose
This Suicide Attempt side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 58-year-old male 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:
  • Barbiturates And Derivatives
  • Fioricet
  • Methadone
.After starting to take Celexa the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Suicide Attempt, Intentional OverdoseThese side effects may potentially be related to Celexa. The patient was hospitalized.
Celexa Side Effect Report#9532897
Completed Suicide, Injury
This is a report of a 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DK, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Celexa (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Completed Suicide, Injury after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Celexa treatment in female patients, resulting in Completed Suicide 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 Effects Reports
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 Effects Reports
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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    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Celexa reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
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    Celexa Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC 0456-4010
    Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary Name Celexa
    Name citalopram hydrobromide
    Dosage Form TABLET, FILM COATED
    Route ORAL
    On market since 19980717
    Labeler Forest Laboratories, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s) CITALOPRAM HYDROBROMIDE
    Strength(s) 10
    Unit(s) mg/1
    Pharma Class Serotonin 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

    Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) - Drug Safety Communication: Revised Recommendations, Potential Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythms

     

    [Posted 03/28/2012]

    AUDIENCE: Psychiatry, Cardiology

    ISSUE: FDA is clarifying dosing and warning recommendations for the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide; also available in generic form). In August 2011, FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication (DSC) stating that citalopram should no longer be used at doses greater than 40 mg per day because it could cause potentially dangerous abnormalities in the electrical activity of the heart. Citalopram use at any dose is discouraged in patients with certain conditions because of the risk of QT prolongation, but because it may be important for some of those patients to use citalopram, the drug label has been changed to describe the particular caution that needs to be taken when citalopram is used in such patients. The revised drug label also describes lower doses that should be used in patients over 60 years of age.

    Read the FDA Drug Safety Communication for additional information.

    BACKGROUND: Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide; also available in generic form) is in a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

    RECOMMENDATIONS:

    • Citalopram is not recommended for use at doses greater than 40 mg per day because such doses cause too large an effect on the QT interval and confer no additional benefit.
    • Citalopram is not recommended for use in patients with congenital long QT syndrome, bradycardia, hypokalemia, or hypomagnesemia, recent acute myocardial infarction, or uncompensated heart failure. 
    • Citalopram use is also not recommended in patients who are taking other drugs that prolong the QT interval.
    • The maximum recommended dose of citalopram is 20 mg per day for patients with hepatic impairment, patients who are older than 60 years of age, patients who are CYP 2C19 poor metabolizers, or patients who are taking concomitant cimetidine (Tagamet) or another CYP2C19 inhibitor, because these factors lead to increased blood levels of citalopram, increasing the risk of QT interval prolongation and Torsade de Pointes.

    See the FDA Drug Safety Communication for additional recommendations for healthcare professionals and patients.


    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178


    [03/28/2012 - Drug Safety Communication - FDA]

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    [08/24/2011]

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