Generic Name: CITALOPRAM - ORAL Pronounced: (sye-TAL-oh-pram) Citalopram Oral Uses
Citalopram is an antidepressant (selective serotonin
reuptake inhibitor-SSRI) used to treat depression. It works by restoring the
balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters such as serotonin) in
the brain. Citalopram may improve your feelings of well-being and energy
How To Use Citalopram Oral
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist
before you start using citalopram and each time you get a refill. If you have
any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication once daily in the morning or evening,
with or without food or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your
medical condition and response to treatment. If you are using the liquid form
of this medication, measure the dose carefully using a special measuring
device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the corre...
Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) for the acute and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents 12- to 17-years-old.
Here's some basic information about the approval from a Forest Laboratories press release (I have put some parts in bold for added attention):
"The approval of Lexapro for the treatment of adolescent depression was supported by two placebo-controlled studies, one conducted in adolescent patients taking Lexapro and one conducted in children and adolescents taking citalopram (Celexa) . In an 8-week flexible- dose, placebo-controlled study that compared Lexapro 10-20 mg/day to placebo in 12 to 17 year old patients reported in 2008, Lexapro showed statistically significant greater mean improvement from baseline, compared to placebo, on the Children's Depression Rating Scale-Revised (CDRS-R).
In another 8-week, flexible-dose, placebo-controlled study, children and adol...
Christos Ballas, MD, is an academic and forensic psychiatrist.
He graduated from Jefferson Medical College and completed his
residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He
joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of
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