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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...
Medications Selective Serotonin-Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the first-line treatment for major depression. They work by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain. Because they act specifically on serotonin, SSRIs have fewer side effects than older antidepressants, which have more widespread effects in the body. SSRIs include fluoxetine (Prozac, generic), sertraline (Zoloft, generic), paroxetine (Paxil, generic), fluvoxamine (Luvox, generic), citalopram (Celexa, generic), and escitalopram (Lexapro). There do not appear to be significant differences among SSRI brands in effectiveness, although individual drugs may have different side effects or benefits for specific patients. At this time, fluoxetine and escitalopram are the only antidepressants approved for treatment of major depressive disorder in adolescents (ages 12 - 17). Fluoxetine is also approved for children age 8 and older. Candidates for SSRIs. SSRIs appear to best help people ...
One of the known side effects of a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors is a lack of sex drive. Some of the better-known antidepressants in this class include citalopram, fluoxetine and sertraline, but there are more besides. What is less well known, and in some circles still debated as to its actual existence, is a condition referred to as Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction (PSSD).
Largely considered to be a relatively uncommon condition the symptoms of PSSD have nevertheless attracted attention. Numbers of those considered to be affected are not known, and as many have stated, there are very many confounding issues that affect the sex lives of men and women. In men the symptoms of PSSD are said to include one or more symptoms ranging from decreased libido, difficulty in being aroused sexually, reduced or absent pleasure during orgasm to premature ejaculation. In women decreased libido may be associated with reduced vaginal lubrication, clitoral ...
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