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...
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