Celexa : Special Warnings About This Depression
When should Celexa not be
Celexa causes an allergic reaction you should discontinue this depression
medication immediately. Also, remember that Celexa must never be
combined with an MAO inhibitor.
Special warnings about this
In the usual recommended
doses, Celexa does not seem to impair judgment or motor skills. However,
theoretical possibilities of such problems still remain, so you should use
caution when driving or operating dangerous equipment until you’re absolutely
certain of Celexa’s effect on you.
There is also a slight
chance that Celexa could trigger a manic episode. Use Celexa with caution if
you suffer from manic-depression (bipolar disorder). Use caution, also, if
you’re over 60 years old, have liver or kidney problems, suffer from heart
disease or high blood pressure, or have ever had seizures.
Possible food and drug
interactions when taking Celexa:
Celexa does not increase the
effects of alcohol. Nevertheless, it’s considered unwise to combine Celexa with
any other drug that effects the brain.
If Celexa is taking with
certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased or
altered. Tell your doctor about any prescription or over-the-counter drugs that
you are planning to take, and be especially certain to check with him/her before
combining Celexa with the following:
Other antidepressants such
as Elavil, Norpramin, Pamelor, and Tofranil
Celexa: Special information
if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding
The effects of Celexa during
pregnancy have not been adequately studied, and the potential for harm have not
been ruled out. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while taking
Celexa, tell your doctor immediately.
Celexa appears in breast milk and will affect the nursing
infant. You should probably consider discontinuing either breast-feeding or
Celexa at that time. You should talk with your doctor about the pros and cons
of each available option.
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