Celexa is one of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors that act as antidepressants. It restore the balance on natural serotonin in the brain and thus helps in solving certain behavior problems, such as depression at different stages. The dosage depends on the patient's general condition and is determined by the psychiatrist in charge.
Celexa must be used with extreme caution in female patients with child-bearing potential. It is one of those antidepressants that, unfortunately, is known to cause moderately serious to life-threatening lung problems for the children whose mothers continue with the treatment regimen during pregnancy. However, if you are diagnosed with clinical depression there is always a possibility of having a relapse if you stop taking your medications. If you conceive while on Celexa, consult both your psychiatrist and your general physician before making a decision.
Like most depressants, Celexa may cause your state to become worse in the first stages of treatment. The side effects at this time may include panic attacks, hostility, agitation, restlessness, sudden mood swings, anxiety, insomnia and even thinking about suicide. Be prepared to wait for at least a month before you get the first objective results. Do not stop taking Celexa aprubtly, follow a dosage-reducing plan designed individually by your doctor.