Generic Name(s): Citalopram
Drug Class: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs))
Celexa (Citalopram) is an orally administered Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) and is most often used to treat patients with depression and/or major depression.
Celexa is an antidepressant and belongs to a drug class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and is used to treat depression. This medication may help to improve how you feel and also increase your energy levels.
Celexa can also be used to treat other mental conditions such as panic disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder. This drug can also be used to treat hot flashes that are known to occur with menopause.
Celexa works by helping in restoring the balance of certain natural substances in the brain known as serotonin. Young people taking Celexa have thoughts of suicide so they should check in with a healthcare provider for their progress.