Citalopram is a member of the SSRI drug family that is typically prescribed for depression. SSRIs work by increasing the amount of time that serotonin stays in the receptive neurotransmitters, increasing the effects of the chemical on the body. This medication is only available by prescription from a doctor. Citalopram Hydrobromide is a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), indicated for the treatment of depression. Citalopram Hydrobromide boosts your energy level, and it helps to restore serotonin in the brain. Apart from depression, it can also be used to treat medical conditions like; panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and also hot flashes during menopause. Citalopram Hydrobromide side effects include symptoms like; nausea, constipation, diarrhea, poor sexual desire, insomnia, cold, drowsiness, dizziness, impotence, orgasm difficulties, increased sweating and weight changes among others. See your doctor if you notice any possible side effects. The usual prescribed dose of Citalopram Hydrobromide is supposed to be administered at an initial dose of 20mg only once in a day, with a rise to a maximum dose of 40mg per day. Side effects could be increased by use of alcohol. Inform your doctor if you have any allergies before taking Citalopram because it may contain inactive ingredients which may cause other problems or allergic reactions.