Citalopram
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Citalopram?

(sye TAL oh pram)

• This medicine is used to treat depression.

• This medicine is used to relieve painful nerve diseases and diabetic nerve disorders.

• This medicine is used to treat dementia.

• This medicine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.

• This medicine is used to help you stop drinking alcohol.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Make sure you have the right medicine.

• If you have been taking this medicine for several weeks, talk with healthcare provider before stopping. You may want to gradually withdraw this medicine.

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have bleeding problems, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities until you see how this medicine affects you.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and...

 
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