CITALOPRAM- citalopram solution
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp
Citalopram Oral Solution USP
(si TAL o pram)
Read the Medication Guide that comes with citalopram oral solution before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider if there is something you do not understand or want to learn more about.
What is the most important information I should know about citalopram?
Citalopram and other antidepressant medicines may cause serious side effects, including:
1. Suicidal thoughts or actions:
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, or call 911 if an emergency, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, or call 911 if an emergency. Citalopram may be associated with these serious side effects.
2. Changes in the electrical activity of your heart (QT prolongation and Torsade de Pointes).
This condition can be life threatening. The symptoms may include:
3. Serotonin Syndrome. This condition can be life-threatening and may include:
4. Severe allergic reactions:
5. Abnormal Bleeding: Citalopram and other antidepressant medicines may increase your risk of bleeding or bruising, especially if you take the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs, like ibuprofen or naproxen), or aspirin.
6. Seizures or convulsions.
7. Manic episodes:
8. Changes in appetite or weight. Children and adolescents should have height and weight monitored during treatment.
9. Low salt (sodium) levels in the blood.Elderly people may be at greater risk for this. Symptoms may include:
Do not stop citalopram without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping citalopram too quickly may cause serious symptoms including:
What is citalopram?
Citalopram is a prescription medicine used to treat depression. It is important to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of treating depression and also the risks of not treating it. You should discuss all treatment choices with your healthcare provider. Citalopram is also used to treat:
Talk to your healthcare provider if you do not think that your condition is getting better with citalopram treatment.
Who should not take citalopram?
Do not take citalopram if you:
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking citalopram? Ask if you are not sure.
Before starting citalopram, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines that you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Citalopram and some medicines may interact with each other, may not work as well, or may cause serious side effects.
Your healthcare provider or pharmacist can tell you if it is safe to take citalopram with your other medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine while taking citalopram without talking to your healthcare provider first.
If you take citalopram, you should not take any other medicines that contain citalopram or escitalopram oxalate including: Lexapro.
How should I take citalopram?
What should I avoid while taking citalopram?
Citalopram can cause sleepiness or may affect your ability to make decisions, think clearly, or react quickly. You should not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how citalopram affects you. Do not drink alcohol while using citalopram.
What are the possible side effects of citalopram?
Citalopram may cause serious side effects, including:
See "What is the most important information I should know about citalopram?"
Common possible side effects in people who take citalopram include:
Other side effects in children and adolescents include:
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of citalopram. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR FOR MEDICAL ADVICE ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS. YOU MAY REPORT SIDE EFFECTS TO THE FDA AT 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store citalopram?
Keep citalopram and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about citalopram
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in the Medication Guide. Do not use citalopram for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give citalopram to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about citalopram. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You may ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about citalopram that is written for healthcare professionals.
For more information about citalopram call 1-800-962-8364.
What are the ingredients in citalopram oral solution?
Active ingredient: citalopram hydrobromide USP
Inactive ingredients: methylparaben, peppermint stick, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, and sorbitol solution
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Distr. by: West-Ward
Eatontown, NJ 07724
For more information, please call 1-800-962-8362.
Revised January 2019