CITALOPRAM- citalopram tablet 
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Medication Guide

Citalopram (si-TAL-o-pram) Tablets

Read the Medication Guide that comes with citalopram tablets 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 aboutcitalopram hydrobromide?

Citalopram hydrobromide 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 hydrobromidemay 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 hydrobromide 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:

10. Visual problems

Only some people are at risk for these problems. You may want to undergo an eye examination to see if you are at risk and receive preventative treatment if you are.



Do not stop citalopram hydrobromidewithout first talking to your healthcare provider.

Stopping citalopram hydrobromide too quickly may cause serious symptoms including:

What iscitalopram hydrobromide?

Citalopram hydrobromide 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 hydrobromide is also used to treat:

What should I tell my healthcare provider before takingcitalopram hydrobromide? Ask if you are not sure.

Before starting citalopram hydrobromide, 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 hydrobromide 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 hydrobromide with your other medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine while taking citalopram hydrobromide without talking to your healthcare provider first.

 If you take citalopram tablets, you should not take any other medicines that contain citalopram hydrobromide or escitalopram oxalate including: Lexapro.

How should I takecitalopram tablets?

What should I avoid while takingcitalopram hydrobromide?

Citalopram hydrobromide 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 hydrobromide affects you. Do not drink alcohol while using citalopram hydrobromide.

What are the possible side effects ofcitalopram hydrobromide?

Citalopram hydrobromidemay cause serious side effects, including:

See “What is the most important information I should know aboutcitalopram hydrobromide?”

Common possible side effects in people who take citalopram hydrobromide 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 hydrobromide. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.


How should I storecitalopram tablets?

Keep citalopram hydrobromideand all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about citalopram hydrobromide

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use citalopram hydrobromide for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give citalopram hydrobromide to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about citalopram hydrobromide. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You may ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about citalopram hydrobromide that is written for healthcare professionals.

For more information about citalopram hydrobromide call 1-877-835-5472 or go to

What are the ingredients incitalopram tablets?

Active ingredient: citalopram hydrobromide

Inactive ingredients:

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Revised: 1/2022
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