Celexa Side Effects

The documented risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions.Celexa is a newer antidepressant drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that antidepressants can cause suicidal thinking and behavior in children and young adults. Celexa is also known as Akarin, Celapram, Cipramil, Citalon, Citalopram, Elopram, Prisdal, Sepram, Seropram.

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Celexa Drug Warnings:

There have been 29 drug regulatory agency warnings from seven countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States) and the European Union on Celexa (or citalopram). These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):

10 warnings on Celexa causing suicide risk or suicidal behavior
7 warnings on Celexa causing cardiovascular disorders
7 warnings on Celexa causing heart problems
4 warnings on Celexa causing newborn complications
4 warnings on Celexa causing hostility or aggression
3 warnings on Celexa causing birth defects
3 warnings on Celexa causing agitation
3 warnings on Celexa causing withdrawal reactions
3 warnings on Celexa causing anxiety
2 warnings on Celexa causing involuntary movements
2 warnings on Celexa causing self-harm
2 warnings on Celexa causing abnormal behavior
2 warnings on Celexa causing nervous system disorders
1 warning on Celexa causing Serotonin Syndrome
1 warning on Celexa causing abnormal bleeding
1 warning on Celexa causing blood disorders
1 warning on Celexa causing mania or psychosis
1 warning on Celexa causing eye problems
1 warning on Celexa causing sexual dysfunction
1 warning on Celexa causing sleep problems
1 warning on Celexa causing violence
1 warning on Celexa causing irritability
1 warning on Celexa causing pregnancy complications

Celexa Drug Studies:

There have been 60 studies done in 22 countries (Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States) on Celexa (or citalopram). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):

14 studies on Celexa causing newborn complications
10 studies on Celexa causing suicide risk or attempts
6 studies on Celexa causing birth defects
6 studies on Celexa causing sexual dysfunction
5 studies on Celexa causing abnormal bleeding
4 studies on Celexa causing cardiovascular disorders
4 studies on Celexa causing lack of efficacy
4 studies on Celexa causing risk of fractures
3 studies on Celexa causing heart problems
3 studies on Celexa causing gastrointestinal problems
3 studies on Celexa causing birth complications
3 studies on Celexa causing premature birth
3 studies on Celexa causing self-harm
3 studies on Celexa causing skin conditions
2 studies on Celexa causing risk of falls
2 studies on Celexa causing pregnancy complications
2 studies on Celexa causing stroke
2 studies on Celexa causing withdrawal reactions
2 studies on Celexa causing blood disorders
2 studies on Celexa causing developmental disorders
2 studies on Celexa causing infant withdrawal symptoms
1 study on Celexa causing death or increased risk of death
1 study on Celexa causing involuntary movements
1 study on Celexa causing nervous system disorders
1 study on Celexa causing diabetes
1 study on Celexa causing violence
1 study on Celexa causing hostility or aggression
1 study on Celexa causing reproductive system disorders
1 study on Celexa causing sleep problems
1 study on Celexa causing liver problems
1 study on Celexa causing weight gain
1 study on Celexa causing allergic reactions
1 study on Celexa causing seizures
1 study on Celexa causing heart attacks
1 study on Celexa causing homicide or homicidal ideation
1 study on Celexa causing impaired driving

Top Reactions for All Ages: There have been 6,978 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Celexa.

The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.

  • 559 cases of completed suicide
  • 546 cases of drug interaction
  • 324 cases of anxiety
  • 317 cases of depression
  • 309 cases of overdose
  • 308 cases of dizziness
  • 307 cases of Serotonin Syndrome
  • 302 cases of falls
  • 286 cases agitation
  • 285 cases of confusion


Documented Side Effects of Celexa:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Agitation
Anxiety
Chest pain
Coma
Confusion
Constipation
Difficulty breathing/swallowing
Irregular heartbeat
Hallucinations
Insomnia
Loss of coordination
Manic Episodes
Problems with thinking/concentration/ memory

Seizures
Serotonin Syndrome
Sexual dysfunction
Stiff/twitching muscles
Stomach pain
Swelling of the face, hands, feet or lower legs
Tremor
Uncontrollable shaking
Unusual bleeding/bruising
Weight loss



Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.