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Can You Get Celexa (Citalopram) Online?
Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Celexa (Citalopram) online after a medical evaluation.
You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Celexa. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.
During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Celexa, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.
What Is Celexa (Citalopram)?
Celexa is the brand name for a medication called citalopram, which is commonly prescribed to people suffering from depression. Celexa is an antidepressant medication that is used to help improve feelings of well-being, as well as increase energy levels. It is usually given as part of a long-term maintenance routine for individuals suffering from depression or bipolar disorder. In some cases, Celexa may also be used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.
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We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy or by mail.
Warning: The use of certain antidepressants to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents may increase the risk of suicidal ideations and behaviors. While taking antidepressants mental health can change in unexpected ways. You should call a doctor right away if you experience any suicidal thoughts. Always talk to a doctor about the risks and benefits of taking antidepressant medication before beginning treatment.
How Does Celexa Work?
Celexa is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (or SSRI), which is a group of antidepressant medications that work by restoring the natural balance of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a hormone that has important roles in mood, which is why Celexa and other SSRIs are used for people with depression and other mood disorders.
All SSRI medications, including Celexa, work in a similar way. These drugs block the re-uptake of serotonin within the brain, so that there is more of it left available for reactions at the nerve endings. The increase in the amount of available serotonin is what helps improve the patient’s mood.
What is the Typical Dosage of Celexa?
The dose of Celexa will be different for each person, but the usual starting dose is 20mg once a day. Sometimes a higher dose of 40mg is used (usually during an active depressive state) but this will only be with the specific instruction of a doctor.
If you are taking Celexa, you should never change your dose or stop taking the medication without the recommendation of a doctor.
What are the Benefits of Celexa?
Celexa helps improve mood in patients suffering from depression. This means that people might find they have more energy and are engaged with their usual daily activities such as looking after themselves properly. It can also improve feelings of well-being, and so help reduce thoughts of suicide or self-harm.
In patients with panic problems and anxiety, Celexa can help limit the severity of symptoms, making the person feel calmer and more productive.
What are Possible Side Effects of Celexa?
Celexa is widely used because its side effects tend to be milder than other more potent drugs and SSRIs.
However, these reactions are still common, and it is important to understand that despite having fewer side effects, they are still possible. Each patient will have a different experience, and some people might have adverse reactions or unpleasant side effects from taking Celexa.
Possible side effects of SSRIs such as Celexa include:
- Blurring of vision
- Confusion or disorientation
- Increased body temperature
- Frequent urination
- Memory loss
- Breathing problems
- Ejaculatory problems and sexual dysfunction
There are also more serious reactions that can occur with SSRI-type medications. These are much less common, but can be severe and mean that the medication needs to be stopped straight away, and other treatment may be needed.
These more serious effects include:
- Over-excitement for no apparent reason
- Difficulty or inability concentrating
- Bleeding gums
- Behavioral changes, typically acting as though drunk
If you are taking Celexa and experience any of these side effects, you should seek advice from a doctor immediately.
What are Considerations and Precautions of Celexa?
The maximum dosage for Celexa is 40mg a day; there is no increased benefit from taking higher amounts. People over the age of 60 and those with liver problems conditions should not take doses higher than 20mg.
Some people should not take SSRI drugs such as Celexa at all, because the risks of taking it outweigh the benefits. These specific contraindications include:
- Pregnant women, especially those in their 3rd trimester
- Renal dysfunction
- Liver disease
- Platelet function
- Seizure disorders
Celexa interacts with lots of other drugs, so it is really important to talk through all your other medications with a physician before you start taking Celexa or another SSRI.
Some of the drugs known to interact with Celexa include:
- Heart medications that cause heart rhythm abnormalities (the QT-prolonging drugs)
Can You Request a Celexa Prescription Online?
Celexa can be a helpful treatment for mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, but it is not right for everyone. There are many side effects associated with its use, and so you will need to have a thorough consultation and medical evaluation with a doctor before requesting a prescription for a drug such as Celexa. If your doctor determines that you would qualify after a medical evaluation, a prescription will be sent to a local pharmacy for pick up.
If you think that you might benefit from the use of Celexa, book an appointment online with one of our licensed primary care doctors to learn more.
Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.
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