Citalopram

Name:

Citalopram

Generic Name:

Citalopram

Form:

Tablet

Medication Class:

SSRI

Active Ingredient:

Citalopram Hydrobromide, Citalopram

Pregnancy Category:

Consult your physician (Category C)

NDCs

0185-0371 · 0185-0372 · 0185-0373 · 0378-6231 · 0378-6232 · 0378-6233 · 0615-6510 · 0615-6511 · 0615-6512 · 0615-7830 · 0615-7831 · More...

About this medication

Citalopram is the name of the medication. It comes in the form of a tablet, and should be taken by mouth. It belongs to a class of medications called SSRI.

Why is this medication prescribed

This medication is typically used for treating depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.

How does it work

It works by increasing the amounts of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.

How to use it

This medication comes as a tablet. You should put it in your mouth and swallow it with a glass of water. Do not chew, break or crush it. Swallow it whole.

What to do if you are pregnant

Tell your physician if you become pregnant. There are not enough studies about this medication in pregnant women. Use the medication during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

Last Update: May 13th 2017
Data sources: Label (May 13th 2017), FDA (May 31st 2015)