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Celexa (Citalopram) is an antidepressants drug of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) class that was approved by the FDA in 1998 to treat depression.
The molecule in Celexa was synthesized in 1972 by Lundbeck, the Danish Pharmaceutical company. The drug was first released in Denmark in 1989 under the trade name Cipramil and by 1998 could be prescribed to anyone in the USA, under the trade name Celexa. Until 2003 (when the patent expired) Celexa was Lundbeck’s best selling drug, and representing 78% of the company’s profit in 1999.
In August 2011 the FDA announced that Celexa caused dose-dependent QT interval prolongation that is a dangerous change in the heart’s electrical cycle. Long QT syndrome is usually diagnosed after a cardiac event such as cardiac arrest.
The FDA also stated that Celexa (Citalopram) should no longer be prescribed at doses greater than 40 mg per day.
A December 15, 2015 study published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) states that some commonly used antidepressants, including Celexa, may increase some patient's risk of developing mania or bipolar disorder.
HOW DOES THE DRUG WORK?
The nervous system is the basis for communication in the body and this occurs by the transmission of electrical signals through long, thin cells called neurons. Electrical impulses travel rapidly through neurons to the end of the cell and the arriving pulse creates a voltage that causes the release of neurotransmitters. But neurotransmitters are not meant to stay in the receiving neuron and only a small amount is used and the rest is sent to other areas of the body where the neurotransmitters are needed.
What SSRIs do is force the levels of Serotonin higher in the brain by blocking the reuptake of Serotonin to other areas of the body - thus the classification as a Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. However, this sustained Serotonin is also responsible for the long list of side effects that affect every system of the body. 95% of our Serotonin is found in the gastrointestinal tract but is also found in the blood platelets and the central nervous system.
Although it is possible to measure the level of Serotonin in the bloodstream, it is not possible to measure Serotonin levels within the brain. Researchers do not know whether Serotonin levels in the bloodstream correlate to the levels in the brain or how antidepressants actually work.
WITHDRAWALS AND TAPERING
Serotonin influences directly and indirectly the majority of brain cells, but also bowel function, mood, blood clotting, bone density and sexual function. Because Serotonin is found widely across the body, the effect of Celexa is also widespread and this also includes the Discontinuation Syndrome, or withdrawals. Abruptly stopping or rapidly withdrawing Celexa can cause sensory disturbances, gastrointestinal symptoms, lethargy, sleep disturbances, anxiety, agitation, irritability, and cognitive issues. Many complain that even with a slow taper the withdrawal symptoms interfere with every aspect of life.
Our team of experts utilizes calming all-natural nutraceuticals combined with slow tapering schedules to help provide relief from Celexa withdrawal symptoms. Celexa withdrawal doesn’t have to be frightening, let us help you.
We have helped people in 73 countries over the past 11 years and are here to help you too. Don’t suffer, start our program today.
How Point of Return can Help You
The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Celexa while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. Celexa is dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering.
We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.
If you'd like our assistance to taper Celexa please send our nonprofit a confidential inquiry, telephone tollfree 866.605.2333 or get started on our program today.
How Our Celexa Withdrawal Program Works:
- Select the withdrawal program for Celexa.
- We send you a Confidential Follow Up Form so that our team can guide you.
- Interaction items are eliminated to help make Celexa Withdrawal more comfortable.
- We utilize unparalleled nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms for an all-natural, non-drugging approach to Celexa Withdrawal.
- The nonprofit team has been on these pills, and we are here to help you.
- The private discussion board is available 24/7 for support and assistance.
- You taper slowly under our guidance and with your doctor’s support.
- Withdrawal from Celexa is completed.
Don’t let the discontinuation syndrome from Celexa control your life. Start our program today.
Included in Your Celexa Withdrawal Program
*nutraceuticals are used throughout the taper
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Celexa Withdrawal Symptoms May Include:
aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech issues, visual changes, worsened depression
Celexa Side Effects May Include:
allergy, daytime drowsiness, dizziness, drugged feeling, headache, indigestion, nausea, difficulty with coordination, memory loss, tolerance, dependency, changes in behavior and thinking, more outgoing, strange behavior, agitation, worsening of depression, suicidal thoughts, abdominal pain, abnormal dreams, abnormal vision, amnesia, anxiety, arthritis, back pain, bronchitis, burning sensation, chest pain, confusion, constipation, coughing, daytime sleeping, decreased mental alertness, depression, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, difficulty concentrating, difficulty swallowing, diminished sensitivity to touch, dizziness on standing, double vision, dry mouth, emotional instability, exaggerated feeling of well-being, eye irritation, falling, fatigue, fever, flu-like symptoms, gas, general discomfort, hallucination, hiccup, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, increased sweating, infection, insomnia, itching, joint pain, lack of bladder control, lack of coordination, lethargy, light-headedness, loss of appetite, menstrual disorder, migraine, muscle pain, nasal inflammation, nervousness, numbness, paleness, prickling or tingling sensation, rapid heartbeat, rash, ringing in the ears, sinus inflammation, sleep disorder, speech difficulties, swelling due to fluid retention, taste abnormalities, throat inflammation, throbbing heartbeat, tremor, unconsciousness, upper respiratory infection, urinary tract infection, vertigo, vomiting, weakness, abnormal tears or tearing, abscess, acne, aggravation of allergies, aggravation of high blood pressure, aggression, allergic reaction, altered production of saliva, anemia, belching, blisters, blood clot in lung, boils, breast pain, breast problems, breast tumors, bruising, chill with high temperature followed by heat and perspiration, decreased sex drive, delusion, difficulty urinating, excessive urine production, eye pain, facial swelling due to fluid retention, fainting, false perceptions, feeling intoxicated, feeling strange, flushing, frequent urination, glaucoma, gout, heart attack, hemorrhoids, herpes infection, high cholesterol, hives, hot flashes, impotence, inability to urinate, increased appetite, increased tolerance to the drug, intestinal blockage, irregular heartbeat, joint degeneration, kidney failure, kidney pain, laryngitis, leg cramps, loss of reality, low blood pressure, mental deterioration, muscle spasms in arms and legs, muscle weakness, nosebleed, pain, painful urination, panic attacks, paralysis, pneumonia, poor circulation, rectal bleeding, rigidity, sciatica (lower back pain), sensation of seeing flashes of lights or sparks, sensitivity to light, sleepwalking, speech difficulties, swelling of the eye, thinking abnormalities, thirst, tooth decay, uncontrolled leg movements, urge to go to the bathroom, varicose veins, weight loss, and yawning
Other Names for Celexa Include: (Citalopram, Cipramil, Cipram, Dalsan, Recital, Emocal, Sepram, Seropram, Citox)
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