Celexa Overview

Celexa (generic: citalopram) is a prescription medicine used to treat depression. Celexa belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medications work by increasing the amount of serotonin in the space between nerve cells.  This improves mood by allowing the brain to send and receive chemical messages. 

Celexa comes in tablet or oral solution (liquid) and is taken by mouth, once a day with or without food.  
Common side effects of Celexa are nausea, dry mouth, and drowsiness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Celexa affects you.