The drug can elevate mood in depressive illness.

Relative Safe drug then other so first line of treatment in depressive disorder.

It selectively inhibit membrane associated SERT.

Better than TCAs(Tricyclic antidepressants)

Buy Citalopram 20 mg in usa (Celexa)

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  • Chemical formula  – C20H21FN20

    Drug class - selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors(SSRIs)

    Trade name - Celexa

     

    Uses -

    Used mainly for mood elevation purpose in mood depressive disorder.

    Also widely used in phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety.

    Also used in posttraumatic stress.

     

    Advantage -

    • Wide range of uses and effective in multiple mood related disorder.
    • No sedating effect.
    • Better than TCAs(Tricyclic antidepressants)
    • Do not interfere with cognitive psychomotor function.

    Side effects

    • shakiness
    • Insomnia
    • Anorexia
    • Headache
    • Dyskinesia
    • Diarrhea

    Sexual disfunction  such as decreased libido , delayed ejaculation.

    The drug overdose can cause death, hence its avoided in patient likely to attempt suicide

    The drug is metabolized in liver ,bio availability is 80%, 32 to 35  hours, excretion is through kidney and faeces  , half life is 20 to 22 hours.

    Dose -

    20 to 40 mg .

    Taken orally.