Citalopram (brand name Celexa) is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.
Common Side Effects
Commonly reported side effects for citalopram included headaches, nausea with or without vomiting, dry mouth, tremor, sweating, insomnia and drowsiness.
Serious Side Effects
Serious side effects can include an increase in suicidal behaviour or thoughts, especially in children and young adults.
Some patients who discontinue treatment abruptly or miss a dose run the risk of developing withdrawal side effects, including extreme dizziness, tingling sensations, increased tiredness, vivid dreams and behavioural changes.
Other Side Effects
Other reported side effects include decreased appetite, muscle or joint pain and yawning.
Symptoms of Allergic Reaction
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to citalopram include rash, hives, itchiness, swelling, severe dizziness and trouble breathing.