You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression)
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Had a recent heart attack or have unstable heart disease
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Low blood potassium (hypokalemia)
- Low blood magnesium (hypomagnesemia)
- Long QT syndrome
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Celexa and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Celexa and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Citalopram for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take citalopram.)