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There are a number of important precautions and warnings with citalopram to be aware of, including serious side effects to look out for. This drug may cause gastrointestinal bleeding, suicidal thoughts or behavior, or seizures in some people. Do not take it if you are allergic to any components of the medicine, have taken an MAOI within the past two weeks, or are currently taking pimozide.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking citalopram hydrobromide (Celexa®) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
In addition, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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