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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Side effects of Celepra

Celepra is a brand name of the SSRI antidepressant Citalopram. It is used for depression, OCD and anxiety disorders. More refined versionof this drug  that is more effective and having fewer side effects is escitalopram. 

Nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, abdominal pain and skin rashes are main side effects. Certain patient can report short term anxiety and agitation. Insomnia is also another troublesome side effect of celepra. But it can be controlled by taking the celepra in the morning. Sexual dysfunction such as impotence and lack of desire can occur with both male female patients.

What are the dangerous side effects of Celepra?

Certain patients can develop a condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome with Celepra. It is characterized by sudden onset muscle rigidity, fever and loss of consciousness.

Increased suicidal risk?
Even though this is an anti-depressant, this medication is known to increase suicidal risk in susceptible individuals.Especially young adults and teenagers.

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