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    Side Effects of Citalopram Weight Gain

    This short video is an overview of Citalopram and it's side-effects on weight gain

    Citalopram is available under the brand name Celexa in U.S. and Canada. Citalopram is an oral selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drug.

    Celexa treats depression and anxiety by improving the imbalance state of certain chemicals in the brain and helps to improve mood swings.

    Citalopram has several potential minor side effects when used for proper treatment of bipolar disorder. Common side effects can include sleepiness, cotton mouth, nausea, and a problem sleeping. But weight gain does appear to be one of them. This data comes from clinical trials where Celexa was extensively studied and side effects were documented. Weight gain occurring in only 1 percent of people Citalopram.

    Antidepressants and alcohol are known to lead to a variety of side effects such as drowsiness, sleepiness, etc. These side effects are often aggravated when combined alcohol with antidepressants.

    There's no difference between the effectiveness of Celexa and it's generic equivalent citalopram.
    Citalopram affects the flow of neurotransmitters (chemicals) in the brain.