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A drug of the SSRI class, C20H21FN2O, used in its hydrobromide form to treat depression.

[citalo- (from rearrangement of (ph)t(h)al(ene)c(arbon)i(trile), one of its constituents) + -pram, antidepressant suff. (pr(opyl) + am(ine)).]


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Because such dose-dependent changes in the electrical activity of the heart can lead to abnormal heart rhythms, including the potentially fatal Torsade de Pointes, and in the absence of evidence demonstrating that citalopram at doses higher than 40 mg per day is beneficial in the treatment of depression, the FDA determined that citalopram should no longer be used at doses above 40 mg per day and that it should not be used at all in patients with congenital long QT syndrome.
In 24-week follow-up of a previously reported 12-week study, patients aged 40 years and older with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder whose regular antipsychotic therapy was augmented with the SSRI citalopram (Celexa) maintained a significant decrease in suicidal ideation scale scores, compared with similar patients on an antipsychotic and placebo, reported Dr.
These include a Scandinavian-based registry study of 375 women exposed to citalopram (Celexa) in the first trimester, which failed to indict SSRI as a teratogen.
a subsidiary of Alpharma, has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for citalopram hydrobromide tablets,10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg.
In that trial, known as the TRIDMAC (TM) trial, patients whose continued citalopram treatment was augmented with racemic mecamylamine showed greater improvement on symptoms of depression than patients who received continued citalopram treatment and placebo.
Martin Schaefer conducted an open-label prospective study examining the efficacy of citalopram pretreatment (J.
CHICAGO -- Citalopram may be an effective option for reducing hot flashes, having performed twice as well as placebo in a randomized, placebo-controlled phase III trial conducted by the North Central Cancer Treatment Group.
A total of 228 adverse events associated with the use of citalopram (Celexa) during pregnancy has been reported to the Food and Drug Administration's Adverse Event Reporting System since the drug was approved in 1998, J.
a technology-based specialty pharmaceutical and drug delivery company with a growing branded and generic product line in Europe, announced today that three of its Spanish subsidiaries (Laboratorios Belmac, Davur and Rimafar) have received approval to market 10mg, 20mg and 40mg branded and generic versions of citalopram in Spain.
In a Phase 2 trial in patients who did not respond adequately to first-line treatment with citalopram hydrobromide that Targacept completed in 2006, patients whose citalopram regimen was augmented with mecamylamine showed greater improvement on symptoms of depression and irritability than patients who received citalopram and a placebo.
The review looked at the following drugs: bupropion, citalopram (Celexa), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine, fluvoxamine (Luvox), milnacipran, mirtazapine (Remeron), paroxetine (Paxil), reboxetine, sertraline (Zoloft), and venlafaxine (Effexor) (Lancet 2009 [doi: 10.
BALTIMORE -- Treatment with the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor citalopram of individuals who have high levels of hostility not only reduces hostility but improves the cardiovascular risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome, data presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society show.