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Do certain medical conditions raise my risk of problems from taking Celexa?

Certain medical conditions may raise your risk of some side effects from Celexa (citalopram), a prescription antidepressant. Tell your doctor if you have the following conditions or have had them in the past:
  • problems with your liver, kidneys or heart
  • high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke
  • bipolar disorder, mania or other mental health issue
  • seizures or convulsions
  • bleeding disorders
  • low levels of sodium in your blood
Also tell your doctor if you take other prescription or nonprescription medicines or dietary and herbal supplements. Certain medications interact with Celexa and may cause side effects.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant in the near future or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed soon.

Once you start taking Celexa, if you experience a change with your overall health, consult your doctor.

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