As a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), citalopram increases the availability of serotonin between nerve cells. Serotonin is important because it helps to send messages between nerve cells by activating receptors on each. An adequate amount of serotonin is necessary to allow the message to continue. After the message passes between cells, the first cell absorbs the remaining serotonin. Citalopram prevents this absorption, known as "reuptake," allowing for additional activation of the nerve cell.
- Q Is citalopram safe for pregnant or breast-feeding women?
- Q Is citalopram used for any other conditions?
- Q Is depression one of the major symptom of Citalopram?
- Q Does continuous use of citalopram help reduce its side effects?
- Q Does intake of citalopram cause excessive urination?
- Q What should I avoid while taking citalopram?