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 What does the HBR stand for after the word CITALOPRAM?
- Q Is depression one of the major symptom of Citalopram?
- Q How does citalopram interact with other medications or foods?
- Q How long do the side effects of Citalopram last?
- Q What happens if I miss a dose of citalopram?
- Q Is there a generic version of citalopram?