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 Who should take citalopram?
- Q Does intake of citalopram cause excessive urination?
- Q Is depression one of the major symptom of Citalopram?
- Q Is citalopram used for any other conditions?
- Q What is citalopram?
- Q How does citalopram interact with other medications or foods?