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Can I use Celexa if I am breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking Celexa (citalopram), an antidepressant medication. Celexa can pass to a breastfeeding baby through breast milk. There have been reports of weight loss, decreased feeding and increased sleepiness in infants who were breastfed by mothers taking Celexa.

Your doctor may recommend that you do not breastfeed if you need to take Celexa, but do not stop taking it without talking to your doctor first. Stopping Celexa suddenly may cause serious withdrawal symptoms. If you need to stop taking Celexa, your doctor can tell you how to do it safely.

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