What is citalopram?

Citalopram is a prescription medication used to treat depression. It increases the activity of serotonin, a chemical in the brain. While people taking citalopram typically see their depression improve, any unusual side effects, including thoughts of suicide or a worsening of depression, should be reported immediately. Citalopram is taken orally, either in the form of a tablet or a solution and is part of a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

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