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When can I stop taking Celexa?

You can stop taking Celexa (citalopram) when your doctor says that it is safe and recommends for you to do so. Celexa is an antidepressant that's generally taken once a day. It treats depression by adjusting the level of the chemical serotonin in the brain.

Some people need to take Celexa for a few weeks or months, while other people may need to stay on it longer. Whenever you stop, it's best to do it gradually; stopping this drug suddenly may cause serious withdrawal symptoms. When you are ready to stop taking Celexa, your doctor may taper your dose over a period of time to prevent these symptoms.

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