Celexa Side Effects
Like most antidepressants, Celexa has several side effects. Some of these may occur early on with Celexa’s side effects in the first week, including nausea, drowsiness, and increased anxiety. The common side effects are:
- Dry mouth
- Loss of appetite
- Sleeping difficulties (drowsiness or insomnia)
- Sweating a lot
- Upper respiratory infections
There are also severe effects, including:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Manic episodes
- Serotonin syndrome
Severe side effects of Celexa are rare. One of the best benefits of the drug is its fewer side effects compared to other antidepressants.
Celexa is one of the most effective treatments for anxiety. Even though this is an off-label use, studies show it helps with the long-term treatment of anxiety. It has fewer side effects and is generally tolerable to most patients. However, patients should work closely with their doctors from prescription to the use of the medication as instructed. In case of a severe reaction or no improvement in symptoms, the doctor is best placed to guide you on when and how to make a switch to another medication.