Celexa is used to treat major depressive disorders that are associated with mood swings. It is sometimes used to treat BDI (body dysmorphic disorder) and anxiety. Celexa works by maintaining the correct balance of chemicals in the brain, thereby relieving the symptoms.
Celexa comes in tablet form to be taken orally. The usual dosage is one tablet daily. Celexa does not have to be taken with food. After two weeks the patient should report a marked improvement. Do not stop using Celexa without consulting a doctor, even if you are experiencing a significant improvement in your condition. Never increase or decrease the dosage without speaking to your doctor.
If a dose is missed, it can be taken as soon as you remember, as long as it does not clash with the next scheduled dose. In this case, rather skip the missed dose. Never take a double dose.
Use Celexa with caution when driving or performing any potentially dangerous task as this drug has been known to cause drowsiness and dizziness. These symptoms can increase if Celexa is used in conjunction with alcohol.