Celexa is antidepressant which belongs to SSRIs group (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). Has a well-known ability to inhibit serotonin's reuptake, has no (or a very weak) ability to bind to a huge range of receptors, including receptors of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), histamine H1, D1- and D2-dopamine; alpha1-, alpha2-, beta-adrenergic; benzodiazepine and m-cholinergic receptors, which determine almost complete absence of such harmful effects as negative chrono, drome and inotropic effects, orthostatic hypotension, sedation and dry mouth.
Indications for use:
Depressive episodes of moderate and severe degrees. Panic disorder.
Celexa is taken perorally once a day (not chewing, drink with small water amount). The medication can be applied at any time, meal regardless; it is appointed to take the remedy at the same time.
Depression treatment begins with the Celexa's reception of 20 mg/day. Considering the individual patient's reaction and depression's severity, the dosage can be enlarged to a maximum of 40 mg/day.
In panic disorder case the recommended dosage for 1 week treatment is 10 mg per day, then the dose is enlarged to 20 mg per day. The daily dosage can be enlarged in the future according to individual patient's reaction to 40 mg/day.