My doctor stated that celexa can cause damage to the heart and I wanted more detail about that.
Most of the antidepressants can cause problems with the heart. Its not a common occurrence. Here is what the FDA says about it. Cardiovascular side effects including tachycardia, postural hypotension, and hypotension have been reported frequently. Hypertension, bradycardia, edema (extremities), angina pectoris, extrasystoles, cardiac failure, flushing, myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accident, and myocardial ischemia have been reported infrequently. Transient ischemic attack, phlebitis, atrial fibrillation, cardiac arrest, bundle branch block, thrombocytopenia, ventricular arrhythmia, Torsades de pointes, and angioedema have rarely been reported. Prolonged QT interval has been reported to be temporally associated with citalopram (the active ingredient contained in Celexa) treatment.
- Celexa Information for Consumers
- Celexa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Celexa (detailed)
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