citalopram, Celexa

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Is citalopram safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Exposure of neonates to citalopram in the third trimester may cause complications.

Citalopram is excreted in breast milk. Breastfeeding by a citalopram treated woman may cause adverse effects in the infant.

What else should I know about citalopram?

What preparations of citalopram are available?

Tablets: 10, 20, and 40 mg. Solution: 10 mg/5 ml

How should I keep citalopram stored?

Citalopram should be stored at room temperature, 15 to 30 C (59 to 86 F).

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

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