Citalopram (generic for Celexa®)

FDA Approved

Have a prescription? Get your citalopram refills in sustainable packaging with Cabinet Health.
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide

Generic For Celexa®

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How does Cabinet care for you?

  1. Seamless transfer process. Our pharmacist will coordinate with your current pharmacy or provider to transfer your prescription.

  2. Better for the planet. Our pharmacy will send your prescription refills in plastic-free, compostable pouches.

  3. Stress-free refills. Our care team will help manage your refills and prescription renewals, so you don't have to worry about running out of pills.

  4. Satisfaction guarantee. If your care needs aren't being met, our care team is here and eager to help! If you're not satisfied, we can transfer your prescription back to your old pharmacy at any time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

About the Drug

Citalopram is the generic equivalent of Celexa®.

By law, a generic drug must be the same as its brand name counterpart in terms of active ingredient, dosage, safety, effectiveness, strength, stability, and quality. A generic may, however, differ in its inactive ingredients (i.e. flavoring, fillers, and preservatives).

Citalopram (Celexa®) can does come with serious warnings. These include:

  • Increased risk of suicidal thoughts or actions*

  • Serotonin syndrome—a rare, but potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when there’s too much serotonin in the brain

  • Severe bleeding

  • Low sodium levels in the blood

  • Seizures

If any of the above concern you, speak with your doctor or pharmacist about your perceived risk and other treatment options that exist.

*A boxed warning is the most serious type of medication warning assigned by the FDA.

Citalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. It works by blocking the brain’s quick absorption of serotonin, a “feed good” chemical in your brain. The end result? An increased level of serotonin in your brain, which is thought to improve mood.

The most common side effects of citalopram include:

  • Nausea

  • Sleepiness drowsiness

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Dizziness, weakness

  • Feelings of anxiety

  • Sexual problems, like decreased libido or premature ejaculation

  • Sweating

  • Shakiness

  • Diminished appetite

  • Dry mouth, constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Respiratory infections

Side effects may improve over time as your body adjusts to the medicine. This list doesn’t represent all possible side effects of citalopram. If you’re experiencing any ongoing, bothersome side effect(s), tell your healthcare provider right away.

If you’d like to learn more, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also has a helpful medication guide for citalopram here.

Citalopram is FDA approved for the treatment of:

  • Major depressive disorder (MDD) or depression

Frequently Asked Questions

Citalopram can interact with some medicines or supplements. It’s always recommended to give both your doctor and pharmacist an updated list of the medicines or supplements you’re taking, so drug interactions can be identified. If you’re unsure whether a certain drug or supplement can be taken with citalopram, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. The FDA also has a helpful medication guide for citalopram here.

If you accidentally miss your dose of citalopram, take the dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose (within 2 hours), skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Don’t take two doses of citalopram at the same time.

Citalopram may be taken with or without food.

During pregnancy: SSRIs, like citalopram, are generally considered to be safer options during pregnancy. Studies haven’t shown a link between citalopram and major birth defects, but risks may still exist.

While breastfeeding: Small amounts of citalopram can enter breast milk and there have been reports of sleepiness and poor feeding in nursing infants.

Always let your provider know if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, so you can discuss the risks and benefits of starting or continuing citalopram.

It’s recommended to avoid or limit the use of alcohol when taking escitalopram. Alcohol can intensify the side effects of escitalopram, including dizziness and sleepiness.


All prescriptions are filled at HealthHavenRx - our partner pharmacy and the only pharmacy that can fill prescriptions in our sustainable pouches! If you need to contact them, please call them at the number below.


Toll-Free: 1-877-289-2839

1 Chestnut Street, Suite 3Y
Nashua, NH 03060​


Toll-Free: 1-877-289-2839

1 Chestnut Street, Suite 3Y
Nashua, NH 03060​

A prescription transfer is what happens when you switch pharmacies. During the transfer process our partner pharmacy will contact your existing pharmacy to move your prescription over.

For now, we partner with a cash-pay only pharmacy. In many situations the prices are less than your copay!

Not yet, but we're working on it! In the meantime, you can place and order and get a receipt from your account portal to send in for reimbursement.

Absolutely! Please email our pharmacy team at and we'll get right back to you.

Generally, our partner pharmacy can fill most non-controlled, oral dose prescriptions in Cabinet's compostable refill pouches. They currently do not fill liquid, cream, or compounded medications. We'll contact you directly if the pharmacy has any issue transferring your prescription.

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Disclaimer: The information on this page is a summary and is not intended to cover all available information about this medication. It does not cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects and is not a substitute for the expertise and judgment of your healthcare professional. Consult your healthcare provider before starting or discontinuing any course of treatment.

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