Who should not take CITALOPRAM HBR?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:

Conditions:

  • a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • an increased risk of bleeding
  • manic-depression
  • suicidal thoughts
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a reaction characterized by fever, muscle rigidity and confusion
  • serotonin syndrome, a type of disorder with high serotonin levels
  • closed angle glaucoma
  • heart attack within the last 30 days
  • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • slow heartbeat
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • chronic heart failure
  • chronic heart failure suddenly not controlled by medication
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • liver problems
  • bleeding from stomach, esophagus or duodenum
  • severe renal impairment
  • seizures
  • CYP2C19 poor metabolizer
  • risk of angle-closure glaucoma due to narrow angle of anterior chamber of eye

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