CELEXA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • abnormal sexual function
  • problems with ejaculation
  • the inability to have an erection

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • dry mouth
  • drowsiness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • excessive sweating
  • muscle tremors
  • nausea
  • diarrhea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • confusion
  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • agitation
  • a problem with menstrual periods
  • itching
  • memory loss
  • fever
  • a skin rash
  • trouble breathing
  • excess urination

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a migraine headache
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • excessive saliva production
  • indigestion
  • absence of menstrual periods
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • low energy
  • taste impairment
  • decreased appetite
  • weight loss
  • yawning
  • vomiting
  • gas
  • stomach cramps
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • anxious feelings

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • a decrease in the blood clotting protein prothrombin
  • decreased blood platelets
  • mental problems from taking the drug
  • manic behavior
  • mood changes
  • delusions
  • paranoia
  • panic disorder
  • depersonalization, a disconnection of one's own sense of reality or identity
  • suicidal thoughts
  • an extreme sense of wellbeing called euphoria
  • aggressive behavior
  • myoclonus, quick and involuntary muscle jerks
  • involuntary movements of the limbs, trunk, and facial muscles called paroxysmal choreoathetosis
  • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a reaction characterized by fever, muscle rigidity and confusion
  • serotonin syndrome, a type of disorder with high serotonin levels
  • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • a blood clot
  • bleeding
  • bruising under the skin
  • liver tissue death
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • acute kidney failure
  • priapism, a prolonged erection of the penis
  • breastmilk production not associated with childbirth or nursing
  • breast pain
  • breast fullness due to milk production
  • pregnancy loss
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • mental status changes
  • hallucinations
  • seizures
  • a feeling of restlessness with inability to sit still
  • a type of abnormal movement disorder called dyskinesia
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • secondary angle-closure glaucoma, a type of eye disorder

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a high prolactin level
  • a form of mania that has a lower severity of symptoms
  • grinding of the teeth
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • nystagmus, a condition with involuntary eye movements
  • low blood pressure
  • difficulty concentrating
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • weight gain
  • nosebleed
  • cough
  • an increased need to urinate often
  • indifferent behavior
  • abnormal dreams
  • fast heartbeat

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