Is it safe to take Generic Celexa (Citalopram) while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Generic Celexa (Citalopram) is classes as Pregnancy Category C, which means it may cause harm to an unborn baby. It is not recommended to take this medication while pregnant. However, depression can be a dangerous disease if left untreated, so talk to your doctor if you are currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant during treatment and he will weigh up the risks and benefits of taking this medication.
Babies born to mothers who used Generic Celexa (Citalopram) during the last 3 months of pregnancy, may in rare cases develop withdrawal symptoms, such as:
- Feeding or breathing difficulties
- Muscle stiffness
- Constant crying
Inform your doctor promptly if you notice any of the above symptoms in your baby.
Generic Celexa (Citalopram) passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant. It is not recommended to take this medication while breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor first.