Celexa And High Blood Pressure:
There is a Connection

Celexa: What Is It?

Celexa and high blood pressure may be a concern for some people with heart health problems.

Celexa is the brand name for Citalopram, a drug used in the treatment of depression. Like other similar medications, Celexa is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI). It works by raising or restoring serotonin levels.

Celexa is used in treating patients with major depression and sometimes obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is not for patients who are bipolar.

Celexa And High Blood Pressure: Is There A Link?

There is a connection between Celexa and high blood pressure. Celexa – or any other SSRI – should not be taken in conjunction with any of the mono-amine oxidase (MOA) inhibitor class of antidepressants. In addition to high blood pressure, using this combination of drugs may lead to…

  • Confusion
  • Hyperactivity
  • Tremor

Taking SSRIs within two weeks (before or after) of using MOA inhibitors can lead to serious, even fatal reactions.

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Long-term high blood pressure is a serious concern. If your doctor has prescribed medications to lower your blood pressure then it is important that you take them. But there are natural substances that can help in your battle against heart disease and particularly high blood pressure.

Omega-3 is well known for its ability to counteract coronary heart disease. In fact the American Heart Association recommends high Omega-3 intakes to anyone with high triglycerides or coronary heart disease. But Omega-3 has also been shown to have a positive effect on blood pressure.

Also, Fish Peptides have been shown to possess ACE inhibiting properties. For many people fish peptides have become a natural alternative to ACE inhibiting drugs. If ACE inhibitors help you fish peptides might be a good alternative to drug therapy.


Read more on Omega-3 and Blood Pressure.

Read more on Bonito Fish Peptides and Blood Pressure.


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Celexa and Other Related Side-Effects

In some patients Celexa can actually produce low blood pressure. In most cases low blood pressure is less of a problem than high blood pressure. Long-term high blood pressure can lead to…

Short-term low blood pressure usually presents few risks. Possible symptoms include…

  • Fainting
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Lack of concentration
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Thirst
  • Nausea
  • Cold, clammy skin

If blood pressure is very low other more serious conditions may develop such as angina and kidney malfunction.

Celexa can produce a whole list of side-effects many of which are not related to heart health. Be sure to discuss all possible side-effects and drug interactions with your doctor.

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