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Citalopram HBr tablets in 20-mg (coral, marked 508) and 40-mg (white, marked 509), and a United States one-cent coin (size 19.05 mm/0.75 in)

Citalopram is an antidepressant used to treat major depression and off-label conditions. Citalopram is also used for anxiety conditions and panic disorder.

This medicine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the 1990s. Adverse affects from this medicine include although are not limited to drowsiness, nausea, vivid dreaming, dry mouth and trembling.


Citalopram was first synthesized in 1972 by scientists at the pharmaceutical company Lundbeck and was first marketed in 1989 in Denmark. It was first marketed in the US in 1998. The patent expired in 2003, allowing other companies to legally produce generic versions. In the United States, Forest Labs manufactures and markets the drug.

Brand names

Citalopram is sold under these brand-names:

  • Akarin (Denmark, Nycomed)
  • C Pram S (India)
  • Celapram (Australia, New Zealand),
  • Celexa (U.S. and Canada, Forest Laboratories, Inc.)
  • Celica (Australia)
  • Ciazil (Australia, New Zealand)
  • Cilate (South Africa)
  • Cilift (South Africa)
  • Cimal (South America, by Roemmers and Recalcine)
  • Cipralex (South Africa)
  • Cipram (Turkey, Denmark, H. Lundbeck A/S)
  • Cipraned, Cinapen (Greece)
  • Ciprapine (Ireland)
  • Ciprotan (Ireland)
  • Citabax, Citaxin (Poland)
  • Citalec (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
  • Citalex (Iran, Serbia)
  • Citalo (Australia, Egypt)
  • Citol (Russia)
  • Citox (Mexico)
  • Citrol (Europe and Australia)
  • Citta (Brazil)
  • Dalsan (Eastern Europe)
  • Denyl (Brazil)
  • Elopram (Italy)
  • Estar (Pakistan)
  • Humorup (Argentina)
  • Humorap (Peru, Bolivia)
  • Oropram (Iceland, Actavis),
  • Opra (Russia)
  • Pram (Russia)
  • Pramcit (Pakistan)
  • Recital (Israel, Thrima Inc. for Unipharm Ltd.)
  • Sepram (Finland)
  • Seropram (various European countries, including Czech Republic)
  • Szetalo (India)
  • Talam (Europe and Australia)
  • Temperax (Chile, Peru, Argentina)
  • Vodelax (Turkey)
  • Zentius (South America, by Roemmers and Recalcine)
  • Zetalo (India)
  • Zylotex (Portugal)
  • Cipramil (Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa, Russia)
  • Citalopram (USA, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada)

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