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Health Canada Endorsed Important Safety Information on Celexa (citalopram)

January 30, 2012

Subject: Association of CELEXA® (citalopram hydrobromide; also marketed as generics) and abnormal heart rhythms

Lundbeck Canada, in collaboration with Health Canada, would like to inform patients and healthcare professionals that the antidepressant Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide; also marketed as generics) should not be taken at doses of more than 40 mg a day. Higher doses can cause abnormal heart rhythms, based on the results of a research study.

Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide) is used to treat depression and is available as 20 mg and 40 mg tablets.

    * Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide) should no longer be taken at doses greater than 40 mg a day.
    * 20 mg per day is the maximum recommended dose for patients: