Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

Since Citalopram has serious side effects if overdosed, this recall should be taken seriously. These side effects may include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body, excitement, nervousness, dry mouth, seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist (hallucinating), fever, sweating, confusion, fast or irregular heartbeat, and severe muscle stiffne

If you are taking Citalopram (Celexa), look at your prescription to see if it is CITALOPRAM 40 mg tablets manufactured by Dr. Reddy's. The manufacturer is often listed on the prescription label. If you think your tablets are made by Dr. Reddy's, you should return them to your pharmacy immediately to examine and possibly exchange. If you are not sure who has made your tablets, please take your bottle to your pharmacist for them to check as soon as possible.

If you have any other questions about the recall or if you are experiencing side effects, you should contact your physician, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Recall of Single Lot of Dr. Reddy's Citalopram 40 mg Tablets

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. has recalled a single lot of Citalopram 40 mg tablets. The lot number involved in the recall is lot number C90995. These recalled tablets may be oversized and contain more drug than appropriate. This could result in patients receiving more than the expected dosage of this drug.

Citalopram is used in the treatment of depression and is also known by the brand name Celexa. However, no other lot numbers, strengths, or brands of Citalopram were affected by this recall.

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Publication Date: 2009-09-30
Last Updated: 2009-12-05

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