I don't know about the law-suit. The correct term for the relationship between Celexa and Citalopram is not that the Citalopram is a "substitute". It is the "generic" version. Technically, they are the same. One is just usually cheaper to get than the other.
"Celexa" is a name brand produced by a particular drug company.
Risperidone is the generic form of Risperdal. Risperdal is classified as an anti-psychotic.
It's also used as a mood stabilizer. One of it's main side-effects is weight gain--lots of it. It's a strong drug, mainly used to fight psychosis. Namely, delusional thinking and hallucinations. In bipolar disorder, it can help get and keep mood swings on an even keel. But, the fact remains--it's one heck of a strong drug with lots of side-effects. Trazodone is an older med that used to be used as an antidepressant until found not effective for that. It is good for sleep and is a mild drug that doesn't often cause too many problems. I have no experience with Celexa. (I'm bipolar and antidepressants send me into mania, so I can no longer take them.) I've tried almost every antidepressant known to man, but not that one. Sorry. If you use the internet, look up the law-suit and see what you can find out. Good luck, grannymusiclover.
Wow! Thank you!!! I don't really care much about the law-suit other than they are saying something about it causing birth-defects. I was just wondering if I should be worried or not if I were to ever start a family, I don't want my antidepressant harming my unborn kid.
ANYWAY! =) Thank you for the information! It was bothering me that I didn't know what that one was for. You were really helpful! Thank you! - wootace
Risperdal is an anti-psychotic but that doesnt have to mean youre psychotic it can also help with other things like paranoia or exessive worrying etc if you started recently the side effects could still get less on their own.lily