TEXT ON DRUGS

Following the current meme text on things – something I admit I don’t really get – I present to you:Text on Drugs having no clue about correct protocol for text on things

A Box of Celexa

Side i (front) of box:

Full coverage on all provincial formularies.
Celexa
citalopram

Side ii (top) has 6 smaller boxes with actual Celexa tabs reading:

7 Tablets/comprimes
Celexa
20 mg
7 Tablets/comprimes
Celexa
20 mg Tablets/comprimes
Celexa
20 mg 7 Tablets/comprimes
Celexa
20 mg 7 Tablets/comprimes
Celexa
20 mg 7 Tablets/comprimes
Celexa
20 mg

Side i (front) of box cont:

(Illustrated is a happy, hetero, good looking under-40 white couple smiling at each other)
This is the only kind of interaction your depressed patient needs.
SSRI Therapy
once a day Celaxa
6 X 7 ( 20 mg tablets) citalopram
Physicains’s sample highly selective, highly tolerable.

Side iii (Bottom) of box:

Celexa is indicated for the symptomatic relief of depressive illness .Celexa has been shown to significantly reduce relapse rate up to 24 weeks in patients who respond to 5 to 8 weeks of acute treatment with Celxa.Nevertheless, as with other SSRI’s the physician who elects to use Celexa for extended periods of time should periodically reevaluate the long term usefulness of Celexa for the individual patients. Celexa should not be used in combination with MAOI’s or within 14 days of discontinuing use with a MAOI. Similarly at least 14 days should elapse after discontinuing Celexa treatment before starting a MAOI.

* In vetro data. Comparitive clinical significance is unknown. Most common adverse events for Celaxa were mild and transient nausea (20.6% vs. 13,4% for placebo), dry mouth (19.4% vs, 12,2% for placebo) and somnolence (17.3% vs. 9.9% for placebo).Discontuation rates dues to adverse effects were 15.9 and 7.7% for Celexa and placebo respectively.

Side iv of box:

SSRI therapy
Celexa
Highly selective, highly tolerable.

Side v of box:

SSRI therapy
Celexa
Highly selective, highly tolerable.

Side vi (back) of box:

For more information, please refer to the Celexa Product Monograph.
Celexa is a registered trademark of Lundbeck Canada Inc.
Lundbeck (logo) co-promoted with BIOVAIL (logo) pharmaceuticals
Montreal, Quebec Mississauga, Ontario CEL-012-02-F PAAB (logo) Memeber RX&D (logo).

Note: this is merely a recording of what’s written on the box of drugs. I don’t endorse any of it. In fact, I found Celexa to be niether ‘highly tolerable’ nor ‘highly selective’.

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