Is Celexa bad? I like it for my anxiety/depression.
Among the SSRIs, Celexa has a relatively high excretion into breast milk. It’s certainly not bad enough to be reason to discontinue breastfeeding or the medication if an effective therapeutic dose has been established, but it’s not preferred.
It’s also a mild antihistamine, which could potentially cause problems with supply, though that’s less of a concern.
For my particular symptoms, while I know Celexa is used off-label for various anxiety conditions and OCD, there doesn’t seem to be as much evidence as for other drugs (and no indication for PTSD).
It would probably be near the bottom of the list for me to try, for these reasons. It is, however, relatively safe for pregnancy (category C, which in my opinion is good enough if you know the medication benefits you).