Buspar vs. Celexa
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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|Helps you relax. Buspar (Buspirone) is effective for treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and less effective for short-term use.||Improves mood and helps you relax. Celexa (Citalopram) is good for treating depression and anxiety. Might be less likely to cause side effects than some antidepressants, but not the best choice for people with heart or liver problems.|
|How it works|
|Buspar (Buspirone) is an anti-anxiety medication. It's used to stabilize chemicals in the brain that control mood and nervousness.||Celexa (Citalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood.|
|Type of medication|
› AzaspirodecanedionePrescription only
› Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)Prescription only
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|How well it works for depression|
The free Iodine Start program helps people track how well they are improving, and find the right antidepressant faster.
|The free Iodine Start program (personal reports and coaching) is currently only for antidepressants. For now, you can read our pharmacist info about this medication.Learn more about Buspar (Buspirone) ›|
After 4 weeks using Start and Celexa (Citalopram), here’s how much better people feel.
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