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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: It is definitely one of the most popular doses of celexa; and it is ok for you if your dr prescribed it this way. Best wishes.

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If the prescribed: Dose of Celexa (citalopram) is 20mg per day - it can be taken in a divided dose.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Frimberger
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Don't stop suddenly!: There is a condition call SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome which can occur if you discontinue using an SSRI or related medication abruptly, particularly ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
42 years experience in Neurology
Celexa (citalopram) dose: Yes, 20 mg a day is a common dose.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
SSRI's: They are both ssri's. I have found both effective when treating patients. Either are good options for conditions like post traumatic stress disorder, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes, some major: The major alerts are for the risk of serotonin syndrome. Several other concerns exist between these drugs and include increased risks for the common s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Side effects: If done under md supervision for the right reasons no withrawal side effects, your symptoms may relapse and come back stronger.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Can be: A common side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) is drowsiness. Bedtime dosing may allay the problem. Be sure to discuss any side effects with your prescri ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Many..: Dry mouth, nausea, somnolence, insomnia, increased sweating, tremor, diarrhea, runny nose, and ejculatory disorders are top on the list...They tend to ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Kunen
44 years experience in Clinical Psychology
See below: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri and is basically the "pure" form of citalopram. Most common se's effects are constipation, decreased sexual drive, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Lexapro (escitalopram) requires a prescription.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kaushik Raval
36 years experience in Psychiatry
No: If your fatigue is related to depression or anxiety then both Celexa and zoloft (sertraline) might help.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes they can: You should talk to your dr about the other issues as well. Best wishes.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
12 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Ask again: You have a question about Paxil (paroxetine) and Zoloft. Ask more specifically and I'm sure someone will be happy to help. Also, don't hesitate to ask ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jagwinder Sandhu
26 years experience in Psychiatry
Switching meds: Yes they can be taken together when cross tapering but you have to watch for possible rare phenomenon called serotonin syndrome.You need to discuss wi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Could be.: There are individual responses to different medications . If you have not experience these symptoms before you took Celexa, (citalopram) it is possibl ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience in Psychiatry
Low probability: There are the possibility of low probability side effects. With respect to specific interactions, the most prominent thing to remember is that if you ... Read More
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A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Typically few: These are medications that can be used in combination to treat depressive symptoms. The most common adverse interactions can be fatigue and weight gai ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Celexa (citalopram): I agree that Celexa (citalopram) is safe long-term , as long as regular checkups done to monitor blood work & mood changes.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Too many meds: Taking all of these medications together is not a good idea. You run the risk of serotonin syndrome, a potentially lethal condition and you are at inc ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
See your doctor: If Celexa (citalopram) is causing insomnia almost a month into treatment, discuss with your doctor the idea of a different medication for the same goa ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience in Neurology
Anx: 20mg is a normal dose, not high or low. The main thing you said is you are better. Obviously weighing the spacey feeling with how much better you are ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Too many medications: Nope. Only because you are on too many medications at once. This level of medications cannot possibly be safe in any circumstance. There is no scien ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience in Psychiatry
DEPENDS: For the right illness Prozac (fluoxetine) can be very effective. Indicated for depression, anxiety, panic, social anxiety, ocd, pmdd.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
I'll say it again: I think I've already responded to you, but that's okay. There may be an SSRI or SSNRI that will work for you w/out bad side effects, but it gets slimm ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: They can be taken together, but usually aren't, since Remeron and Zoloft (sertraline) are both antidepressants. Remeron can sometimes be added to hel ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
V sxs: Hello. You can add in deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Acupuncture can also be quite helpful.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizer ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience in Geriatrics
None: The most recent studies discourage the use of antidepressants during pregnancy.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes but: This seems a bit much for anyone. Is there a way that you can speak to your doctor about streamlining your meds. The doc is treating you for bipolar ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Common effects: •drowsiness •vomiting •increased heart rate (tachycardia) or slow heart rate (bradycardia) •nausea •dizziness •agitation •shakiness (tremor). •com ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly: Clonazepam is a possibility but is a controlled substance and is not prescribed unless you really have problems with he baclofen. It causes dependence ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Celexa (citalopram): Generally very well tolerated, side effects may include constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Drug interactions: The morphine and tramadol work in synergy to reduce pain and inflammation. Celexa (citalopram) also works to stabilize the nerve membrane and reduce ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
If by doctor's order: If you're taking these medications on doctor's order then, I cannot tell you NOT to take either one of them or any of them. But if what you're asking ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
26 years experience in Pain Management
Not necessary......: It can be taken together as they work differently.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
No: It's is a minor tranquilizer--for Effexor (venlafaxine) discontinuance symptoms the best is take a small (37.5) of effexor (venlafaxine).
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: Doctors often combine medications in a way to maximize their benefits and minimize their side effects. What matters, is does this work for you?
A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If your problem is: Seasonal effective disorder then you are likely to have better results with a medication like wellbutrin (bupropion). Discuss with your physician.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience in Neurology
T 1/2: Half live is around 1.5 days...So say 6-8 days and out of system.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
2+ weeks, roughly: Antidepressants take some time to start working, and they take a similar amount of time to stop working, too. This varies from about a week to a mont ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Not likely: Panic attacks may occur in anyone. Medication reduces the likelihood but panic atttacks may break through. It probably reflects stress. Review your si ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
It depends: It depends to some degree how long you were on it. If you were on it for several weeks and it built up to a full dose in your bloodstream then it migh ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience in Psychiatry
Usually not: Most are ok to take and no interaction but depends on which med.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience in Psychiatry
Doubt it!!: You are talking about the ingredient in the fiber laxatives like metamucil and a bunch of others. I don't know of any interaction they can have with C ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Work closely: This combo requires your provider to stay very involved since there is a higher risk for seizure side effects. But, if that's not a problem - it might ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Add some therapy: To the medications you mention, a good addition might be some good psychotherapy. It has no side effects or dangerous interactions and can teach you w ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
See below: Celexa (citalopram) is a realtive ly safe medication. However one can overdose on it. The common side effects are :dizziness, sweating , nausea and v ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Opioids can be bad: Many physicians argue that opioids have no role in fibro. I would certainly stay with an snri like Cymbalta or savella (milnacipran) along with a mem ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Get help: Call the er or 911 if you are contemplating suicide or call a crisis hotline. We don't provide such information here.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hitendra Patel
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not totally. : Many patient take 40mg per day. But you may feel little more anxious or irritable and may some stomach discomfort day or two. It also depends on how l ... Read More
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