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is citalopram narcotic

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
No, SSRI: a newer SSRI is citalopram (Celexa) which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of depression in 1998. Although it is str ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
SSRI antidepressant: Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be full ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: I assume you are meaning to alternate days so you are effectively taking less of the med equivalent to about 15mg. It depends on what your effective ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Generally 80 mg of citalopram is likely to just cause fatigue and possibly nausea or vomiting. Serious side effects such as cardiac arrhythmia and sei ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Di lullo
20 years experience Psychiatry
Communication: Did you discuss this with your prescriber?
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Celexa: You might feel dizzy, feel more tired, have a more rapid heart rate, sweat more & experience nausea or vomiting.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Irwin
25 years experience Psychiatry
continue med: Celexa (citalopram) is a antidepressant in the class of ssri's. It is important to be compliant with medications and take them as ordered. Missing d ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience Pharmacology
Question?: Citalopram is an anti-depressant (in the ssri- selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor family) and atenolol is a blood pressure medicine (beta blocker) ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Citalopram can cause drowsiness and sedation in >10% of patients.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Celexa (citalopram) along with other ssri antidepressants can cause GI distress in the form of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. The symptom ... Read More

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