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what happens when you stop taking citalopram

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
SSRI Discontinuation: Citalopram is an ssri antidepressant. If you stop it or any of its relatives suddenly, you may experience discontinuation (withdrawal) symptoms. The ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience Psychiatry
Withdrawal?: Do you mean, when do withdrawal symptoms kick in? If you have been tapered off the medication in a thoughtful way, then you shouldn't experience with ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Please clarify: Not clear what you're asking. Dose, reason for taking and wanting to stop not known. Are you asking if you should stop med or if there is withdrawal o ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, but...: You should only stop a medication after discussing this with your md. Abruptly stopping Celexa (citalopram) may trigger some unpleasant symptoms and t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This would be a good: Question for your provider. If you have recurrent major depressive episodes then it may not be recommended that you stop antidepressants. If you have ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Di lullo
20 years experience Psychiatry
Communication: Did you discuss this with your prescriber?
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Citalopram: The elimination half-life of citalopram can be from 23-45 hours -- and it takes 5 times this for a medication to be processed from your body. By this ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience Psychiatry
Not a good idea...: First of all, you should discuss this with your doctor. Then you need to know that the best way to go off any antidepressant is to slowly and graduall ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience 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 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Reznicsek
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Celexa (citalopram) lasts for a long time in your bloodstream, so as long as you've been taking it consistently, you should be ok for a day or two. Ju ... Read More
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