A 28-year-old male asked:
please describe the medication: citalopram?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mohammed Younus answered
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 fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is also approved for adolescents.
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
Dr. John Moranville answered
35 years experience Psychiatry
SSRI: Citalopram (celexa) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor like Prozac or Paxil (paroxetine) with fewer side effects. Lexapro (escitalopram) may have fewer side effects, but both are usually tolerated well and effective for both depression and anxiety. Lexapro is only approved for 20 mg. Celexa may be used up to 40 mg, but may have cardiac arrhytmias in higher doses..
Answered on Jul 30, 2016
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