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A 33-year-old female asked:

is it normal for citalopram to cause extreme fatigue, lack of motivation, inability to concentrate and irritability? i have been on it almost 3 months

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Dr. Jessica Langenhan
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Citalopram effects: The symptoms that you list are usually some of the things that Citalopram is prescribed to TREAT, so if you are still having these symptoms or side effects after a few months, I would talk to your doctor about considering a different medication or, at least, a re-evaluation of your diagnosis and symptoms.

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