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A 30-year-old female asked:

Mt doctor put me on citalopram for anxiety. is there bad side affects and will this medication have long term affects like. heart issues or liver or kidney. please confirm how good this medication is on the body?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
talkto prescrber : Citalopram use can cause heart rhythm changes called QT prolongation or Torsade de Pointes, which can cause sudden death. This is at higher doses, other than that there are no reported long term concerns for effects on the body. You should always speak to your prescriber about any effect of concern. Best Wishes

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