A member asked:

My doctor started me on citalopram for some bad things going on. i couldn't fall asleep until 4am, is this a side effect? they said sleepiness.

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Dr. Robert Killian answered

Specializes in General Practice

Citalopram, in about 4% of patients will make them sleepless and it is recommended in these patients to take the pill first thing in the morning. About 5% get sleepy and they have to take it at bedtime.

Answered May 2, 2016



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