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A 28-year-old male asked:

can celexa (citalopram) cause chills for the first week or two?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Rockwell
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Yes: Most side effects 'happen early' and go away in time; if it doesn't go away then tell your md about this for ? Change in medication or consider an infection.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Celexa: I don't understand what you are referring to by "chills", so I have included the following reference for your perusal: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/citalopram-side-effects.html.

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