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Can celexa (citalopram) make it hard for you to wake up?

Can celexa (citalopram) make it hard for you to wake up?

Yes: Yes. Celexa, known generically as citalopram is an ssri and does have a common adverse effect of somnolence. Not all ssris have the same side effect profile, however, and you may find relief with another drug in this class of antidepressants. ...Read more

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Citalopram (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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2nd time on celexa, (citalopram) both times i've felt after a few weeks like i want to crawl out of my skin, antisocial, and wake up anxious. On 10 mg. If i increase will that make it worse or better? New med?

2nd time on celexa, (citalopram) both times i've felt after a few weeks like i want to crawl out of my skin, antisocial, and wake up anxious. On 10 mg. If i increase will that make it worse or better? New med?

New Med?: You may be treating only part of your problem, depression. It is common to have this kind of reaction when you have a mood disorder which includes, but is not limited to, depression. Treating the depression alone may unmask the agitation side of the condition. Consult with your provider and see what they think about this. If you've been on Celexa (citalopram) for a while taper slowly. Ask doc. ...Read more

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Rare sleeping disorder on celexa (citalopram) 4 deprs. Been on multiple sleep meds. None work. Wake in up 5+times a night. Clxa culd be reasn but only ad thatwor?

Rare sleeping disorder on celexa (citalopram) 4 deprs. Been on multiple sleep meds. None work. Wake in up 5+times a night.  Clxa culd be reasn but only ad thatwor?

Not Celexa (citalopram).: Have you had a sleep study? It might help clarify what causes your sleep problem. Try sleep hygiene as well. Do not do any work or read in bed, use it only for sleep, do not watch tv in bed, or watch stimulating movies before you go to bed. Try listening to music or a relaxation tape. There is a yoga technique with breathing they describe as "darth vader" type of breathing. ...Read more

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Hard stopping Zoloft (sertraline) and celexa...how long should the side effects last from this choice?

Taper: stopping any of the psychoactive meds suddenly is an invitation to reexperiencing all sorts of symptoms. Taper slowly (preferably under supervision of Dr) over several weeks (depending on dose). ...Read more

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27 y/old m. I am always hot, I mean always. Constant sweating and I wake up at least 2 a week from profusely sweating. I am taking celexa (citalopram)?

27 y/old m.  I am always hot, I mean always. Constant sweating and I wake up at least 2 a week from profusely sweating. I am taking celexa (citalopram)?

Yup: Sweating is a common side effect of taking celexa (citalopram). The reaction being described seems more severe than usual but it can happen. Not having had this symptom before taking Celexa (citalopram) would make it even more likely that it was due to the celexa (citalopram). If it goes away after stopping Celexa (citalopram) that would also confirm that it is the side effect. Discussion about a replacement medication with your doctor is in order. ...Read more

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What's the best depression medicine on the market my dr prescribed me celexa (citalopram) it makes me sleep i don't wanna wake up i've had 3 deaths in one year?

What's the best depression medicine on the market my dr prescribed me celexa (citalopram) it makes me sleep i don't wanna wake up i've had 3 deaths in one year?

Talk Therapy!: While you search for a better antidepressant, definitely get involved in supportive talk therapy. The losses you've faced and your grief will not be resolved by drugs alone - they may not even be necessary. You need to work through your feelings which may be fairly normal and healthy. But, un-dealt with, they can fester leading to worse symptoms. Be picky, this therapist is one you need to trust. ...Read more

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Celexa causes hard to reach orgasm. Would lowering the dose help and can it become permanent? Im on 20 mg. It does help me though. Zoloft (sertraline) made me sick

Celexa causes hard to reach orgasm. Would lowering the dose help and can it become permanent? Im on 20 mg. It does help me though. Zoloft (sertraline) made me sick

Almost immedicately: The side effect is dose related and improves as soon as the blood levels drop which could be the next day. Of course over time if the depression returns your libido could plummet. Lexapro (escitalopram) may have less sexual dysfunction than Celexa. Young men who are anorgasmic on low doses of SSRI, I wonder about Bipolar disorder and would consider Lamictal as alternate rx ...Read more

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A month ago i woke up with derealization what is the best way to treat this? Currently taking clonazepam and celexa (citalopram). When will i "wake up"? HELP!!

A month  ago i woke up with  derealization what is the best way  to treat this?  Currently taking clonazepam and celexa (citalopram). When will i "wake up"? HELP!!

Talk to someone: Depersonalization and derealization are often helped greatly by cognitive and psychodynamic therapies in conjunction with supportive medication. Your best bet is to find a psychologist and psychiatrist who you can partner with to help alleviate the worry you're experiencing from these symptoms. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Bipolar 2 on 200mg seraquil, abilify, (aripiprazole) celexa , wellbutrin and lithium I am still so depressed and hard to fall asleep is it normal?

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Bipolar 2 on 200mg seraquil, abilify, (aripiprazole) celexa , wellbutrin and lithium I   am still so depressed and hard to fall asleep is it normal?

Bipolar depressed: Sounds like you need to discuss with your doctor making some adjustments to your medications to help you sleep better. Also Lithium blood level if not done. ...Read more

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Can i use celexa in place of serlatine?

Can i use celexa in place of serlatine?

Some of the time: You should not use Serlatine if you use Pimozide, You should not use Serlatine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the last 40 days. These include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
It is not approved for treating children who are less than 18 years old. ...Read more

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Can align be taken with celexa (citalopram)?

Can align be taken with celexa (citalopram)?

Yes: In fact it can be very helpful for people who experience GI distress with ssri's like celexa (citalopram). ...Read more

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What are the side affects of celexa (citalopram)?

What are the side affects of celexa (citalopram)?

Celexa (citalopram): Common ones are nausea, headaches, dry mouth, insomnia, vivid dreams, sweating, diarrhea, & black box warning re. Suicide risk. ...Read more

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Can I stop taking celexa (citalopram) after 9 years?

Yes.: Talk to your doc about how to do it and what to expect and if that is the right choice for you. ...Read more

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What are common side affects of celexa (citalopram) ?

What are common side affects of celexa (citalopram) ?

Like any ssri: Delayed ejaculation, anorgasmia, diarrhea, nausea, restlessness headaches, r sometimes problems but usually no complaints. ...Read more

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Can i stop taking celexa (citalopram) after 10+ years?

This would be a good: Question for your provider. If you have recurrent major depressive episodes then it may not be recommended that you stop antidepressants. If you have other conditions that are well controlled it may be a good idea. ...Read more

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What are the secondary effects of celexa (citalopram)?

Black box: The only antidepressant ssri that got black box warning about heart problems is celexa (citalopram). There is a recent wanring about Celexa (citalopram) causing some heart conduction problems for all ages, but I have yet to see one case. Not advised after 50. Otherwise is not known to cause significant or noticeable side effects. Must not take it if pregnant as the safety record is now not complete on ssri. ...Read more

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Hi, does grapefruit interfere with celexa (citalopram)?

Hi, does grapefruit interfere with celexa (citalopram)?

Yes, it can: Celexa (citalopram) (and some other medications) are broken down with the help of an enzyme called cyp3a4, whose activity can be blocked by grapefruit juice. So instead of being broken down, more Celexa (citalopram) enters your bloodstream and stays in your body longer. ...Read more

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How long before the body rids itselfof celexa (citalopram)?

Citalopram: Usually five times the half life of citalopram which in a healthy individual is approx 35 hours. ...Read more

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Why is celexa (citalopram) not recommended after age of 50?

Celexa (citalopram): I haven't heard that! in 2011 the fda suggested a dose of no more than 40 mg a day in people younger than 60 and 20 mg a day in people over age 60 because there was some evidence it could contribute to heart problems. However, a recent study from the veterans health administration did not find increased vascular risk (2013). I don't know if the guidelines/regulations are different in canada though. ...Read more

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Can i take celexa (citalopram) and prolsic at the same time?

Can i take celexa (citalopram) and prolsic at the same time?

No: Talk to your doctor before using citalopram together with omeprazole. Combining these medications may increase the blood levels of citalopram and increase the risk of certain side effects, including an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious or life-threatening. ...Read more

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What to do if i took 2 20 mg tablets of celexa (citalopram)?

You are OK: Doses above 40 mg/day of Celexa (citalopram) are not recommended due to the risk of QT prolongation.. Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. ...Read more

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Advice on celexa (citalopram) 20mg? Is that a normal dosage?

Yes: It is definitely one of the most popular doses of celexa; and it is ok for you if your dr prescribed it this way. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What happens if your on celexa (citalopram) (the medication)?

Celexa (citalopram) SSRI: Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or if you get suicidal ideation.
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How much time until celexa (citalopram) gets back in my system?

How much time until celexa (citalopram) gets back in my system?

Antidepressants: can take 4-6 weeks to take full effect once started and being adherent to medications. ...Read more

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Help please! is celexa (citalopram) 40ml any diffrent from 20ml?

Celexa (citalopram): 40 mg. Is maximum recommended daily dose if response to 20 mg. Was limited. ...Read more

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I too k one celexa (citalopram) how long go get out of my system?

About 3 days.: The half-life of Celexa (citalopram) is about 1 1/2 days. It takes about 3 days to get the majority of the medicine out of your system. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat withdraw symptoms from celexa (citalopram)?

Consult your MD: You can either go back on celexa and titrate down dose slower or ask your doctor if it indicated for you to go on prozac (fluoxetine) to help with withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Celexa (Definition)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more