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Can celexa (citalopram) show side effects after 3 days?

Can celexa (citalopram) show side effects after 3 days?

Yes: Unfortunately the side effects are usually at their worst in the first week, and will get better with time. Talk to your doctor about strategies to deal with the particular side effects you are having.

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I have been taking Celexa (citalopram) 10mg for 2 days and will be stopping due to side effects. How long until it is out of my system?

Soon-ish: With a half life of about 30 hours, it will take many days for the drug to be completely eliminated from the body. HOWEVER, your dose was low and the time on the medication quite short. You can expect resolution of side effects well before the drug is completely eliminated. My guess is that you'll experience a noticeable reduction (if not outright departure) of side effects within 24 hours.

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Can side effects from medicine such as celexa (citalopram) come and go after being on it for 5 months now? Some days nauseous & sum not. And more

It would be unlikely: I think it would be highly unlikely. I have not seen it happen. I will await the answers from my other colleagues as to their experience.Best wishes.

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2 weeks ago took 1 celexa (citalopram) 10mg. Side effects got better. 2 days ago had a slab of milk chocolate. Now pounding heart and no sleep for two nights. Help!

2 weeks ago took 1 celexa (citalopram) 10mg. Side effects got better. 2 days ago had a slab of milk chocolate. Now pounding heart and no sleep for two nights. Help!

Relax as de-stress: Drink plenty of fluids (water) and try eating some bread as well. Take a nice warm shower or bath and try to relax. The chocolate should be out of your system after 2 days. Maybe some anxiety component occurring as well. Get eval if persists.

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Side effects of celexa (citalopram) (20 mg)?

Side effects of celexa (citalopram) (20 mg)?

Celexa (citalopram): Generally very well tolerated, side effects may include constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; increased sweating; light-headedness when you stand or sit up; loss of appetite; nausea; stuffy nose; tiredness; weakness; yawning.

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Can the side effects of celexa (citalopram) go away with time?

Can the side effects of celexa (citalopram) go away with time?

Usually: Generally, you will see a decrease in side effects in 2-4 weeks of taking the medication but if the side effect is very bothersome or does not improve, tell your md right away - there are many medication options (or a lower dose) and it might take more than one try to find the right one for you that helps and does not cause side-effects that are intolerable.

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Will celexa (citalopram) side effects go away some eventually?

Will celexa (citalopram) side effects go away some eventually?

Most likely: Most of the initial side effects are related to GI discomfort and fatigue. Sexual side effects that occur on men typically resolve with time. However, sexual side effects in women tend not to go away over time.

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What are the common side effects of taking celexa (citalopram)?

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Celexa (citalopram): Common ones are headaches, nausea, upset stomach, loose stools, insomnia, anxiety, most of which are temporary & dose-related.

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What are the side effects of celexa (citalopram) for teenagers?

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

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For what length of time do citalopram (celexa) side effects last?

Celexa (citalopram): After stopping celexa, (citalopram) the side effects can last 1 or 2 weeks approx.

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For what length of time do celexa (citalopram) side effects last?

For what length of time do celexa (citalopram) side effects last?

Many possibilities: There are some side effects that are transient and some that last a while. The shorter acting side effects are often effects like nausea or diarrhea. The gastrointestinal system has a lot of serotonin receptors and it is impacted by the introduction of pharmacotherapy that activates those receptors. However, over time these gastrointestinal side effects subside. Some other side effects persist.

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What are the side effects of long term use of celexa (citalopram)?

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Celexa (citalopram): I agree that Celexa (citalopram) is safe long-term , as long as regular checkups done to monitor blood work & mood changes.

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How long will the harsh side effects of celexa (citalopram) persist?

Usually not harsh: Celexa (citalopram) was the best selling antidepressant in europe because it had the fewest.Side effects--the few u may notice will likely be gone in a couple weeks with the exception of sexual side effects.

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What are the common side-effects of discontinuing celexa (citalopram)?

Ssri withdrawal: You may experience headache, dizziness , tremor, worsening of depression, anxiety aggresiveness, insomnia to name a few. It is wise to never abruptly stop medications like Celexa (citalopram) they have to be slowly decresed and monitored.

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For what length of time do the harsh side effects of celexa (citalopram) persist?

Weeks: The nausea and diarrhea often seen generally fade away in about 2 weeks. Overall when Celexa is compared with prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) and zoloft the winner is celexa. Fewer specific side effects, less interaction with other medications.

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What side effects are commonly associated with celexa (citalopram) for 14 yr olds?

Same as adults: The first few days to a week tend to be mild sedation, nausea, and headache (though they may not have any of these). Reduced libido, mild weight gain, and more vivid dreaming tend to be chronic with Celexa (citalopram) or any ssri treatment.

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How long will i feel side effects from celexa (citalopram) after i start taking it ?

Usually 1 wk: Side effects of Celexa (citalopram) may last several days to a week or 2, before they dissipate. If you continue to experience adverse effects, speak with your physician about lowering the dose or switching to an alternate med.

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Why would someone have less side effects on 20mg celexa (citalopram) and more on 10mg?

Metabolism: Whenever ssri medications are first started it can happen that for a short while you may feel worse as the chemicals in your body are affected. Once your body has overcome the initial period, medications are then titrated to your symptoms.

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Could you potentially have no side effects from celexa (citalopram) until years later?

Could you potentially have no side effects from celexa (citalopram) until years later?

Yes: You can develop side-effects from any medication whether taken a long time or for a few days. Some are bothersome enough to stop the medication or change to another while others can be mild and not a problem. Talk to your prescriber and explain what you are experiencing. You may also respond well with a lower dose if the Celexa (citalopram) is still helping.

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I took celexa (citalopram) for the first time in months. What side effects can I expect?

Celexa (citalopram): Celexa side effects can include: nausea, loose stools, constipation, dry mouth, stomach upset, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, sedation, ^ urination, sweating, ^ or v in weight, nasal congestion, sore throat or cough. This is not a complete list. But, you might not have any side effects with celexa. It is generally tolerated well.

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