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Dr. Alan Ali
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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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How long would it take to overdose on Citalopram?

How long would it take to overdose on Citalopram?

Overdose: Please, if you are thinking of taking an overdose of any medication or substance seek professional help right away. This is serious. Please do not delay. I hope you will find some assistance soon. ...Read more

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How many mgs of citalopram does it take to overdose?

How many mgs of citalopram does it take to overdose?

"Overdose" vs lethal: "overdose" means taking more medication than prescribed or intended. The amount you take may or may not be lethal, which differs by medication and your tolerance. I agree with dr. Tripp that citalopram and other ssri's have a high safety record in overdose. A variable amount may give you unpleasant -- but probably not lethal -- side effects. ...Read more

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How many 10 mg celexa (citalopram) would it take to die of overdose?

How many 10 mg celexa (citalopram) would it take to die of overdose?

Get help: Call the er or 911 if you are contemplating suicide or call a crisis hotline. We don't provide such information here. ...Read more

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Overdosed on citalopram. How long does it take to leave your body so I can be normal again?

Overdosed on citalopram. How long does it take to leave your body so I can be normal again?

About 5 days.: It generally takes five 1/2 lives for a drug to clear your system. If a drug is daily dose then 1/2 life is usually one day. You may feel slightly lightheaded while the drug is clearing. If you overdosed as a suicidal attempt you really need to follow up with your doctor or other mental health professional. ...Read more

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Would an overdose on citalopram kill you?

Would an overdose on citalopram kill you?

Citalopram: Citalopram or ssri overdosages rarely kill but may cause serotonin syndrome which can be life threatening, but why would you ask such a question, if you are suicidal please call 911 or go to nearest er. ...Read more

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What are the tests for citalopram overdose?

Celexa (citalopram) overdose: No specific tests, mainly monitoring vital signs & GI functions & alertness. ...Read more

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What are the possible effects of citalopram overdose?

Celexa (citalopram) overdose: Fatal dose not known. Pts. Have survived ingestion of up to 2 g citalopram. The effects potentiated by alcohol taken at the same time. Potential interaction w/tricyclic antidep. & MAOIs.
Nausea, vomiting, sweating, tachycardia, drowsiness, coma, dystonia, convulsions, hyperventilation & hyperpyrexia reported. CVS features observed include Nausea, vomiting, sweating, tachycardia, drowsiness, coma ...Read more

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What would be the result of a celexa (citalopram) overdose?

Various: The worst case would be serotonin syndrome, in which there may be mental changes such as hallucinations, labile blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and G.I. Symptoms. Other, less severe possibilities are hyponatremia and psychomotor retardation. ...Read more

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What is the result of getting a celexa (citalopram) overdose?

See below: Celexa (citalopram) is a realtive ly safe medication. However one can overdose on it. The common side effects are :dizziness, sweating, nausea and vomiting, shakiness (tremor), drowsiness, fast heartbeat (tachycardia).

More serious symptoms include: amnesia (memory loss),
confusion, seizures, trouble breathing, muscle pain, irregular heart beat, and death. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Citalopram overdose?

Citalopram OD: Dosing for citalopram/ Celexa is up to 40mg orally per day. An overdose is accidental or intentional ingestion or application of an excessive dose of a medication. Medications overdoses may be dangerous and may lead to death in some situations. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Celexa (citalopram) overdose?

Celexa OD: Symptoms of celexa overdose may include: nausea, vomiting, tremor, rapid heart rate, dizziness, increased sweating &feeling tired. More rarely there can be confusion, convulsions, rapid breathing, amnesia, cyanosis, rhabdomyolysis, changes to heart rhythm and coma. ...Read more

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Overdosed on celexa (citalopram) while pregnant?

Overdosed on celexa (citalopram) while pregnant?

A suicide attempt?: Are we talking about intentional od? If so, I'm assuming you're talking to therapist or psychiatrist about it. A single blast of Celexa (citalopram) on a developing fetus is probably not anything to worry about in terms of fetal abnormalities. ...Read more

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Can you die from a citalopram overdose or just sleep?

Yes: You can die not just sleep from this overdose. It can be very serious and the medicine should not be left around. Recently there have been new warnings about potential cardiac effects of th 40mg dose without overdose! ...Read more

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Might I overdose from promethazine and citalopram if I take it every day?

Unlikely: Not if you take the dose you are prescribed and it is a proper dose (celexa (citalopram) up to 40mg and Promethazine up to 100mg/day) you can get side effects such as sedation. If you are so sedated that you don't remember what you are taking, I guess you could take an extra dose which shouldn't hurt you but if you have a bad reaction, see your doctor immediately or go to the er. ...Read more

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I took an overdose on friday night. About 20 citalopram 40mg and about 7 cetrazine10mg. I might be pregnant. Are there any lasting effects?

I took an overdose on friday night. About 20 citalopram 40mg and about 7 cetrazine10mg. I might be pregnant. Are there any lasting effects?

If overdosing: With a recent but not not immediate overdose, you're in need of ongoing psychiatric evaluation and treatment. This is the most acutely important thing right now. If pregnant and not able to guarantee your own safety, you need help for both yourself and your baby. The meds you took are category b & c for fetal risk. Please talk & work with your own primary care physician about this part. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for citalopram overdose?

What is the treatment for citalopram overdose?

Celexa (citalopram) OD: Supportive treatment & gastric lavage.

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What is the treatment for celexa (citalopram) overdose?

Depends on dose/age: Accidental overdose in a child or infant should receive urgent medical care at an er.
Overdose representing a suicide attempt requires prompt medical evaluation followed possibly by in patient psychiatric care. Celexa (citalopram) overdoses are rarely fatal unless there are other drugs/alcohol also involved. ...Read more

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Will my dr. And therapist send me to the hospital/psych ward if I go to a&e after overdosing on citalopram?

Will my dr. And therapist send me to the hospital/psych ward if I go to a&e after overdosing on citalopram?

Probably: I don't know what 'a&e' means but if you are a danger to yourself (e.g. Overdosing on prescription drugs) then you might need to be hospitalized to gain safety from fatal self-harm. ...Read more

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What is citalopram taken for?

Celexa (citalopram): I agree with dr. Williamson, but also add that ssri's are used to treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more