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Can You Overdose On Citalopram
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
"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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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