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Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Overview)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of antidepressant drug (psychiatric drug).


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What are celexa/risperdal discontinuation side effects?

What are celexa/risperdal discontinuation side effects?

Side effects: If done under md supervision for the right reasons no withrawal side effects, your symptoms may relapse and come back stronger. ...Read more

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Celexa (Overview)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of antidepressant drug (psychiatric drug).


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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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My doctor prescribed celexa (citalopram). I take it at 10pm every night. And every day I get a bad headache around 8pm. And I can't sleep. Is it the new medicine?

My doctor prescribed celexa (citalopram). I take it at 10pm every night. And every day I get a bad headache around 8pm. And I can't sleep. Is it the new medicine?

Could be.: There are individual responses to different medications. If you have not experience these symptoms before you took Celexa, (citalopram) it is possible that you are having a reaction. Do go back to your doctor and tell him about your symptoms and perhaps prescribe another medication. ...Read more

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

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

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

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I'm on celexa, (citalopram) I have been on it for almost 25 days. One of the side affects is insomnia. I got trazadone, but im still not sleeping as as I used to. What are more ways to sleep well? Help!

I'm on celexa, (citalopram) I have been on it for almost 25 days. One of the side affects is insomnia. I got trazadone, but im still not sleeping as as I used to. What are more ways to sleep well? Help!

See your doctor: If Celexa (citalopram) is causing insomnia almost a month into treatment, discuss with your doctor the idea of a different medication for the same goal. There are many other ssri or snri medications that might be helpful without causing insomnia and then you wouldn't need to add trazadone or another medication for sleep. The chance is very good that you would do well with a different medication. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is 20mg of celexa (citalopram) a effective dose for a 30 years 270lbs for panic attacks it has made me better but would higher dose work better makes me spacey?

Is 20mg of celexa (citalopram) a effective dose for a 30 years 270lbs for panic attacks it has made me better but would higher dose work better makes me spacey?

Weighty question: Weight has really little to do with drug metabolism in adults. The question is which is the most effective dose for your symptoms? If good control isn't happening, try a higher dose in conjunction with doctor's advice. Doses up to 80 mg are not unreasonable. Celexa (citalopram) is not a cure, so the lowest effective dose is the best dose. ...Read more

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I need to find ssri that will work for severe anxiety. Paxil (paroxetine) made me gain lbs, lexapro and Zoloft stopped working. Would celexa work. Others?

I need to find ssri that will work for severe anxiety. Paxil (paroxetine) made me gain lbs, lexapro and Zoloft stopped working. Would celexa work. Others?

Therapy may help: Anxiety has biological roots, but are stimulated through psychological perceptions. Consider adding therapy to your medication and see either a talk therapist or a biofeedback therapist who can help you with evidence based biological interventions in addition to medicine. ...Read more

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Any drugs 4 spasticity that could replace baclofen, and be taken with celexa safely? Except I am allergic 2 zanaflex (tizanidine). Plz help I need my celexa back!

Any drugs 4 spasticity that could replace baclofen, and be taken with celexa safely? Except I am allergic 2 zanaflex (tizanidine). Plz help I need my celexa back!

Possibly: Clonazepam is a possibility but is a controlled substance and is not prescribed unless you really have problems with he baclofen. It causes dependence and is pretty hard to wean from. ...Read more

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6mg morphine shot in ER & 50mg tramadol 2 hrs later. Also on 10mg celexa (citalopram). Read interactions are dangerous. Why would ER dr okay this? I'm scared now

6mg morphine shot in ER & 50mg tramadol 2 hrs later. Also on 10mg celexa (citalopram). Read interactions are dangerous. Why would ER dr okay this? I'm scared now

Drug interactions: The morphine and tramadol work in synergy to reduce pain and inflammation. Celexa (citalopram) also works to stabilize the nerve membrane and reduce pain. The emergency room is an ideal place to receive medications because the patients are monitored closely for any interactions, allergies or side effects. ...Read more

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How many hours should Imitrex (sumatriptan) and celexa be taken apart?

How many hours should Imitrex (sumatriptan) and celexa be taken apart?

Serotonin Syndrome: Taking these two drugs together can rarely cause serotonin toxicity which is potentially fatal so you need to be aware of the symptoms (sudden jerking, rigidity, fever, change in vital signs, mental status changes, etc) and stop both and seek medical help immediately. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cancel out the weight gain side effect of celexa?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cancel out the weight gain side effect of celexa?

To some degree: Wellbutrin, (bupropion) in most cases, either decreases appetite or has no effect on it. The most important way to avoid weight gain is a healthy balanced diet and exercise. Celexa may increase appetite but it is the number of calories consumed and not spent daily is what causes the weight gain. ...Read more

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Recommendations for antidepressant with fewest side effects? Celexa (citalopram) no affect on me when I tried it a few years ago. S.A.D. Is an issue for me.

Recommendations for antidepressant with fewest side effects? Celexa (citalopram) no affect on me when I tried it a few years ago. S.A.D. Is an issue for me.

If your problem is: Seasonal effective disorder then you are likely to have better results with a medication like wellbutrin (bupropion). Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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How long do the effects of citalopram (celexa) last after you stop taking it?

2+ weeks, roughly: Antidepressants take some time to start working, and they take a similar amount of time to stop working, too. This varies from about a week to a month or more. But for most people it's about 2 or 3 weeks. Note that this applies to the antidepressant effect. Side effects such as agitation or upset stomach usually start right away, and end right away too, often in a day or two after stopping. ...Read more

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How long does the full effect off celexa (citalopram) take to wear off?

It depends: It depends to some degree how long you were on it. If you were on it for several weeks and it built up to a full dose in your bloodstream then it might take about a week for it to leave your bloodstream and perhaps even longer for the chemical changes that it caused to revert back to your normal state. ...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