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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

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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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)?

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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Im 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!

Im 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?

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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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