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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
Citalopram: If you have tolerated the current dose well, there is a good chance that the higher dose will not cause a significant increase in side effects. But you won't know for sure until it is increased. Ensure that any dosage changes are made with your physician's input. ...Read more
I'm 12 hours late taking my 20mg of celexa, should I take 10mg now or wait until it's time for my next dosage.
I've taken 20mg of celexa, now paxil. They don't do anything. Does that mean i'm resistant, need higher dosages, different ads?
Possible..: You did not say what you are taking the Celexa and Paxil for. If it is for depression and or anxiety, talk to your prescribing md to see if a different class of medication, a higher dose or addition of another medication or psychotherapy will be good for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My psychiatrist increased my dose of celexa to 150mg. I felt better on 50mg. Is 150mg a usual dosage?
No: Concerns with cardiac side effects have put limits on recommended Celexa dosage to 40 mg/day. Suggest you check prescription bottle label to make sure you are not mistaken. If dose is 150 mg, discuss lowering with prescribing doctor. I hope this helps and you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been taking celexa for gad for a month now. I do feel like it has helped for the most part, but at night time I am still struggling with anxiety. Could it be something else? Or a higher dosage?
On celexa /genic one a day , lowest dosage is it safe to take 2 a day ? Per GP advice? Will it make me more tired?
Usually safe: Celexa (citalopram) can be dose to 40 mgs daily. The vast majority of patients tolerate this dose well. For many years the FDA approved dosing to 60 mgs daily. The medication is broken down in the liver by an enzyme called CYP2D6. Many medications can inhibit this enzyme and some people have a form of the enzyme that does not work as well, so the FDA decreased the maximum dose. Sedation can occur. ...Read more
Is urinary retention a common side effect for Celexa users. Ever since I up my dosage to 40MG been having problems ?
Not common, BUT...: it can occur. The following Urological Side Effects are taken from the package insert of Celexa: ... Urinary System Disorders - Frequent: polyuria. Infrequent: micturition frequency, urinary incontinence, urinary retention, dysuria. Rare: facial edema, hematuria, oliguria, pyelonephritis, renal calculus, renal pain. Discuss your Side Effects with your treating Dr. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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