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Want to know more about celexa? And medication for anxiety? Hi. I had a few questions about my anxiety. A doctor i saw today prescribed me to celexa and i really wanted to try Xanax bc my friend has a lot of anxiety and i told her that but she she sadi sh
Celexa (citalopram) : Celexa is antidepressant which is commonly prescribed for an anxiety. There are other antidepressants available that approved for an anxiety as well. Celexa is a good medication, it will take 2-4 weeks to work . Benzodiazepam, such as xanax (alprazolam) is used for controlling immediate anxiety and panic symptoms but the effect does not last long, subsequently causes rebound anxiety symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Celexa (citalopram) SSRI: Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or if you get suicidal ideation. ...Read more
Does the medication celexa cause weight gain? I was on it for three years and now i'm prozac (fluoxetine). Could these two medications cause weight gain?
Yes: Although Celexa is labeled as weight neutral and Prozac (fluoxetine) is weight negative. I have actually seen weight gain as well sometimes with these meds. A lot depends on the patient their own personal reaction to medicines. Check with your doctor to see if another medicine would be better and less likely to cause weight gain for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Celexa (citalopram) a safe medication to take? I'm starting back on 10mg, and will probably to to 20mg. I'm worried about long QT, though I have no history.
Depends: All ssri's, including citalopram (celexa), have subtle effects on cognitive function that a person may or may not notice. They reduce obsessive thinking, for example, and they also seem to reduce emotional sensitivity to some extent. Someone who is very sensitive to the criticism of others, or someone who obsesses with worry, may feel better on celexa, even if they are not depressed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm pregnant and i take medications such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and celexa, are there any medications i can suggest to my dr. That will work just as well?
Ive been on celexa (citalopram) 20mg for only 8 days now ive decided i dont want to tske this medication anymore can i just stop taking it cold turkey?
Is it okay for me to take a medication for add along with my celexa (citalopram) that i take for anxiety?
Talk to your MD: This is done often with good success. But you should take your medications as directed by the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Hi was wondering if celexa (citalopram) is a good medication for panic/ anxiety or is cereiquil is better?
I started an ssri medication a week ago (celexa), and now every time i eat cheese i get severe flushing, is the medication causing this? If so, why?
Tyramine rxtn?: Usually, drugs in the ssri and ssnri classes do not cause such outcomes, but you do have a beta blocker drug also (propranalol), and this mix may interact with your special susceptibilities. Not a simple straightforward problem, but i would err on the side of caution, and switch to a different anti-depressant drug. ...Read more
I am on celexa (citalopram) 20 mg since 2009 and my panic attacks are going down, 3-4 in the last year. Should i consider slowly stopping the medication ?
Yes: You have been on it for a long time and if your symptoms are better you should definitely consider tapering off it. Talk to your doctor to discuss best way to do this. Take care! ...Read more
It's not, really: Zoloft is not really a "stronger" medication than Lexapro (escitalopram) or celexa. All 3 are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. They differ a little in the particular receptor sites they affect -- zoloft may block norepinephrine re-uptake a little more than Celexa and Lexapro (escitalopram) do, but not nearly as potently as paroxetine, duloxetine, and some older tricyclics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i drink alcohol while taking celexa (citalopram)? Is there any medications that should not be taken with celexa (citalopram)?
Not a good idea but: Drinking alcohol while taking Celexa (citalopram) can increase the side effects of Celexa (citalopram) and vice versa.But if you drink, drink only small or moderate amont .That is 1drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men, and be careful as to side effects.You should not take MAO inhibiters, ectasy street drug, other ssris, st john warts, other sedatives and sleeping pills if approved by your doctor with care.Ask ur md. ...Read more
Can someone who cannot tolerate celexa and Lexapro (escitalopram) tolerate zoloft? My dr said Zoloft is a stronger medication, but me wants to try.
Not stronger: Zoloft is not really stronger than Celexa or lexapro, (escitalopram) but they're not the same exact molecule. All 3 are ssri antidepressants. They differ a little in their activity with certain neuron receptors and reuptake of ne, for instance. If you need a medication from this class, it's worth trying zoloft very gradually. You might tolerate 1 more than the others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor put me on 20mg celexa (citalopram) I've heard crazy things about this medication people having crazy thoughts should I be worried?my depression isn't bad
No: At one time it was the most prescribed anyidepressant in Europe it's been around a while & is very safe ...Read more
Is it safe to take hydroxyzine pam (50 mg) and celexa (20 mg) at the same time? My friend was taking both medications at the same time and it caused him to behave very out of charecter. What are the side effects of these two medications? Is it safe for hi
Med Safety: They can be taken together although the Hydroxyzine is a sedating antihistamine and can cause some mood changes. Celexa (citalopram) is a different class known as the ssri anti-depressant family. If concerned, ultimately call your prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same doctor gave it?: You better make sure the same doctor who gave you desipramine and Celexa knows you are planning to take Ambien (zolpidem) too. If more than one doctor gave you these medications, then you are going to get in trouble because all these medications work on the brain and interact. I highly recommend you pick one doctor and make sure he/she recommends you take all three before you proceed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Your ? Is unclear: Celexa (citalopram) shows no evidence of being effective in schizoaffective or bipolar disorder. No antidepressant is approved for either of these conditions on its own. Having said that, I am going to say antidepressant medication is frequently used in these conditions, sometimes successfully, but often not. Given the amount of time that people with these conditions spend in depression, it is not surprising people are often given antidepressants in the hope that they may be one of those lucky people who will respond beneficially to their effects. ...Read more
I'm on psychaitric medications haloperidol remeron (mirtazapine) and celexa. How long before i get better?
It depends.: It depends on the psychiatric conditions that you are being treated with. Celexa is for depression, Remeron (mirtazapine) helps with appetite and sleep problems often experienced in depression and Haloperidol is often used for psychotic symptoms which sometimes occurs with severe depression. The symptoms should improve after you have been on the right dose within 2-4 weeks. Your doctor will monitor you closely ...Read more