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What would be the result of a celexa (citalopram) overdose?

What would be the result of a celexa (citalopram) overdose?

Various: The worst case would be serotonin syndrome, in which there may be mental changes such as hallucinations, labile blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and G.I. Symptoms. Other, less severe possibilities are hyponatremia and psychomotor retardation. ...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


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What is the result of getting a celexa (citalopram) overdose?

What is the result of getting a celexa (citalopram) overdose?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Celexa (citalopram) overdose?

Celexa OD: Symptoms of celexa overdose may include: nausea, vomiting, tremor, rapid heart rate, dizziness, increased sweating &feeling tired. More rarely there can be confusion, convulsions, rapid breathing, amnesia, cyanosis, rhabdomyolysis, changes to heart rhythm and coma. ...Read more

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How many 10 mg celexa (citalopram) would it take to die of overdose?

How many 10 mg celexa (citalopram) would it take to die of overdose?

Get help: Call the er or 911 if you are contemplating suicide or call a crisis hotline. We don't provide such information here. ...Read more

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Overdosed on celexa (citalopram) while pregnant?

Overdosed on celexa (citalopram) while pregnant?

A suicide attempt?: Are we talking about intentional od? If so, I'm assuming you're talking to therapist or psychiatrist about it. A single blast of Celexa (citalopram) on a developing fetus is probably not anything to worry about in terms of fetal abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for celexa (citalopram) overdose?

What is the treatment for celexa (citalopram) overdose?

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

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What to do if overdose of celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Celexa (citalopram) OD call 911: Doses above 40 mg/day of Celexa (citalopram) are not recommended due to the risk of QT prolongation. Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of Celexa (citalopram) can damage your liver or cause serious health problems and death. Call 911 for help! . ...Read more

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What happens after an overdose of celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Never do it.: Only take medications as prescribed by your physician. If you have overdosed then go to the ER for appropriate care. ...Read more

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Can I use celexa in place of serlatine?

Some of the time: You should not use Serlatine if you use Pimozide, You should not use Serlatine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the last 40 days. These include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
It is not approved for treating children who are less than 18 years old. ...Read more

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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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Why is celexa (citalopram) not recommended after age of 50?

Celexa (citalopram): I haven't heard that! In 2011 the fda suggested a dose of no more than 40 mg a day in people younger than 60 and 20 mg a day in people over age 60 because there was some evidence it could contribute to heart problems. However, a recent study from the veterans health administration did not find increased vascular risk (2013). I don't know if the guidelines/regulations are different in canada though. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) help with anxiety?

Can celexa (citalopram) help with anxiety?

Celexa (citalopram): Among other ssris as well as snris, yes it does. ...Read more

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Can I take Valium with celexa (citalopram)?

Check with your MD!: Patients who are being treated for anxiety or depression with drugs like Celexa do sometimes need an additional sedative for anxiety (often, Klonopin (clonazepam) or Ativan are prescribed), particularly when they first start celexa. However, the use of both medications can at times cause sedation. Always check with your doctor before combining medications. ...Read more

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Headache medicine with celexa (citalopram)?

OK OTC: Celexa has many interactions, so tylenolol or Aleve (naproxen) is recommmended. ...Read more

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Side effects of celexa (citalopram) (20 mg)?

Celexa (citalopram): Generally very well tolerated, side effects may include constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; increased sweating; light-headedness when you stand or sit up; loss of appetite; nausea; stuffy nose; tiredness; weakness; yawning. ...Read more

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I missed 4 doses of celexa (citalopram). Am I ok?

I missed 4 doses of celexa (citalopram). Am I ok?

Are you ok?: By missing 4 doses, that typically mean you did not take it for 4 days. How do you feel? If this the beginning of treatment this will affect you more than if you have been taking the Celexa (citalopram) for quite a while. I would guess 4 days is about as many as you can miss and not notice much difference; after that I would bet you might not feel so ok any more. Best to take every day! ...Read more

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Can I take cranberry pills with celexa (citalopram)?

Cranberry+celexa: Yes you can, there is no contraindication to take them together. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ashwandha with celexa (citalopram)?

Ashwandha/Celexa: No serious adverse interactions, except some added sedation if Celexa (citalopram) has caused sedation already. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) show side effects after 3 days?

Can celexa (citalopram) show side effects after 3 days?

Yes: Unfortunately the side effects are usually at their worst in the first week, and will get better with time. Talk to your doctor about strategies to deal with the particular side effects you are having. ...Read more

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Can you drink if you take celexa (citalopram) every day?

Can you drink if you take celexa (citalopram) every day?

You can but only in: Moderation. As you might be aware, alcohol and Celexa (citalopram) can interact. They both act upon your brain’s neurotransmitters. Alcohol is a sedative that works with GABA and Dopamine receptors. Alcohol can ruin the antidepressant effects of celexa, (citalopram) which works with serotonin receptors. So, if you want to drink some alcohol, it would be best to drink in moderation. ...Read more

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Can I take lumiday while also taking celexa (citalopram)?

Can I take lumiday while also taking celexa (citalopram)?

No.: Lumiday includes st. John's wort and a precursor of serotonin, both of which you should not take in combination with citalopram. Please speak to your treating physician regarding the effectiveness of your current treatment regimen. I wonder as you are thinking about taking lumiday if something doesn't need to be done to better treat your depression.. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take celexa (citalopram) 20mg with day quill?

Is it ok to take celexa (citalopram) 20mg with day quill?

Most likely no prob.: But, talk to your doctor before using dextromethorphan together with escitalopram. Combining these medications can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called the serotonin syndrome, which may include symptoms such as confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, etc. See www. Drugs. Com. ...Read more

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Can I take NyQuil while I'm on 10mg celexa (citalopram)?

No: See reference from drugs. Com:Using doxylamine together with citalopram may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. Why you need celexa. Please visit www. Ehacstl. Com and see how propose to treat the cause of cerebral symptoms ...Read more

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Why would I have anxiety spikes while on celexa (citalopram)?

Citalopram: Early in treatment, citalopram may increase anxiety, another possibility is that it may induce manic like symptoms rule out bipolar if you become super anxious or hyper. ...Read more

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Does celexa (citalopram) make you gain weight or lose weight?

Does celexa (citalopram) make you gain weight or lose weight?

Can do both: The side effects for Celexa (citalopram) are reported as being associated with rapid weight gain, anorexia (weight loss), loss of appetite (weight loss), and so it can do both things in different people. You're 31 years old. You should be able to manifest some level of control by following good dietary practices and engaging in adequate exercise and you'll likely be just fine. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if this is a side effect of celexa (citalopram)?

How do I know if this is a side effect of celexa (citalopram)?

Not Sufficient Info: I'm sorry but there is no real question here - please re-phrase & re-submit. ...Read more

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Celexa (Definition)

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