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What is the definition or description of: Citalopram allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Citalopram allergy?

Like any other aller: Hi, citalopram allergy is no different than any other allergic reactions, you might have rash wide spread through out your body, that is the most common signs of the allergic reaction. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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


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

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

Answered already: I notice that you have several specific questions about definitions. All of them are important since they have concern to you especially any question about a medication overdose. You should discuss all of them together with your psychiatrist as well as with your therapist. ...Read more

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Citalopram allergy = hives?

Citalopram allergy = hives?

Very rare: According to fda data less than 1% of individuals develop urticaria (hives) or anaphylaxis with citalopram. Citalopram can be ruled out as the cause of any anaphylaxis, skin rash or hives you develop after you have been on it for over 1 year. ...Read more

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Can citalopram cause an allergy? I have hives on my face?

Can citalopram cause an allergy? I have hives on my face?

Yes: All drugs can cause an allergic reaction. The best way to tell is if the rash started a 1-3 days after starting the drug and you have taken no other drugs. If you think you are having a reaction, call your doctor. If you get symptoms like throat swelling or trouble breathing, get to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Wife has bad chest cold. Coughing yellow phlegm. Sore from coughing, lack of sleep. Takes citalopram and clonazepam for panic attacks, zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies. What to take now and when to get help.?

Wife has bad chest cold. Coughing yellow phlegm. Sore from coughing, lack of sleep. Takes citalopram and clonazepam for panic attacks, zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies. What to take now and when to get help.?

Symptomatic care: Most colds go away on their own and do not need medications, even with phlegm. Fluids, rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain can all be helpful. Sometimes antihistamines like zyrtec can make getting secretions loose harder. Some folks feel vitamin c helps, and it likely will not hurt, but no great studies exist. Zinc lozenges may have a role. Get help for worsening shortness of breath, fever, lasts 7-20 days. ...Read more

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Is citalopram during pregnancy linked to autism in children?

Is citalopram during pregnancy linked to autism in children?

?: There seems to be major lawsuits against the maker of Celexa on-going (stating that citalopram use is associated with autism). Frankly, I am not sure how strong the causal link is (if any). I will be interested to see the studies behind this. ...Read more

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Can I mix citalopram with sulfameth?

No Problem: The antidepressant citalopram and antibiotic sulfamethoxazole (as a component of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or otherwise) are safely taken together. ...Read more

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Can I take citalopram with tamazipan?

Can I take citalopram with tamazipan?

Be careful: Temazepam is a CNS depressant most commonly prescribed to treat insomnia. Taking a CNS depressant with an SSRI, such as citalopram, can enhance the adverse effects of the SSRI, particularly psychomotor impairment. You shouldn't be taking either of these drugs without the guidance and authorization of a physician, preferably a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What is a typical dose for citalopram?

What is a typical dose for citalopram?

Variable: Citalopram dose might start at 10mg, and be titrated to 20-40mg/day. Hopefully in tandem with psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, or whatever reason for which the medication is prescribed. ...Read more

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Stop taking citalopram after only 2 weeks?

Stop taking citalopram after only 2 weeks?

Please clarify: Not clear what you're asking. Dose, reason for taking and wanting to stop not known. Are you asking if you should stop med or if there is withdrawal or how to stop med? Best to discuss with prescribing doctor. Please consider re-submitting with more information for a better response. ...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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What will happen if you take 10 citalopram (20mg) at once?

What will happen if you take 10 citalopram (20mg) at once?

Never safe: It is never safe to take more medications then prescribed by your physician. Go to the ER for appropriate care and treatment. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take 10 citalopram (20mg) at once?

Why?: I am not sure why you would ask such a question. The maximum daily dose of vital open is 40 mg. Higher doses have been associated with serious heart arrhythmias. If you have accidentally taken that many or are considering suicide you should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital ...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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What is the difference between citalopram and citalopram hbr?

They're the same.: The citalopram hbr is a more decriptive chemical term referring to hydrobromide, . ...Read more

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I have taken citalopram for 5 days and want to stop is this ok?

I have taken citalopram for 5 days and want to stop is this ok?

Tapering Prozac (fluoxetine).: Please do not stop your antidepressant without checking with the prescribing physician. Stopping Celexa (citalopram) after 5 days is unlikely to result in withdrawal symptoms.. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is it to take citalopram recreationally?

How harmful for your health is it to take citalopram recreationally?

Not recommended: Citalopram should never be taken for recreational purposes or without supervision from a physician. ...Read more

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What is the difference between citalopram and citalopram hydrobromide?

What is the difference between citalopram and citalopram hydrobromide?

Nothing: Nothing. The active ingredient is the same. It's just the type of salt it is. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you take 10 20mg citalopram at once?

SSRI OD: It is the intent which is important
if the intention was to commit suicide then please call 911 or go to nearest er, nothing is worth giving up your life.
Usually ten 20 mg citalopram cannot do any harm, rarely it may cause potentially life threatening serotonin syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the effects of taking more than the prescribed amount of citalopram?

Depends on amount: Taking more or less of a prescription medicatoin than the doctor has ordered is rarely if ever a good idea. Accidental missed or double doses do occur, though. With citalopram, a single double dose probably will have no noticeable effect. Very high doses of this and other ssris can cause "serotonin syndrome, " however, which includes restlessness, elevated bp, and fever and can be fatal. ...Read more

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Can I take lumiday while taking citalopram?

Can I take lumiday while taking 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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What are the tests for citalopram overdose?

Celexa (citalopram) overdose: No specific tests, mainly monitoring vital signs & GI functions & alertness. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Citalopram Allergy (Definition)

Hi, citalopram allergy is no different than any other allergic reactions, you might have rash wide spread through out your body, that is the most common signs of the allergic reaction. ...Read more