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I've been taking celexa (citalopram) for 4 years and my dr thinks it could be causing my liver function #'s to be 'borderline'. True?

I've been taking celexa (citalopram) for 4 years and my dr thinks it could be causing my liver function #'s to be 'borderline'.  True?

Unless there is: Some underlying issue this would be considered unusual at best. Are you obese? Any other meds? Any family history of diabetes? Do you drink alcohol regularly? There's other things that need considered, especially sugar starting. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What are the benefits of taking cod liver oil capsules along side citalopram. ??

What are the benefits of taking cod liver oil capsules along side citalopram. ??

Nutritional boost: No need to take supplements if on citalopram. But if ok with your doctor for other reasons, cod liver oil capsule should be fine. ...Read more

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Doctors... Citalopram & olanzapine, please tell me about these two medications I have mental illness & would like to know about the side effects of each of these. Realizing there are sites like wikipedia (mostly half-true information) and webmd (too heav

Doctors... Citalopram & olanzapine, please tell me about these two medications I have mental illness & would like to know about the side effects of each of these.

Realizing there are sites like wikipedia (mostly half-true information) and webmd (too heav

Dr : Dr christensen has already pointed you toward an excellent reference. Usually your pharmacist can also provide you with valuable written and verbal information. I suggest that also ask for direct input from the medical provider who prescribed the medications. Take care. ...Read more

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Is 80mg of citalopram ok for anxiety disorder?

Is 80mg of citalopram ok for anxiety disorder?

Probably: Treatment of anxiety disorders often requires much higher dosages of ssris than are used for depression. There are fda warnings about specific cardiac risks with citalopram so just make sure the prescribing physician is monitoring/aware of that. ...Read more

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Can citalopram be used to treat social anxiety disorder?

Can citalopram be used to treat social anxiety disorder?

It often is: Although it's first intended use is for major depression, it (like many or most psychotropic drugs) is used off-label for other conditions. My bias, particularly in this case - social anxiety disorder - is at least to include if not primarily use talk therapy. Learning how to manage the problem provides lifetime benefits w/out side effects. A pill only works when you take it. You're the same. ...Read more

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Rare sleeping disorder on celexa (citalopram) 4 deprs. Been on multiple sleep meds. None work. Wake in up 5+times a night. Clxa culd be reasn but only ad thatwor?

Rare sleeping disorder on celexa (citalopram) 4 deprs. Been on multiple sleep meds. None work. Wake in up 5+times a night.  Clxa culd be reasn but only ad thatwor?

Not Celexa (citalopram).: Have you had a sleep study? It might help clarify what causes your sleep problem. Try sleep hygiene as well. Do not do any work or read in bed, use it only for sleep, do not watch tv in bed, or watch stimulating movies before you go to bed. Try listening to music or a relaxation tape. There is a yoga technique with breathing they describe as "darth vader" type of breathing. ...Read more

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Bipolar disorder and is given antidepressants on their own (citalopram) what sort of effect is it going to have?

Bipolar disorder and is given antidepressants on their own (citalopram) what sort of effect is it going to have?

Developing story: Bipolar disorder guidelines advise to avoid treatment with antidepressants (alone or with a mood stabilizer) except for brief periods of time, as they are believed to worsen both course and severity of bipolar. However, a few studies over the past couple of years suggest that antidepressants alone may not have a harmful effect in bipolar type ii disorder. ...Read more

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How effective is citalopram (Celexa) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is citalopram (Celexa) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

It's effective: Studies indicate SSRIs including fluvoxamine (Luvos) sertraline (Zoloft), fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa) and paroxetine (Paxil) can reduce OCD symptoms by 40-60%. SSRIs may also be used in combination with two empirically validated psychotherapies, Exposure plus Response Prevention and Cognitive Therapy. Ask your doctor for more information about your options. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) treat schizoaffective disorder and bipolar medication problems?

Can celexa (citalopram) treat schizoaffective disorder and bipolar medication problems?

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

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Can celexa (citalopram) make pupils dfrnt sizes? Neuro/opthomol. see no issues, clean MRI. Anisocoria started when panic disorder did and after starting meds

Can celexa (citalopram) make pupils dfrnt sizes? Neuro/opthomol. see no issues, clean MRI. Anisocoria started when panic disorder did and after starting meds

There can be such: a thing as physiological anisicoria where the pupil size ratios are the same in bright versus dark lighting. If neuroopthalmologist is not concerned, then I would not be concerned. ...Read more

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Taking 37.5 mg venlaflexine, just prescribed citalopram 10 mg. To supplement for panic disorder. I also use medical marijuana. What interactions?

Taking 37.5 mg venlaflexine, just prescribed citalopram 10 mg. To supplement for panic disorder.  I also use medical marijuana.  What interactions?

Seratonin Syndrome: Combination of all 3 might cause excessive somnolence or sedation. In addition, using venlafaxine and citalopram puts you at risk of developing a condition called seratonin syndrome (excessive seratonin in system), cardiac arrythmias (irregular heart beat )and hyponatremia (low sodium). You might want to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Help can citalopram be used as treatment towards agitation in Alzheimer's disease?

Help can citalopram be used as treatment towards agitation in Alzheimer's disease?

Yes.: Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant of the SSRI group have shown to help with the agitation especially with the "sundowning" phenomena in dementia. Individuals with dementia have depression and anxiety especially during the early stages and they get worse towards evening when the sun sets and it gets dark. ...Read more

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Will dalatas interreact with blood pressure, thyroid, celexa (citalopram) and welbutrin? I have high blood pressure, thyroid disease, depression and anxiety

Will dalatas interreact with blood pressure, thyroid, celexa (citalopram) and welbutrin? I have high blood pressure, thyroid disease, depression and anxiety

Is : Is this a prescription medication? Find the exact spelling of this drug or supplement and reask your question, please. I cannot find "dalatas" as a prescription med or supplement? ...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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more