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Citalopram And Liver Illness
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?
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
9 day old was breastfed while mom on celexa (citalopram). Elevated liver enzymes. Is celexa (citalopram) the likely cause? What else may cause that in newborns?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've only been on celexa (citalopram) for 5 weeks and it works great for my panic disorder, but 've heard it stops workin after 6 months?
Celexa (citalopram): Not necessarily, once maintenance dose is optimized, and u are progressing in therapy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Can celexa (citalopram) make pupils dfrnt sizes? Neuro/opthomol. see no issues, clean MRI. Anisocoria started when panic disorder did and after starting meds
Should i seek emergency medical attention? I've been taking 15mg of celexa for about two weeks now. I've been having pretty consistent headaches in the back of the right side of my head, and today i noticed a sharp pain in my right abdomen that intensifie
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
I've been diagnosed with major depression and generalized anxiety disorder, taking celexa (citalopram) on and off. I want to have a baby next year. Any advice?
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
As I stated, my doctor put me back on Celexa (citalopram) for panic disorder and added trazadone for sleep. Could trazadone help with sexual sideFX of Celexa (citalopram)?
Possibly: It is possible, but I am not aware of any literature that would suggest this. ...Read more
What are the most popular forms of glaucoma treatment for acute angle-closure glaucoma? I have just been diagnosed with acute angle-closure glaucoma (i take the anti-depressant citalopram, and my doctor thought this was the cause of the disease). Which gl
I have major depressive disorder with some anxiety. I take celexa (citalopram) 20mg and clonazepam. 0.5 mg at night. Having trouble falling asleep/ early wakenin.
Depression/Anxiety: Medication dosages might not be optimal. Discuss with your doctor possible adjustments. ...Read more
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
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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