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What are the side effects of citalopram medication?

What are the side effects of citalopram medication?

SSRI side effects: Citalopram is an ssri antidepressant and shares the usual side-effects of ssris. These include queasy stomach (best to take with food), caffeine-like restlessness, decreased interest in sex and/or trouble reaching orgasm, dry mouth, headache, or restless legs. None of these are probable though. A refined version called escitalopram is newly available generically and has less side effects. ...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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Does citalopram medication for depression mike you sleepy?

Does citalopram medication for depression mike you sleepy?

Drowsy on celexa: Yes, it can. If it does, take your daily dose at bedtime. It can be a useful side effect for insomnia. ...Read more

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What happens if your on celexa (citalopram) (the medication)?

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.
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Is it dangerous to just stop using Citalopram? The medication was given to help cope with some issues 3 years ago.

Is it dangerous to just stop using Citalopram? The medication was given to help cope with some issues 3 years ago.

Stopping this: (as well as other "psychotropic" medications MUST BE SUPERVISED BY the Mental Health (or Medical Professional who prescribed the drug or is familiar with it! DO NOT GO "COLD TURKEY"!

Hope this is helpful! @
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Please describe the medication: citalopram?

SSRI antidepressant: 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 also approved for adolescents. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to mess with my medication (citalopram) dosage?

No: It is never safe to adjust any of your medications on your own without talking to her doctor first. ...Read more

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I haven't taken my medication, citalopram for about a week or longer. What would my side effects be?

Celexa (citalopram): Belong to ssri family and good medication for depression and anxiety. U should not stop taking u medication without talking with u provider, other wise u may run the risk of recurrence of u mood symptoms. ...Read more

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Am I taking too many medications: citalopram 20mg, pregabalin 300mg, propranolon 10 mg at same time...?

Probably not: The dosages of citalopram & propranolol are at low end, assuming just once per day. Pregabelin at 2/3 max dosage. But if combo cause3s you discomfort or interferes with your life the dosages don't matter; discuss the problems with your doctor (s) & ask for other options. If the meds are for anxiety, a re-evaluation of the citalopram dose is a beginning. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of citalopram and antipsychotic medication?

They differ: Citalopram, or generic celexa, (citalopram) is an ssri which can have side effects of decreased sex drive, urinary incontinence, dizziness or headache. It can also cause a prolonged qt. Antipsychotics have differing side effects depending on which type of antipsyhotic one takes. Most can cause parkinsonian type motor side effects at higher doses. Talk to your doctor if you have questions. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old I keep getting frequent yeast infections and I don't know why. I am taking medication, citalopram and low estro for birth control?

I am 18 years old I keep getting frequent yeast infections and I don't know why. I am taking medication, citalopram and low estro for birth control?

Unrelated: The citalopram isn't associated with vaginal yeast infections. But antibiotics are. Also, your hygiene may play a role in their frequency. Have you tried lactobacillus or other macrobiotics to slow it down? Avoid douching as this can worsen the problem. See . ...Read more

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Hi was wondering if celexa (citalopram) is a good medication for panic/ anxiety or is cereiquil is better?

Celexa (citalopram) is good: SSRIs including Celexa are usually the drugs of choice for PD some times others are required but usually not antipsychotics like seroquel (quetiapine) ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking celexa (citalopram)? Is there any medications that should not be taken with celexa (citalopram)?

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

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Would amitriptyline for pain be ok with my other medication? (tramacet, citalopram, Olanzapine)

Careful: Probably better dicuss this with your pcp or specialist as careful monitoring for heart and dosing should be given
you are on several meds which may have an interaction so just be careful as I said ...Read more

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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

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Is there any anti inflammatory medication that is safe to take with citalopram without causing any potential problems?

No: Ssri/snri (anti-depressants) and nsaids all interact with platelets. Aspirin also interacts with platelets and can increase risk of bleeding. Being that your are 25 and if otherwise healthy (normal platelets on a CBC - complete blood count). You should be able to take citalopram with minimal risk. If you have easy bruising, black stools other signs bleeding contact your doctor and stop ssri. ...Read more

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I want to go on an ayahuasca retreat but I am on 40 mg of citalopram a day. How long do I have to stop the medication before I can interact with it?

I want to go on an ayahuasca retreat but I am on 40 mg of citalopram a day. How long do I have to stop the medication before I can interact with it?

At least 2 weeks: Ayahuasca can have very profound psychospiritual benefits & can help some people to overcome depression. However, as a MAO inhibitor it can have serious interactions with many drugs & one must also avoid many foods before using. Combining ayahuasca with citalopram can cause serotonin syndrome. Experts advise stopping citalopram for at least 2 weeks prior.
See http://ayahuascasafety. Org/? page_id=13 ...Read more

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Could a person who isn't depressed take a medication like celexa (citalopram) to feel good?

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 more

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Hi I'm very sensitive to medication, I quickly become hypo. I have had a bad reaction to Citalopram and now put on Sertraline, will the same happen?

Possibly: Sertraline and citalopram are in the same class of medications and have the same potential side effects. However, some people tolerate one much better than another. So, you may tolerate Sertraline better. It is important to stay in contact with your provider and let them know of any side effects that you experience, particularly if you have any hypomania or worsening depression. ...Read more

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I put aside both Citalopram and Propranolol for 4 days but I had an evil days. My vision changed and I had nausea. How can I come off those medication?

I put aside both Citalopram and Propranolol for 4 days but I had an evil days. My vision changed and I had nausea. How can I come off those medication?

Best way w/ Doc help: It's generally much better to wean these types of medication w/ medical supervision. But, it's not a perfect world. So, do it slowly and taper the Propranolol 1st. Cut mg dosage each 14days by the same step-down amount (i.e., 25%) until gone. If it's too fast, return to last week's dose and move on again. Only then, do the same w/ the SSRI. It will take time, but you'll be safe (and free!) Best. ...Read more

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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

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I take 20mg citalopram a day, is it ok to take this medication along with the 20mg of omeprazole I am prescribed daily, I am. 20 year old male?

I take 20mg citalopram a day, is it ok to take this medication along with the 20mg of omeprazole I am prescribed daily, I am. 20 year old male?

Yes and No.: There is a drug interaction between the two meds involving the cyp2c19 enzyme. This may or may not be clinically significant. Switching the Omeprazole to another ppi might be the safest thing although if you have been taking this for a while I suspect you will be fine in the future as well. ...Read more

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Started citalopram 12/13 always tired. Taking naps sleep 8-12 hrs a night. Could it be the medication or something else? If from meds will it subside?

Started citalopram 12/13 always tired. Taking naps sleep 8-12 hrs a night. Could it be the medication or something else? If from meds will it subside?

Sedation: Citalopram can be sedating in some people, especially depending on your metabolism and other medications or drugs you might be using. Please talk with your prescribing physician about this. Dose adjustments might be made, or possible change to a different medicine if your doctor feels it best. ...Read more

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I like taking medication at night to lower side-effects. Can I take citalopram a half hour before I go to bed to sleep? Or is it too close to bedtime?

I like taking medication at night to lower side-effects. Can I take citalopram a half hour before I go to bed to sleep? Or is it too close to bedtime?

Antidepressants: Can have two effects: either they can make you comfortable and sleepy, or feeling good and can't go to sleep. As long as you know the effect of the medicine on you and it doesn't bother you going to sleep, that is ok. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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