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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 are the tests for citalopram overdose?

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

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What is the treatment for citalopram overdose?

What is the treatment for citalopram overdose?

Celexa (citalopram) OD: Supportive treatment & gastric lavage.

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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

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What are the possible effects of citalopram overdose?

What are the possible effects of citalopram overdose?

Celexa (citalopram) overdose: Fatal dose not known. Pts. have survived ingestion of up to 2 g citalopram. The effects potentiated by alcohol taken at the same time. Potential interaction w/tricyclic antidep. & MAOIs. Nausea, vomiting, sweating, tachycardia, drowsiness, coma, dystonia, convulsions, hyperventilation & hyperpyrexia reported. CVS features observed include Nausea, vomiting, sweating, tachycardia, drowsiness, coma ...Read more

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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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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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Can you die from a citalopram overdose or just sleep?

Yes: You can die not just sleep from this overdose. It can be very serious and the medicine should not be left around. Recently there have been new warnings about potential cardiac effects of th 40mg dose without overdose ! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for citalopram overdose?

Celexa (citalopram) OD: Supportive treatment & gastric lavage.

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more