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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
Celexa 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
"Overdose" vs lethal: "overdose" means taking more medication than prescribed or intended. The amount you take may or may not be lethal, which differs by medication and your tolerance. I agree with dr. Tripp that citalopram and other ssri's have a high safety record in overdose. A variable amount may give you unpleasant -- but probably not lethal -- side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 5 days.: It generally takes five 1/2 lives for a drug to clear your system. If a drug is daily dose then 1/2 life is usually one day. You may feel slightly lightheaded while the drug is clearing. If you overdosed as a suicidal attempt you really need to follow up with your doctor or other mental health professional. ...Read more
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