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I got dropped from 40mgs to 10 mgs of citlapram. Will that help? Since I was on it before?

I got dropped from 40mgs to 10 mgs of citlapram. Will that help? Since I was on it before?

With what: Help with what? Weaning off or symptom control. And what illness is it being used for? Need more information. ...Read more

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I forgot to take a 40 mg tablet of citalipram last night. Should I take one right now at 9 am? When I normally take them at 11 pm

I forgot to take a 40 mg tablet of citalipram last night. Should I take one right now at 9 am? When I normally take them at 11 pm

Citalopram has a: ...long duration of effect in the body. Once it's reached a steady state, a single missed dose shouldn't be a problem. On the other hand, too much citalopram could cause a problem, again b/c of its long duration of effect. You could set up a reminder on your smart phone or find some other way to avoid missed doses in the future, but don't worry about this one missed dose. ...Read more

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I am taking 10 mgs of citlapram and 1 mg of clonzapam. I have started taking them both at night. I started last night, will that help get me back to myself?

I am taking 10 mgs of citlapram and 1 mg of clonzapam. I have started taking them both at night. I started last night, will that help get me back to myself?

It will take time: You did not say why you are taking these meds. But citlapram is an anti depressant and conzapam is anti anxiety med. It may take for citlapram to work, and clonzapam will work right away
so follow up with your psychiatrist or doctor and hope for the best
we can not advice anything else except follow with your doctors. ...Read more

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Hi, I take 20mg cytalopram at bedtime. I forgot to take it last night so I took it this morning at 7:30am. Is it okay to proceed with my next dose tonight? Thanks

Citalopram: Citalopram belongs to a class of antidepressants known as ssris or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It has a relatively long half-life (23-45 hours). In plain terms this means that after skipping a dose, citalopram level in the blood plasma decreases by half only in a day or two. Because of this long half-life, taking two doses of citalopram in a shorter than recommended interval, (one dose in the morning and one in the evening of the same day) could substantially increase its blood plasma concentration. In rare instances this may result in a serotonin syndrome. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome include nausea, diarrhea, chills, sweating, dizziness, elevated temperature, elevated blood pressure, palpitations, increased muscle tone, muscle twitching, restlessness, agitation, disorientation, confusion. In rare cases these symptoms may progress to coma and death. The likelyhood of serotonin syndrome occurring depends on several factors. These factors may include the overall state of the person's medical health, e.g. Health of the liver, kidneys, heart, and other medications that that person is taking. It is not known from your question whether any of these factors could come into play in your case. Therefore, since you already took your dally dose of citalopram, the best strategy would be to take your next dose on the next day. ...Read more

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If I was on 40 mgs of citlapram for while got off, stayed off for 11 months, got back on 40 for a month then back to 1 mg. Do u think ill get back to my normal self?

Depression: I'm pretty sure your dose may be 10mg not 1mg. However, did you drop from 40 to 10 the result of any side effects? Dropping that quick in 30 days is usually because of drug related effects. The usualy course in treating depression is attain an effective dose, maintain it for a length of time, then evaluate the patient for a reduction. Every case is different. Discuss with physician. ...Read more

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What is citalopram taken for?

Celexa (citalopram): I agree with dr. Williamson, but also add that ssri's are used to treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Does citalopram 60 mgms. Work?

Not necessarily.: Studies have shown that 40 mg of citalopram is as good as 60 mg. Always go for the lowest effective dose. ...Read more

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Can citalapram cause headaches?

Can citalapram cause headaches?

True for many meds: Headache is one of the most common side effects of medications in general. Celexa (citalopram) can cause headache as a side effect. Usually it is temporary/transient shortly after starting the medication but sometimes persists and continues throughout the time of taking the medication. ...Read more

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Can citalopram cause beau's lines?

Can citalopram cause beau's lines?

Beau's lines: Those ridges on nail beds are caused by injury, infection, low calcium, skin disease, some chemotherapy drugs, or malnutrition. I am not aware of Celexa (citalopram) being cause of this. ...Read more

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What is citalopram and its effects?

What is citalopram and its effects?

Antidepressant: It is an antidepressant that is mainly used for the treatment of depression but can be used for other disorders such as; anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Some of the common side effects of citalopram are dry mouth, insomnia, drowsiness, sweating and nausea. ...Read more

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When does citalopram start working?

2 to 3 weeks: There is a delay in the onset of actions of most antidepressants ...Read more

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Can I mix citalopram with sulfameth?

No Problem: The antidepressant citalopram and antibiotic sulfamethoxazole (as a component of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or otherwise) are safely taken together. ...Read more

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Can I take citalopram with tamazipan?

Be careful: Temazepam is a CNS depressant most commonly prescribed to treat insomnia. Taking a CNS depressant with an SSRI, such as citalopram, can enhance the adverse effects of the SSRI, particularly psychomotor impairment. You shouldn't be taking either of these drugs without the guidance and authorization of a physician, preferably a mental health professional. ...Read more

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How does your appetite on citalopram?

No changes generally: Some people on citalopram will have a decreased appetite but this is not a common complaint with this medication. If you notice a major change in your appetite or weight on this medication talk with the physician who prescribed it about whether you may do better with an alternative medication. ...Read more

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Could I take citalopram with modafil?

At low dose Celexa (citalopram): Management: given the risk of dose-dependent qt prolongation, citalopram dosage should not exceed 20 mg/day when prescribed in combination with cyp450 2c19 inhibitors such as cimetidine, esomeprazole, etravirine, felbamate, fluconazole, lansoprazole, letrozole, modafinil, omeprazole, oxcarbazepine, ticlopidine, and voriconazole. www. Drugs. Com. ...Read more

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What is a typical dose for citalopram?

What is a typical dose for citalopram?

Variable: Citalopram dose might start at 10mg, and be titrated to 20-40mg/day. Hopefully in tandem with psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, or whatever reason for which the medication is prescribed. ...Read more

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Can you take iburofen with citalipram?

Yes-with qualifiers: Both citalopram and Ibuprofen can decrease the blood's ability to clot. But if you do not have problems with bleeding, stomach ulcers, or kidney problems, it should be safe to take Ibuprofen as directed for short periods of time (1-2 weeks). Beyond that, you probably need to see a doctor if you need that much ibuprofen. Of course, let your doctor (s) know what medications you take, incl. Those otc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about citalopram before?

Previous answer: Please refer to my previous answer on Citalopram and its role in the treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders ...Read more

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Stop taking citalopram after only 2 weeks?

Stop taking citalopram after only 2 weeks?

Please clarify: Not clear what you're asking. Dose, reason for taking and wanting to stop not known. Are you asking if you should stop med or if there is withdrawal or how to stop med? Best to discuss with prescribing doctor. Please consider re-submitting with more information for a better response. ...Read more

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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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What happens if I miss 2 days of citlopram?

What happens if I miss 2 days of citlopram?

Maybe nothing: Many people who miss doses of Celexa (citalopram) may experience mild withdrawal symptoms. They may even describe "shock-like" symptoms, dizziness, or other unpleasant effects. The best treatment for these is to restart the medication as soon as possible. If you are intending to stop celexa, (citalopram) do it by gradually tapering off the medication over a period of weeks. Sudden stopping may cause undesireable effects. ...Read more

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Can align be taken with celexa (citalopram)?

Yes: In fact it can be very helpful for people who experience GI distress with ssri's like celexa (citalopram). ...Read more

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How long does it take to come off citalopram

Celexa (citalopram): That depends on how long u have been on it, what it was used for, and the current daily dosage. I would divide the daily dose into twice a day dosing for one week, then taper the daily dose by one quarter every week, but ofcourse, consult your prescribing doctor first. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel strange off citalopram?

Discontinuation syn?: If an SSRI like citaopram (Celexa) is taken a while & then stopped suddenly, there is often a "discontinuation syndrome." For most people this lasts only a few days, & is not to be confused with the original problem (depression etc) coming back. Talk to your prescriber about tapering the med more gradually. If "strange" = depressed or anxious after several weeks off the med, maybe you need it? ...Read more

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Can I take Tyrosine with SSSI's (Citalopran)?

Can I take Tyrosine with SSSI's (Citalopran)?

Why do you want to?: Phenylalanine (Phe) is used to make tyrosine (Tyr). Tyr is used to make DOPA which is made into dopamine in neurons. Tyr that doesn't go into proteins or to make DOPA is burned for energy. If you INGEST Tyr, you just need LESS Phe, so excess Phe is burned or broken down & excreted. Unless you have some major dietary, GI or metabolic problem, you may just be wasting your $. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Jittery after first dose of citalopram normal?

Yes, pretty common: I usually start patients on a half-dose to avoid this, then go to the full dose after a day or two. Usually the body adjusts and the jittery feeling fades after a few days. If it's tolerable I suggest sticking with it. If not, tell your doctor, who may lower your dose or try something else. ...Read more

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Can citalopram be out of your system in 3 days?

Possible: If you are a cyp450 ultrarapid metabolizer of 2c19, it's a possibility. ...Read more

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What are the side affects of celexa (citalopram)?

What are the side affects of celexa (citalopram)?

Celexa (citalopram): Common ones are nausea, headaches, dry mouth, insomnia, vivid dreams, sweating, diarrhea, & black box warning re. Suicide risk. ...Read more

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Does citalopram make you gain weight? If so how?

Celexa (citalopram): It tends to be fairly weight neutral. This means that some people may gain some weight, some may lose weight & some may have no change. It's sister drug; lexapro; is even more weight neutral. Although most of my patients have not gained weight on it, some have had minor weight gain and a couple of patients had a large amount of weight gained. ...Read more

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How long would it take to overdose on Citalopram?

How long would it take to overdose on Citalopram?

Overdose: Please, if you are thinking of taking an overdose of any medication or substance seek professional help right away. This is serious. Please do not delay. I hope you will find some assistance soon. ...Read more

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Can I stop taking celexa (citalopram) after 9 years?

Yes.: Talk to your doc about how to do it and what to expect and if that is the right choice for you. ...Read more

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What happens if you stop taking citalopram suddenly?

What happens if you stop taking citalopram suddenly?

SSRI Discontinuation: Citalopram is an ssri antidepressant. If you stop it or any of its relatives suddenly, you may experience discontinuation (withdrawal) symptoms. These can be uncomfortable, and include dizziness, nausea, sweating, tremor, confusion, vertigo, and electric "zap" type sensations. If you're wanting to stop your medication, please talk with your doctor about a gradual taper instead. ...Read more

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How many mgs of citalopram does it take to overdose?

How many mgs of citalopram does it take to overdose?

"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 more

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Am I ok to take microgynon and citralopram together?

Seems to be ok: According to several sources, it seems there are no known interactions between these two meds. I do not know your full medical history and other meds so confirm with your primary physician. ...Read more

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Are citralopram and aripriprozole bad for my health?

Not bad: Citalopram is a ssri (selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor) and is in a relatively safe class of anti-depressants. Aripriprozole (abilify) is a stronger anti-depressant reserved for typically bi-polar or schizophrenic like disorder. All medications have the risk of side-effects, but can be beneficial for the condition being treated. Please consult with your health care professional about use. ...Read more

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What are common side affects of celexa (citalopram)?

What are common side affects of celexa (citalopram)?

Like any ssri: Delayed ejaculation, anorgasmia, diarrhea, nausea, restlessness headaches, r sometimes problems but usually no complaints. ...Read more

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Can I stop taking celexa (citalopram) after 10+ years?

This would be a good: Question for your provider. If you have recurrent major depressive episodes then it may not be recommended that you stop antidepressants. If you have other conditions that are well controlled it may be a good idea. ...Read more

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What are the secondary effects of celexa (citalopram)?

Black box: The only antidepressant ssri that got black box warning about heart problems is celexa (citalopram). There is a recent wanring about Celexa (citalopram) causing some heart conduction problems for all ages, but I have yet to see one case. Not advised after 50. Otherwise is not known to cause significant or noticeable side effects. Must not take it if pregnant as the safety record is now not complete on ssri. ...Read more

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