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Is there a reason why I am obsessing over things after coming off citalopram?

Is there a reason why I am obsessing over things after coming off citalopram?

It helps for anxiety: Celexa (citalopram) helps to decrease obsessive thoughts present in some anxiety disorders. If you experience a recurrence of your symptoms, you should discuss them with your provider to consider restarting treatment. ...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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Can coming off citalopram cause anxiety to worsen and make thoughts of bad ghings happening to family intensify im so down and afraid help?

Can coming off citalopram cause anxiety to worsen and make thoughts of bad ghings happening to family intensify im so down and afraid help?

Yes, this can happen: Some people have a hard time stopping citalopram and other ssris, with an increase in anxiety being a prominent symptom. It is best to wean down very slowly and under the care of your physician. ...Read more

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Can you offer some advice for coming off of citalopram?

Can you offer some advice for coming off of citalopram?

See a psychiatrist: Coming off the medicine yourself? Seeing a doctor? Replacing the medication with another? I suggest seeing a psychiatrist you trust to fully answer your question. If you can't find one you trust, keep looking. ...Read more

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Been on Lexapro (escitalopram) 15 mg for four days. I'm also coming off of citalopram. I feel like everything is agitating me and angry What could be the reason?

Been on Lexapro (escitalopram) 15 mg for four days. I'm also coming off of citalopram. I feel like everything is agitating me and angry What could be the reason?

It depends: on what dose of citalopram you were on as Lexapro (escitalopram) is a very similar molecule and is dosed at half the amount as citalopram. Then again it could be a totally different reason. ...Read more

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What is citalopram taken for?

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 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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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 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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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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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