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Can citalopram cause me to feel restless/edgy? I've been on 20 mg for 10 days after being on 10 mg for 3 weeks previously. Would ativan (lorazepam) help?

Can citalopram cause me to feel restless/edgy? I've been on 20 mg for 10 days after being on 10 mg for 3 weeks previously. Would ativan (lorazepam) help?

Yes and no: It's one thing to give patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy symptomatic treatments for weight loss, headaches, nausea and vomiting. Cancer treatments are toxic. That's why they work. It's quite another to treat side effects of 1 psychoactive drug with another psychoactive drug. If at all possible, find a more tolerable antidepressant instead. ...Read more

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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 celexa (citalopram) cause restless legs?

Can celexa (citalopram) cause restless legs?

Restless leg syndr: Yes, some selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors can exacerbate restless leg syndrome ...Read more

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Hi any solution for restless legs I am on medication taking anti depression tablets wich is citalopram and having restless cold legs all the time?

Hi any solution for restless legs I am on medication taking anti depression tablets wich is citalopram and having restless cold legs all the time?

SSRI can cause RLS: Ssri can cause RLS symptoms sometimes, the solution either to treating the symptoms with Dopamine agonist like Mirapex and Requip (ropinirole) or change the citalopram to different antidepressant if possible.
Also it is important to do routine work up for restless leg syndrome including cbc, renal and ferritin level. ...Read more

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Does celexa and abilify make you restlessness?

Does celexa and abilify make you restlessness?

Possibly: Restlessness can refer to different experiences and can have many causes. One possibility is a state of anxiety or depression. But another possibility is that it is actually "akathisia, " a certain kind of reslessness that can be a side effect of aripiprazole (Abilify). It can be hard to tell if this is the case, but your best bet would be to consult the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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I am taking 15mg celexa-1 1/2 tab. Can this be causing the night sweats and restless legs at night? It's driving me nuts not being to sleep!

I am taking 15mg celexa-1 1/2 tab. Can this be causing the night sweats and restless legs at night? It's driving me nuts not being to sleep!

Yes: While very few of my patients experience this degree of side effects from that low a dose of an antidepressant, yes, it may be the medication. Talk to your treating physician, and discuss weaning of the celexa (citalopram) and switching to a different medication. ...Read more

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Are one of the side effects from citalopram obsessive thoughts?

Celexa (citalopram): Celexa (citalopram) is used to treating ocd, but if you mean its causing racing thoughts and agitation then please rule out bipolar etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I took one tablet of ssri citalopram and what if I didn't need it?

Medications should: Be taken only as prescribed with need determined by skilled prescriber following careful detailed evaluation. One dose of citalopram is unlikely to have any significant impact except brief side effects such as nausea, diarrhea & abnormal sleep. Seek psychiatric evaluation to determine if you need an antidepressant. ...Read more

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How to stop the nauseous feeling while taking citalopram? Feel awful! On 20mg only taken one so far started today

Take with food.: Take it with food. Take it for a few days before you give up. Meanwhile, make sure that you combine this with psychotherapy. You can do some relaxation therapy to overcome your anxiety. It will take at least 2-3 weeks for the medication to work. ...Read more

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Ok, 1 more? ...Would there be any reason that u shouldn't should stop taking celexa (citalopram) suddenly one day after taking 4 10months?

Withdrawal effects: Depending on the dose of Celexa (citalopram) you've been taking, if you suddenly stop you may experience "discontinuation syndrome, " basically withdrawal side-effects. These can be mild "flu" type symptoms, up to more severe "brain shocks" and other sensations. It's not dangerous or life-threatening, but it can be pretty uncomfortable. Talk to your doctor. More info here: http://tinyurl. Com/7y7godu. ...Read more

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Ok, 1 more? ...Would there be any reason that u shouldn't should stop taking celexa (citalopram) suddenly one day after taking 4 10months?

Stopping celexa (citalopram): Whether you would have symptoms on suddenly stopping is most related to the dose you are taking. If you are taking the standard low dose, 10 mg, most people are able to stop abruptly without significant side effects. Some people take higher doses, 20-40 mg, and abrupt stopping may cause some jitteriness or feeling peculiar, but will pass. To avoid this, cut the dose in half for 7 days, then stop. ...Read more

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I too k one celexa (citalopram) how long go get out of my system?

About 3 days.: The half-life of Celexa (citalopram) is about 1 1/2 days. It takes about 3 days to get the majority of the medicine out of your system. ...Read more

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How long does it take to tapper off citalopram after taking 20mg daily for one year? 165lb 5'8 white male

Safest Rate?: This should be done by following up with your provider since the two of you can discuss coming off the medicine, how you're are feeling in general, and whether there is any need of other medicine. The most cautious and comfortable way to stop such an antidepressant is to decrease at a rate of 10% every 3-4 weeks. Some do it slightly faster, some slower. A pill cutter or liquid form is helpful. ...Read more

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I am on citalopram 20mg and am now taking it every 8 days. How long do I need to do this for? Does any one know?

Celexa (citalopram): Usual trial at adequate dosage is 4 to 6 weeks to monitor response or remission. ...Read more

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How long does it take for citalopram to get completely out of your system upon quiting after taking 20mg daily for one year? 165lb 5'8 white male

6-8 days: You should not stop it abruptly but should gradually taper it off to be kindest to your body and brain. But to answer your question the half life of citalopram is 35 hours and it would be out of your system in approximately 6-8 days. The side effects from stopping it so suddenly however take longer than that to vanish. Talk to your provider if possible about wisest path on this. ...Read more

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I accidentally took one dose to many of my citalopram hydrobromide 40mg and focalinXR 24 hr. 40 mg. I just cut back on my focaln. What should I do.?

I accidentally took one dose to many of my citalopram hydrobromide 40mg and focalinXR 24 hr. 40 mg. I just cut back on my focaln. What should I do.?

1 extra dose: 1 extra dose should not cause you any serious issues. BUT, you need to be aware of and remember your daily dosing better. Try putting the meds the same place every day, or better yet getting weekly pill dispenser filled weekly, and when the pills are gone, you know you took them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is weight gain one of the side affects of celexa (citalopram)?

Is weight gain one of the side affects of celexa (citalopram)?

Yes rarely: In clinical studies on possible side effects of Celexa (citalopram) weight gain was reported in more than 1% of people. So it is possible in some.
If you are having this side effect disuss with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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WHAT DO I DO IF I ACCIDENTALLY TOOK A 50 MG TRAMADOL AND 20 MG CITALOPRAM ONE TIME?

Nothing you can do: However, for your information the combination may increase risk of potentially life-threatening reactions such as serotonin syndrome. Pay more attention in the future. Take care. ...Read more

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Citalopram 20 mg at bed & Zofran (ondansetron) 8 mg twice a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Should I worry about the "major" interactions.

Discuss w/ Dr: You've read enough to raise your concern - the best way to resolve it is by a good talk w/ the Dr. Be sure they know your worries and ask them to help you understand why this is a good treatment plan for you. If you then disagree, seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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I've been taking 20 mg of celexa (citalopram) for 3 days at night and Prilosec in the morning. Am I trouble this soon or will I be good if I stop one of them now?

I've been taking 20 mg of celexa (citalopram) for 3 days at night and Prilosec in the morning. Am I trouble this soon or will I be good if I stop one of them now?

Need doctor's advice: Never alter the total dose, duration, frequency of daily use, nor start/stop a prescription drug without your doctor's advice. We don't know you or what's being treated here. Stop second guessing your doctor! Address your question appropriately to your prescribing provider who not only knows your health history but also what medications are or are not needed for your problem (s). ...Read more

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Stopped taking citalopram after one 20mg dose. Is menstrual spotting normal?

No: Drugs. Com states the following about genitourinary side effects for women: "female reproductive disorders including galactorrhea, breast pain, breast enlargement, and vaginal hemorrhage have been reported infrequently." I doubt the Celexa (citalopram) is the cause, but please consult with your prescribing provider if the spotting continues. ...Read more

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Xanax (alprazolam) and citalopram at 25mg and 20 mg am for one and pm for one. Is it safe to mix?

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Xanax/Celexa: Safe, but r u sure the xanax (alprazolam) is 25mg. & not 0.25mg.? . That would be a very high dose. ...Read more

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What probiotics can I use with celexa (citalopram)? Are they over the counter? Any recommendations on particular ones?

What probiotics can I use with celexa (citalopram)? Are they over the counter? Any recommendations on particular ones?

Probiotics: Lactobacillus bulgaricus, bifantis, lactobacillus gg, bacillus coagulans, bacillus subtilis, lactobacillus salivarius are probiotics which can aid digestive problems. Multiple strains are more likely to provide balance than a product with a single strain. You need to have enough of the probiotic to make a difference. It is better to have a product that contains billions versus millions >>. ...Read more

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On citalopram 10mg for past 2 days in the morning, dr put me on omeprazole today, and I took one pill tonight. I've read about dangerous interactions between the two. Am I in danger tonight?

On citalopram 10mg for past 2 days in the morning, dr put me on omeprazole today, and I took one pill tonight. I've read about dangerous interactions between the two. Am I in danger tonight?

No, talk to doc 1st: It takes time for these drug interactions to build up. Here is from www. Drugs. Com you should seek immediate medical attention if you develop sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, shortness of breath, or fast or pounding heartbeats during treatment with these medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. ...Read more

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On celexa (citalopram) /genic one a day, lowest dosage is it safe to take 2 a day? Per GP advice? Will it make me more tired?

Usually safe: Celexa (citalopram) can be dose to 40 mgs daily. The vast majority of patients tolerate this dose well. For many years the FDA approved dosing to 60 mgs daily. The medication is broken down in the liver by an enzyme called CYP2D6. Many medications can inhibit this enzyme and some people have a form of the enzyme that does not work as well, so the FDA decreased the maximum dose. Sedation can occur. ...Read more

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Celexa (Definition)

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