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They are similar: Fluoxetine and citalopram are both selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors so they are in the same class of medicines. Fluoxetine is the oldest medicine in the class and has a long chemical half-life. Citalopram is much newer, has a shorter half-life and fewer side effects. They are both used to treat depression, anxiety and some other illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more
Yes: but under your physician or pyschiatrist's supervision. Take care. ...Read more
Is Prozac (fluoxetine) fast acting then citalopram? Would Prozac (fluoxetine) cause less side effects then the citalopram?
Not necessarily: First, I am not sure if those medications are the source of your pain. However, if they are and the pain is to much then stop the medication only after you speak to the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Can u take vitamin D3 with fluoxetine? Also can a deficiency in vitamins cause reaction to SSRI's like citalopram or fluoxetine?
D3: Yes, you may take D3. Vit deficiency should not amplify side effects. ...Read more
That depends: on how long ago you switched SSRI's. ...Read more
Should I wait for however long it takes for the citalopram to get out of my system to start fluoxetine?
Possibly: All medications have potential side effects, although in general, they seldom occur, and if they do, are mostly manageable. Every event that happens during the pre marketing drug trials gets listed as a side effect, even if unrelated to the drug. Discuss your concern with your prescriber to hear what he or she has seen with use of the agent and learn why you need this drug in the first place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
itching with citalopram and quit taking it for 4 days when will go away totally? Cause still itch and dr put me on fluoxetine now.
I am currently taking fluoxetine, but have read about the side effects and would like to know more about the alternative citalopram. Thoughts?
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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