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How long after increasing from 10mg of celexa (citalopram) to 20mg will it take to take effect?

How long after increasing from 10mg of celexa (citalopram) to 20mg will it take to take effect?

7-10 days: Hopefully upping the dose of this medication will allow you to see effects withing the first 7-10 days. It could take 2 weeks but usually a response by that time. Different for each person however. Follow closely with yor mental health provider/pcp. ...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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How long does it take for your body to adjust to not having celexa (citalopram)? Was on it for 5 months. Been off it for 23 days now. Was on 20mg.

How long does it take for your body to adjust to not having celexa (citalopram)? Was on it for 5 months. Been off it for 23 days now. Was on 20mg.

Celexa (citalopram): If the Celexa (citalopram) was helping symptoms of depression, stopping it too soon could risk relapse. In that way, your body would "adjust" to not being on the medicine but you'd still have depression to contend with. The elimination half-life of Celexa (citalopram) is 23-45 hours, so it should be pretty much out of your system by now. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get celexa (citalopram) out of your system?

Celexa (citalopram): 2-3 days.

If taking medication, the withdrawal symptoms may last 7-10 days. It better to taper the medication slowly. ...Read more

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How long does the full effect off celexa (citalopram) take to wear off?

It depends: It depends to some degree how long you were on it. If you were on it for several weeks and it built up to a full dose in your bloodstream then it might take about a week for it to leave your bloodstream and perhaps even longer for the chemical changes that it caused to revert back to your normal state. ...Read more

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How long does it take for celexa (citalopram) to get out of your system?

7 1/4 days: The half-life of Celexa (citalopram) is 35 hours. Usually it takes 4-5 half-lives to remove most of a drug from the body. After 3 days, more than 50% of Celexa (citalopram) will be gone. After 7 days and 6 hours, about 97% of the drug will be removed from your system if your liver, and to a lesser extent your kidneys, are operating normally. Some people are super or slow metabolizers of drugs, so the time could vary. ...Read more

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Does 10 milligrams of celexa (citalopram) take longer to work in 20 milligrams?

Celexa (citalopram): Onset of action is not dose-related. It can take 4-6 weeks to see full antidepressant effect. ...Read more

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How long does it take for citalopram (celexa) to get out of your system completely?

Quickly: The medication itself does not stay in the body for very long time. Probably, in a few days, it is gone. The effect from citalopram might last for a number of weeks after you stopped it. Normally, after people stop antidepressants, nothing happens and they wonder why they took them to begin with. And months or two later depression comes back, but they always blame on something for this new depress. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to notice the effects of being taken off celexa (citalopram)?

How long will it take me to notice the effects of being taken off celexa (citalopram)?

Withdrawal / relapse: Ssris like Celexa (citalopram) may cause a "discontinuation syndrome" that starts a day or two after stopping, especially if the med is not tapered off. This usually lasts a few days but can persist a week or more. Ssris continue to work in the body for a few weeks after stopping, so a relapse (eg, the original depression returning) might occur after that, ie a few weeks later. ...Read more

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Hi I just got my celexa (citalopram) dose increased, I was wondering how long it takes to really take effect. Thanks?

Hi I just got my celexa (citalopram) dose increased, I was wondering how long it takes to really take effect. Thanks?

It depends: It all depends on your pharmacogenetics.

In other words, it depends how your body metabolizes the medications. It may take several days to several weeks ...Read more

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Increased celexa (citalopram) from 10 mg to 20 mg eight days ago. Still no noticeable difference. Been on it for 5 weeks total. How long does it take to work?

2-6 wks. Therapy??: It can take 2-6 weeks for changes in the dosage of an SSRI such as Celexa (citalopram) to have the maximum effect. In many situations medication alone might not solve the psychological and emotional symptoms. Psychotherapy may be helpful here. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Been on celexa (citalopram) 30mg for a month. Doc wants me to go back down to 20mg. How long will it take for my body to adjust to the change?

Been on celexa (citalopram) 30mg for a month. Doc wants me to go back down to 20mg. How long will it take for my body to adjust to the change?

It depends: I'm not sure what you mean by my body adjusting to the medication change. Typically it takes two weeks to establish a new steady-state with this particular antidepressant. If you're experiencing muscle stiffness increased heart rate increase blood pressure or confusion you might feel better within 48 to 72 hours. ...Read more

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If I take 10 mgs of celexa (citalopram). Could this cause long qt?

Unlikely: That is a low dose of Celexa (citalopram) and would be very unlikely to cause long qt. That is a very safe dose of celexa (citalopram). ...Read more

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How long do celexa and Abilify (aripiprazole) take to start working?

Depends: 6-week studies showed that adding Abilify (aripiprazole) to an antidepressant could improve symptoms of depression in as little as 1 to 2 weeks (versus an antidepressant alone). It will depend on how adequate are the doses of the antidepressant and abilify (aripiprazole). If it does not seem to be working to improve depression after 6 weeks then consult your prescriber. It takes time. I hope you experience a good outcome. ...Read more

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How long does it take celexa (citalopram) to start working? I have it for anxiety/ panic. Thanks

How long does it take celexa (citalopram) to start working? I have it for anxiety/ panic. Thanks

Celexa, (citalopram) Anxiety: Celexa (citalopram) is used to treat depression. it is not specific medication for anxiety/ panic.
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I have a rash from celexa (citalopram) how long will it take to go away? It is reallbad on my arms y

I have a rash from celexa (citalopram) how long will it take to go away? It is reallbad on my arms y

Stop celexa (citalopram): It could take several weeks until itvrequires. If the rash is very severe a topical or even internal steroid can speed up the resolution ofctherash. See the doctor who prescribed the Celexa (citalopram) or a dermatologist to treat the rash so that you do not remain uncomfortable le potentially for weeks and are left with long term colr change. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Celexa (citalopram) 40MG side effects go away? I'm having urinate problems should I keep taking 40MG or cut it half and take 20MG?

How long does it take for Celexa (citalopram) 40MG side effects go away? I'm having urinate problems should I keep taking 40MG or cut it half and take 20MG?

Did you call the doc: You should not really change or suspend a medication ordered by your physician either on your or someone else's recognizance without bring your doctor into the discussion. They know you best and will be more qualified to judge change in dose or change in pills. Side effects generally subside within 1-2 weeks. Depending on the individual, other drugs they're on, what they eat...etc. Etc. Etc. ...Read more

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I've been taking celexa and klonopin (clonazepam) for two years and buspirone for five weeks. How long will it take to withdraw from each of them?

Work with your doc: You should discuss with your doctor on how to wean off the medications and if it is advisable to go off the medications, it depends on our dosage as to how long it will take to get off of the medications safely. ...Read more

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Do you have to take Celexa (citalopram) the same time everyday? I take 10mg everyday.

Margin of error: You should try to take it the same time every day - as it is a good routine to get into and you're more likely to remember then (like brushing your teeth). However, there's a margin of error on these types of things. .. A few hours in either direction won't make a difference. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Been taking 20mg celexa (citalopram) for 2 months will I have problems increasing the dosage to 30mg?

Citalopram: If you have tolerated the current dose well, there is a good chance that the higher dose will not cause a significant increase in side effects. But you won't know for sure until it is increased. Ensure that any dosage changes are made with your physician's input. ...Read more

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I normally take 20mg of celexa (citalopram) a day. I accidentally took an extra pill today. Is this harmful?

Extra Pill today: It will not be harmful. You just start tomorrow taking your regular dose. There should be no worries. ...Read more

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I take (1) celexa (citalopram) 20mg, daily. I know im not supposed to stop taking it abruptly, but I can't get it refilled til monday. Is that ok?

I take (1) celexa (citalopram) 20mg, daily. I know im not supposed to stop taking it abruptly, but I can't get it refilled til monday. Is that ok?

Yes: Celexa (citalopram) lasts for a long time in your bloodstream, so as long as you've been taking it consistently, you should be ok for a day or two. Just make sure you fill it as soon as possible, and next time plan ahead! ...Read more

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Will b starting celexa (citalopram) again for the 3rd time in my life over the last 2 years. Starting on 10mg. Best to take at night or morning? And how late?

Celexa (citalopram): Celexa (citalopram) can be taken in the morning or evening, depending on what your response to it is. You have this information from your previous experience. The most important thing might be to take it at the time of day (or night) you're most likely to remember to take it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Celexa (Definition)

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