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

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

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

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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I have been taking Celexa (citalopram) 10mg for 2 days and will be stopping due to side effects. How long until it is out of my system?

Soon-ish: With a half life of about 30 hours, it will take many days for the drug to be completely eliminated from the body. HOWEVER, your dose was low and the time on the medication quite short. You can expect resolution of side effects well before the drug is completely eliminated. My guess is that you'll experience a noticeable reduction (if not outright departure) of side effects within 24 hours. ...Read more

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4 weeks on 20mg of celexa (citalopram) and 0.5 mg of clonazepam daily. developed tinnitus after 1 week. I stopped taking the celexa (citalopram) how long til out of system ?

4 weeks on 20mg of celexa (citalopram) and 0.5 mg of clonazepam daily. developed tinnitus  after 1 week. I stopped taking the celexa (citalopram) how long til out of system ?

About 8 days: Celexa (citalopram) has a half-life of 37 hours. In general, it requires five half-lives for a medication to be out of your system. Therefore, it should take about 8 days for the Celexa (citalopram) to be out of your system. Discontinuing a SSRI, like Celexa (citalopram), can result in serious problems and should be done under physician supervision. ...Read more

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How much time until celexa (citalopram) gets back in my system?

Antidepressants: can take 4-6 weeks to take full effect once started and being adherent to medications. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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