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How long will the harsh side effects of celexa (citalopram) persist?

How long will the harsh side effects of celexa (citalopram) persist?

Usually not harsh: Celexa (citalopram) was the best selling antidepressant in europe because it had the fewest.Side effects--the few u may notice will likely be gone in a couple weeks with the exception of sexual side effects. ...Read more

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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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For what length of time do the harsh side effects of celexa (citalopram) persist?

Weeks: The nausea and diarrhea often seen generally fade away in about 2 weeks. Overall when Celexa is compared with prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) and zoloft the winner is celexa. Fewer specific side effects, less interaction with other medications. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of long term use of celexa (citalopram)?

What are the side effects of long term use of celexa (citalopram)?

Celexa (citalopram): I agree that Celexa (citalopram) is safe long-term , as long as regular checkups done to monitor blood work & mood changes. ...Read more

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How long will i feel side effects from celexa (citalopram) after i start taking it ?

Usually 1 wk: Side effects of Celexa (citalopram) may last several days to a week or 2, before they dissipate. If you continue to experience adverse effects, speak with your physician about lowering the dose or switching to an alternate med. ...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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Hard stopping Zoloft (sertraline) and celexa...how long should the side effects last from this choice?

Taper: stopping any of the psychoactive meds suddenly is an invitation to reexperiencing all sorts of symptoms. Taper slowly (preferably under supervision of Dr) over several weeks (depending on dose). ...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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Side effects of celexa (citalopram) (20 mg)?

Celexa (citalopram): Generally very well tolerated, side effects may include constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; increased sweating; light-headedness when you stand or sit up; loss of appetite; nausea; stuffy nose; tiredness; weakness; yawning. ...Read more

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Can the side effects of celexa (citalopram) go away with time?

Usually: Generally, you will see a decrease in side effects in 2-4 weeks of taking the medication but if the side effect is very bothersome or does not improve, tell your md right away - there are many medication options (or a lower dose) and it might take more than one try to find the right one for you that helps and does not cause side-effects that are intolerable. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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