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Is it bettet to take citalopram in the morning or at night?

Is it bettet to take citalopram in the morning or at night?

Morning: Most psychiatrists prescribe citalopram (and other ssri's like paroxetine, fluoxetine, s-citalopram, sertraline) in the morning, because ssri's can cause insomnia in many people. However, in some individuals, ssri's can cause tiredness, fatigue, or sleepiness, in which case you could take the citalopram at bedtime. ...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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Do i take celexa (citalopram) and abilfy in the morning or at night?

Do i take celexa (citalopram) and abilfy in the morning or at night?

That depends: Abilify (aripiprazole) can help with sleep so is often taken at night. However if a person is manic or hypomanic they may be given am dose to slow them down during the day. Celexa can be given at any time of day. Occassionally it can cause insomnia - in that situation it would be better in am. Please discuss with your prescribing physician. Take care. ...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?

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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What side effects to expect when starting 10mg of celexa (citalopram)? Better to take at night or morning?

What side effects to expect when starting 10mg of celexa (citalopram)? Better to take at night or morning?

Celexa (citalopram): Usually and initially some nausea and headaches which subside with time. Unless otherwise advised by your doctor, might start once daily in evening. ...Read more

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Been on citalopram 20mg for 2 weeks i take at night as makes me feel strange all day if i take in morning but struggling to sleep will this go away?

Been on citalopram 20mg for 2 weeks i take at night as makes me feel strange all day if i take in morning but struggling to sleep will this go away?

Well: You have not been in the medication for very long. It take 4 to 6 weeks to really get into the system for the full effects. Continue on if you can tolerate. Then return to your doctor and report your findings ...Read more

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Is it ok to take my Prilosec in the morning and my celexa (citalopram) at night or is it still dangous?

Yes: Yes, it is probably safe; however, the Prilosec may increase the levels of the celexa. It is wise to space the two out. Prilosec should ideally be taken 30 minutes before your first meal of the day. It should only be used for people who have frequent episodes of heartburn because it can cause osteoporosis long term, especially in females. Have you tried an h-2 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid? ...Read more

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I take 20 mg of celexa (citalopram) every morning is it safe to take zzzquil at night for sleep?

I take 20 mg of celexa (citalopram) every morning is it safe to take zzzquil at night for sleep?

Drug interactions.: Per D rugs.com drug interaction checker - there is moderate interaction possible. "may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating". However, if you are about to go to sleep, that should be ok. See: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=679-335,896-16076 ...Read more

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I just started taking citalopram, my doctor knows i drink on occassion so if i take my 20mg in the morning am i able to have drinks at night?

No: Drinking will knock out the effect of citalopram for up to 72 hours and could leave you suicidally depressed. Drinking. Causes depression as well in general and 65% of smokers develop depression at some point in their life. If you cannot stop drinking seek appropriate substance abuse counseling, psychotherapy for your depression and Campral or vivitrol for your drinking. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What do doctors say about when to take citalopram?Morning or night

Celexa (citalopram): As tolerated, usually once a day, but some can be given lower dose twice daily which in my experience seems to be tolerated better, not to exceed 40 mg. Daily dose. ...Read more

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I have been advised to tak citalopram at night as I am very low in the morning. Will it jeep me awake?

Probably not: In patients with bipolar disorder, these types of drugs can create unusual amount of energy. In other patients such as those with unipolar depression, citalopram is not known to commonly cause sleep disturbance. ...Read more

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I just started celexa (citalopram) and i forgot to take it last night. Can i take it this morning? Also, i feel very weak from it. Should i be on something else?

Celexa (citalopram): Antidepressants can take up to 4 weeks to show results on depression, so it is important to take it every day, and be patient to see the changes in mood and behavior. Fatigue and weakness can be a symptom of depression, and sleeping problems are common in depression. You can take the dose in the morning after missing one, and keep that schedule to reduce anxiety during the day. ...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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Took citalopram in morning and on the night time i couldn't sleep. I need to be alert for my job and was so tired today will taking at night help?

Took citalopram in morning and on the night time i couldn't sleep.  I need to be alert for my job and was so tired today will taking at night help?

Talk to your doctor: It's impossible to answer this question without knowing more about you. Are you just starting this medication, or have you been on it a while? Either way, talk with whoever prescribed it and they can help you decide if changing the timing of taking it will help. If you are just starting out with it, the symptoms you are having will probably subside in a week or so. ...Read more

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Hi. I currently take 20mg citalopram in the morning for depression. Would it be safe for me to take 10mg amitryptoline for pain relief?

Hi. I currently take 20mg citalopram in the morning for depression. Would it be safe for me to take 10mg amitryptoline for pain relief?

Serotonin Syndrome: Citalopram is for treatment of Depression. Amitriptyline is not specific medication for pain relief. It is not safe to combine these medications. Using Amitriptyline with Citalopram can increase the risk of serious Serotonin Syndrome. And increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious.. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis of depression and pain, discuss Medication and Therapy ...Read more

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Can i take 2mg dizapam when on 20mg citalopram in morning?

Can i take 2mg dizapam when on 20mg citalopram in morning?

Okay but Caution: Using Diazepam and Citalopram together may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may experience impaired thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. Avoid or limit use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Use only as directed by prescriber. Best regards for good health. ...Read more

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I am now on my third week of taking celexa (citalopram) 10 mg. I take it in the morning.?

Talk with your MD: It sounds like you are off to a hopefully good start with citalopram 10 mg daily. The administration of this medication in the morning is a common time of administration. This is a lower dose of it and so we are approaching a point where the dose could be increased if there is any discernible benefit. Feel free to tell your prescribing physician about your impressions of the medication! ...Read more

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