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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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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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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?

Yes: Yes, it would be fine to take Zquil, but in general that is not a preferred medication to help with sleep. I recommend you talk to your doctor about your sleep problems. ...Read more

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Celexa (Definition)

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