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Is it normal to feel really ill when first taking celexa (citalopram)?

Is it normal to feel really ill when first taking celexa (citalopram)?

No: It usually doesn't cause many problems--if you decide it is the Celexa (citalopram) you can try taking a smaller dose with food. ...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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Phasing out of effxr XR so my dr has me on 75 mg and 10 mg celexa (citalopram). First 3 weeks were great and now feeling depressed/anxious. Just a few off days or is this normal? Next week i start 37.5 efx, 15 cel

Cross-taper: In a cross-taper (stepdown one mediciine to change, in steps, to another), there is the risk that one will temporarily lose the effective of medication. 75 mg of venlafaxine is very low -- you've lost any benefit; 10 of citalopram is very low. Most people need 20 to 40 mg of citalopram for it to work. ...Read more

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Advice on celexa (citalopram) 20mg? Is that a normal dosage?

Yes: It is definitely one of the most popular doses of celexa; and it is ok for you if your dr prescribed it this way. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Help please! is celexa (citalopram) sending me into a hypomanic episode or is this normal?

It's possible: Antidepressants can cause "manic switching" in bipolar patients. You should consult with your psychiatrist or prescribing physician and discuss with them, you may need to taper off the celexa (citalopram). ...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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Is it normal to have diarrhea after taking very 1st dose of 10mg of celexa (citalopram)? Took at 7pm. Had diarrhea at 6am

Is it normal to have diarrhea after taking very 1st dose of 10mg of celexa (citalopram)? Took at 7pm. Had diarrhea at 6am

Very common, alas: Transient diarrhea happens after one starts medications of this class. Most times the GI upset dissipates; if it doesn't, the rx trial may be a 'bust' despite any efficacy it provides. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) cause chills for the first week or two?

Can celexa (citalopram) cause chills for the first week or two?

Yes: Most side effects 'happen early' and go away in time; if it doesn't go away then tell your md about this for ? Change in medication or consider an infection. ...Read more

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I took celexa (citalopram) for the first time in months. What side effects can I expect?

Celexa (citalopram): Celexa side effects can include: nausea, loose stools, constipation, dry mouth, stomach upset, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, sedation, ^ urination, sweating, ^ or v in weight, nasal congestion, sore throat or cough. This is not a complete list. But, you might not have any side effects with celexa. It is generally tolerated well. ...Read more

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Celexa (citalopram) making me suicidal, should I stop? Is this normal with celexa (citalopram)?

Celexa (citalopram): This is called the black box warning, which occasionally occurs in depressed people on antidepressants. You need to consult your prescribing doctor right away. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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