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Is There A Difference In Effectiveness Between Citalopram And Escitalopram
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
Is taking escitalopram with omeprazole safer than the major interaction between citalopram & omeprazole? Why or why not?
Drug interaction : Omeprazole has actual adverse influences on the pharmacokinetics of medications such as diazepam, carbamazepine, clozapine, indinavir, nelfinavir, atazanavir, methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil, itraconazole, etc . Clinical outcomes depend on factors such as genotype status of cyp2c19 and cyp1a2, ethnicity . The best and accurate to assess is doing assurerx testing in office 24 hour results. ...Read more
I've been on 40 mg citalopram and switched to 20 mg escitalopram . Will I have to wait 4-6 weeks for it to work or will it be a continuation ?
Is it true that opened bottles of citalopram and escitalopram (in liquid form) expire within a few months? Or is it still safe to use them after 1 yr?
Well...: Look at the bottle and follow the expiration date. That is your safest bet. Yes all medications expire ...Read more
Out of fluoxetin, escitalopram, sertraline, and citalopram, which has the best (or safest) side effect profile?
Antidepressants: I understand your need to have a medication for depression which is effective. All 4 Medications are in the class of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressant. They all have benefits; and side effects. Depending upon your metabolism, use of alcohol and other drugs. Discuss with Psychiatrist side effects you have, and those of Effexor, and Wellbutrin and decide; and Therapy. ...Read more
Pls can u help advice me, if citalopram is better for OCD or escitalopram? Though i heard both cause stomach trouble and any way to avoid it, thanks
Is it safe to switch straight from the anti depressant Citalopram 20mg daily to Escitalopram 10mg daily for depression & anxiety? Thanks.
Depends: You may be better off tapering citalopram as you start escitalopram for depression and anxiety. Some people do well on one but not the other. Discuss plan with prescribing doctor. Bottom line: you need close medical supervision to switch these meds to monitor therapeutic vs side effects. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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