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My son is taking celexa (citalopram) and risperadol, will this have any long term effects?

My son is taking celexa (citalopram) and risperadol, will this have any long term effects?

Possible effects: Common Celexa (citalopram) side effects may include: drowsiness, tired feeling; sleep problems (insomnia); mild nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, dry mouth; cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough; increased sweating or urination, weight changes; This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. ...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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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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Will lorazepram when taken as prescribed cause me any long term harm? .5 every six hrs daily. Been taking for 22 days until celexa (citalopram) at therapeutic levl

Will lorazepram when taken as prescribed cause me any long term harm? .5 every six hrs daily. Been taking for 22 days until celexa (citalopram) at therapeutic levl

Short-term use only: Benzodiazepines are indicated for the short-term use (2–4 weeks only). The use of benzodiazepines, including lorazepam, may lead to physical and psychological dependence, so do not take higher doses of the medication or use it for a longer time than your doctor recommends. ...Read more

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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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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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How long do the effects of citalopram (celexa) last after you stop taking it?

2+ weeks, roughly: Antidepressants take some time to start working, and they take a similar amount of time to stop working, too. This varies from about a week to a month or more. But for most people it's about 2 or 3 weeks. Note that this applies to the antidepressant effect. Side effects such as agitation or upset stomach usually start right away, and end right away too, often in a day or two after stopping. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to notice the effects of being taken off celexa (citalopram)?

Withdrawal / relapse: Ssris like Celexa (citalopram) may cause a "discontinuation syndrome" that starts a day or two after stopping, especially if the med is not tapered off. This usually lasts a few days but can persist a week or more. Ssris continue to work in the body for a few weeks after stopping, so a relapse (eg, the original depression returning) might occur after that, ie a few weeks later. ...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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Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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