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Long Term Effects Of Celexa
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
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
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
Does celexa (citalopram) work good long term? Been on it for a year and a half and feel great it 90 percent stopped my panic attacks
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
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
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
Hard stopping Zoloft (sertraline) and celexa...how long should the side effects last from this choice?
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