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Medicine For Citalopram Allergy
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
Answered already: I notice that you have several specific questions about definitions. All of them are important since they have concern to you especially any question about a medication overdose. You should discuss all of them together with your psychiatrist as well as with your therapist. ...Read more
Yes: All drugs can cause an allergic reaction. The best way to tell is if the rash started a 1-3 days after starting the drug and you have taken no other drugs. If you think you are having a reaction, call your doctor. If you get symptoms like throat swelling or trouble breathing, get to the emergency room. ...Read more
Wife has bad chest cold. Coughing yellow phlegm. Sore from coughing, lack of sleep. Takes citalopram and clonazepam for panic attacks, zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies. What to take now and when to get help.?
Symptomatic care: Most colds go away on their own and do not need medications, even with phlegm. Fluids, rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain can all be helpful. Sometimes antihistamines like zyrtec can make getting secretions loose harder. Some folks feel vitamin c helps, and it likely will not hurt, but no great studies exist. Zinc lozenges may have a role. Get help for worsening shortness of breath, fever, lasts 7-20 days. ...Read more
Can I take Claritin (loratadine) d while on celexa? My allergies have been acting up and i'd like to take some claritin, (loratadine) is there a possible bad drug interaction I should be worried about?
See below: Not usually in "tox" panels that look specifically for drugs of abuse. ...Read more
Two drs gave me these medicines can I take them together? Depokene200, citalopram, chlordiazepoxide, propranol and minasage.
I take celexa (citalopram) 40 mg, I was wondering how this drug reacts when your under sedation when your at the dentist. Or with novacane?
Dental anesthetic: Meds and the sedation meds normally used in dental settings are unlikely to cause a problem when used on patients taking celexa (citalopram). However, always inform your dentist about any and all medications you take prior to any dental treatment ; discus the literature regarding your question. In my practice I have not had any issues with using anesthetic ; sedation meds on patients taking anti-depressants. ...Read more
Can Citalopram or Propranolol cause any sensivity to diary products? I've been taking both the drugs since 2 years ago and it's a year I have bloating
I am not aware of any association of those medications with dairy sensitivity.
The fact that you took them for a year without the bloating is pretty strong evidence against a link with the medications.
Our ability to digest lactose declines after childhood. You are at an age where lactose intolerance can become evident.
I suspect that the medications and the bloating are unrelated. ...Read more
I recently started taking celexa (citalopram) 40mg once a day and I don't know if this is because of the medicine but there's vaginal pain when I rub my clitoris?
Celexa (citalopram): Increased clitoral sensitivity is not listed as a side effect of celexa (citalopram). However, ssri's can impact sexual function. If you are applying more pressure to your clitoris of if it is for a longer period than normal - this could lead to discomfort. If you have an increase in vaginal/ clitoral issues - than please seek advice of your gynecologist. ...Read more
Stopped taking celexa (citalopram) 6mo ago because I felt better. Now I feel depressed again, should I start back on medicine? I'm afraid to feel that way again
Probably: Depression is a recurrent illness (one episode 70% chance of reoccurance three or more 100% chance) Meds control but don't cure. Also especially with SSRIs sometimes when you stop & restart them they aren't as effective--discuss with your doc--he/she may advise you to stay on meds ...Read more
Going to see ep dr for possible long qt syndrome I am taking celexa (citalopram) (10 years) which is a drug to avoid for lqts what can I do until appt to avoid sca?
More information: Much more information is necessary to be able to answer your question. 1) do you need the celexa (citalopram)? 2) is there a history of any ventricular arrhythmia or possible ventricular arrhythmia? For instance, have you ever had syncope (fainting)? 3) is there a family history of sudden cardiac death? 4) do they think you have long qt syndrome, or just a long qt interval on an ecg? Good luck. ...Read more
Taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) to boost my Citalopram. Only been on 2.5mg for a month, now down to 1.25. how do I come off this drug (Zyprexa (olanzapine)) alltogether?
Low dose: Presumably you have found no benefit. 2.5 mg is a very low dose, perhaps too low to work. There are not withdrawal problems associated with this medicine. But it is curious that you are not asking your question of the prescribing doctor. You should be working with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Questionable: If you review the ingredients of lumiday you will find many vitamins, most of appropriate concentrations, and several herbal remedies utilized for depression including st. John's wart. There are definite potential interactions with Celexa and risperidone. Consult with your md. Instead consider vitamin d 400-1000 iu and possibly b complex (not a mega or super b). Also consider omega 3 fish oil. ...Read more
I've been taking citalopram 40mg for over a year now can you advise the best way to stop taking the drug and will my stress come back?
D/c citalopram: Discuss this wish with your prescribing professional. Citalopram is generic Celexa (citalopram) and maximum recommended daily dose is 40mg. I assume you have the 40mg pill. They also have 20 ; 10mg pill. Do not just stop this med cold turkey. I like to decrease the dose in 4-6 week intervals by about 25% but I tend to be very conservative. 30, 20, 15, 10mg and if no sx I would d/c and follow 6-12wks. ...Read more
Can side effects from medicine such as celexa (citalopram) come and go after being on it for 5 months now? Some days nauseous & sum not. And more
It would be unlikely: I think it would be highly unlikely. I have not seen it happen. I will await the answers from my other colleagues as to their experience. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hi this is Debra Walker and I wold love a second opinion on a drug cold citalopram I never have taken any drug for exciting. Thank U Debra Walker?
Citalopram: Debra, I have had very good results with this medication with my patients who use it for anxiety. It has very few side effects and those it does have go away quickly. It is important to know that it may take 3-6 weeks for it to start working and to give it time to work. It is also important to followup with your doctor as they have asked. Good luck, hope you feel better. ...Read more
I'm taking 20mg of citalopram once a day and bupropion sr 150mg once every morning, is it ok to cold turkey these drugs n if not how?
Cital no, buprop yes: Stopping either or both of these should be done in consultation with your prescribing doctor. There may be less drastic dose adjustments and alternative treatments to consider, etc. However, to answer your question, bupropion usually can be stopped cold turkey, while citalopram is best decreased gradually to avoid discontinuation (withdrawal) syndrome. ...Read more
Why would I take citalopram when I have read the side effects, fast hr, palpitations etc that would make my anxiety worse? Useless medicines?
What's the best depression medicine on the market my dr prescribed me celexa (citalopram) it makes me sleep I don't wanna wake up I've had 3 deaths in one year?
Talk Therapy!: While you search for a better antidepressant, definitely get involved in supportive talk therapy. The losses you've faced and your grief will not be resolved by drugs alone - they may not even be necessary. You need to work through your feelings which may be fairly normal and healthy. But, un-dealt with, they can fester leading to worse symptoms. Be picky, this therapist is one you need to trust. ...Read more
I have taken 20 mg of celexa (citalopram) and 40 mg of nexum for several yrs. Is there a drug interaction?
Celexa (citalopram): No. You seem to be tolerating the combination well after all those years. Wish u well. ...Read more
I'm currently taking 40mg of citalopram. Me and my partner are about to start trying for our second child, is it safe to take this medicine.
Yes: No real problem here.....Get a more detailed answer ›
Have been suggested citalopram for anexity but reviews on internet over pssd issue is making me too afraid to take the medicine. Requesting help.
Too afraid of meds?: Not everyone taking an ssri has sexual problems; they may, if they occur, go away on their own or may be treated with other medication. Many with anxiety disorders are often especially afraid of taking medications when in fact the benefits of medication could greatly outweigh any negative effects. Discuss potential risks and benefits with a doctor you trust, not the internet. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more