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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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Can I stop taking celexa (citalopram) after 9 years?

Can I stop taking celexa (citalopram) after 9 years?

Yes.: Talk to your doc about how to do it and what to expect and if that is the right choice for you. ...Read more

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Can i stop taking celexa (citalopram) after 10+ years?

This would be a good: Question for your provider. If you have recurrent major depressive episodes then it may not be recommended that you stop antidepressants. If you have other conditions that are well controlled it may be a good idea. ...Read more

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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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I have been taking celexa (citalopram) for 10 yrs can I just stop taking it?

I have been taking celexa (citalopram) for 10 yrs can I just stop taking it?

Not a good idea...: First of all, you should discuss this with your doctor. Then you need to know that the best way to go off any antidepressant is to slowly and gradually taper the dose, making sure to observe that your mood/anxiety remain stable. A reasonable way to taper would be to lower to 10mg for several weeks, if not more slowly ( a couple of months would be better), and then 5mg for awhile, then even 2.5... ...Read more

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

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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I am now on my third week of taking celexa (citalopram) 10 mg. I take it in the morning.?

Talk with your MD: It sounds like you are off to a hopefully good start with citalopram 10 mg daily. The administration of this medication in the morning is a common time of administration. This is a lower dose of it and so we are approaching a point where the dose could be increased if there is any discernible benefit. Feel free to tell your prescribing physician about your impressions of the medication! ...Read more

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What time should I take my celexa (citalopram) after the time change?? I was taking it at 7:45am.

What time should I take my celexa (citalopram) after the time change?? I was taking it at 7:45am.

Either is fine.: I imagine that it is would be easier to maintain the same time as always (7:45 AM) for your routine to just go on as is. And a 1 hour difference for 1 day twice a year is not going to rattle your body chemistry. However, if you are going to be up and about eavery day until next Spring at 6:45 AM (ugh!) that wouls be the new time. No question for my life - I'd stay w/ 7:45! Take your pick. ...Read more

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Been taking 20mg celexa (citalopram) for 2 months will I have problems increasing the dosage to 30mg?

Citalopram: If you have tolerated the current dose well, there is a good chance that the higher dose will not cause a significant increase in side effects. But you won't know for sure until it is increased. Ensure that any dosage changes are made with your physician's input. ...Read more

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I take (1) celexa (citalopram) 20mg, daily. I know im not supposed to stop taking it abruptly, but i can't get it refilled til monday. Is that ok?

Yes: Celexa (citalopram) lasts for a long time in your bloodstream, so as long as you've been taking it consistently, you should be ok for a day or two. Just make sure you fill it as soon as possible, and next time plan ahead! ...Read more

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On celexa (citalopram) 40mg for a few months & klonopon .5 two times a day for a month. I stopped taking my meds for almost week, how long will withdraw last.

Not sure.: I am not sure you are having symptoms of withdrawal. Were you prescribed these medications for depression and anxiety? If you were, some of the symptoms you are experiencing now be a recurrence of your symptoms and they can actually feel worse than before you started. Do see your doctor to make sure you're not having other problems. ...Read more

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Can u just stop taking drug celexa (citalopram) 1 day, after being on reg daily dose 10months, would that even be healthy?If must stop med, sugg how? Makin appt lt

Talk to your doctor: If you are going to stop Celexa (citalopram) you should be closely monitored to make sure your symptoms of depression don't return. Depending on the dose you are on, you may need to be weaned off the medicine. Your doctor can help with this. ...Read more

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Can i take lumiday while also taking celexa (citalopram)?

Can i take lumiday while also taking celexa (citalopram)?

No.: Lumiday includes st. John's wort and a precursor of serotonin, both of which you should not take in combination with citalopram. Please speak to your treating physician regarding the effectiveness of your current treatment regimen. I wonder as you are thinking about taking lumiday if something doesn't need to be done to better treat your depression.. ...Read more

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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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