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Feeling dizzy/weird after missing a dose of celexa (citalopram). Could this be the reason why I felt that way?

Feeling dizzy/weird after missing a dose of celexa (citalopram). Could this be the reason why I felt that way?

Due to serotonin: Some people's serotonin receptors become sensitized with an ssri medication like Celexa (citalopram) and when they miss a dose may have sides effects similar to what you're describing. It's technically called serotonin discontinuation syndrome although many call it withdrawal. It is based on your dose, how long you were without it, and your body's own sensitivity to an ssri. Remember to stay hydrated. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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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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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.

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 celexa (citalopram) cause chills for the first week or two?

Can celexa (citalopram) cause chills for the first week or two?

Yes: Most side effects 'happen early' and go away in time; if it doesn't go away then tell your md about this for? Change in medication or consider an infection. ...Read more

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I have been taking celexa (citalopram) for two months. I want to get off it. Will I have any withdrawals? And if so are they severe?

I have been taking celexa (citalopram) for two months. I want to get off it. Will I have any withdrawals? And if so are they severe?

Medication withdraw.: It all depends on the dose. But, most likely not given the short length of time you have been on this drug. You may want to break the pills in half and take one half dose the first week and then stop after day seven. ...Read more

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Tried celexa (citalopram) 5mg, day 2 worst anxiety of my life stopped meds, why am I so sensitive to small dose? I am not the norm- Scared to try a new med

Unusual: Your reaction is relatively rare, especially on such a low dose. As far as I know the smallest dose celexa (citalopram) comes in is 10 mg - so are breaking the 10 mg in half? Also, are you taking any other meds- prescription or otherwise? Had any liver problems? Have you experienced anything like this with other meds? Have a conversation with the prescribing doc to figure out what the issue/s might be. ...Read more

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What can happen I took double dose off celexa (citalopram) 40mgs by mistake?

What can happen I took double dose off celexa (citalopram) 40mgs by mistake?

Possible nausea: If you only took 1 extra pill, you are probably okay. You could have some sedation possibly, and some nausea. Avoid other sedating medications and alcohol, and find a way to make sure this doesn't happen again. ...Read more

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Hi I just got my celexa (citalopram) dose increased, I was wondering how long it takes to really take effect. Thanks?

It depends: It all depends on your pharmacogenetics.

In other words, it depends how your body metabolizes the medications. It may take several days to several weeks ...Read more

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Been on celexa since january and I feel that it helps me alot, but it seems to stop every 5weeks and I have to up my dose. Why does it do that?

Don't know: Don't know your celexa dose or your diagnosis. Initial celexa dose may not have been high enough. I hope that you are not increasing your medication without discussing it first with your prescribing provider. Sometimes people with bipolar spectrum disorders have "poop out" on this class of medications. Keep your provider informed. Take care ...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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I missed 4 doses of celexa (citalopram). Am I ok?

I missed 4 doses of celexa (citalopram). Am I ok?

Are you ok?: By missing 4 doses, that typically mean you did not take it for 4 days. How do you feel? If this the beginning of treatment this will affect you more than if you have been taking the Celexa (citalopram) for quite a while. I would guess 4 days is about as many as you can miss and not notice much difference; after that I would bet you might not feel so ok any more. Best to take every day! ...Read more

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If 20mg of celexa (citalopram) controls my anxiety will that dose stay working for a long time or stop?

If 20mg of celexa (citalopram) controls my anxiety will that dose stay working for a long time or stop?

Maybe: Depends. How long have you been stable on this medication? It may take a month or more before it reaches full effectiveness, and may need adjustment during the first 6 months. Once you find a level that works for 6 mo or more, you could remain stable for decades or more.. ...Read more

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My psychiatrist increased my dose of celexa (citalopram) to 150mg. I felt better on 50mg. Is 150mg a usual dosage?

My psychiatrist increased my dose of celexa (citalopram) to 150mg. I felt better on 50mg. Is 150mg a usual dosage?

No: Concerns with cardiac side effects have put limits on recommended Celexa (citalopram) dosage to 40 mg/day. Suggest you check prescription bottle label to make sure you are not mistaken. If dose is 150 mg, discuss lowering with prescribing doctor. I hope this helps and you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have diarrhea after taking very 1st dose of 10mg of celexa (citalopram)? Took at 7pm. Had diarrhea at 6am

Is it normal to have diarrhea after taking very 1st dose of 10mg of celexa (citalopram)? Took at 7pm. Had diarrhea at 6am

Very common, alas: Transient diarrhea happens after one starts medications of this class. Most times the GI upset dissipates; if it doesn't, the rx trial may be a 'bust' despite any efficacy it provides. ...Read more

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Went to take my Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg QD and was out. Can I take my wife's Celexa 20mg for one dose until I get my refill tomorrow?

Went to take my Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg QD and was out. Can I take my wife's Celexa 20mg for one dose until I get my refill tomorrow?

Probably: These medications are not equivalent to each other. .. Although chemically they're like a parent and child. That said, Lexapro (escitalopram) has a fairly long half life (about 30 hours), so it's probably safest to just skip 1 dose and resume it tomorrow when you have it refilled from the pharmacy. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I seem to have paradoxical anxiety from 20mg celexa. I started a week ago... how long will this last, and will lowering my dose to 10mg help?

Possibly: If you have never been on Celexa or similar medications, you may be initially more sensitive to potential side effects. You mention you started a week ago. Was 20 mg your starting dose? If so, lowering the dose to 10 mg may improve tolerability. Recommend discussing with your prescriber before making any changes, as he/she is familiar with your particular history. Hope this helps. Best. ...Read more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg is safe, right? It's what I'm prescribed. There is no QT issues at this dose? Is Celexa worse than lexapro (escitalopram) in that regard?

Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg is safe, right? It's what I'm prescribed. There is no QT issues at this dose? Is Celexa worse than lexapro (escitalopram) in that regard?

Lexapro (escitalopram) 20 mg is a: Standard dose at which there are no significant QT interval issues. Generic is escitalopram. Citalopram has QT issues at 60 mg a day dose so maximum dose is 40 mg a day. Citalopram is not recommended for patients with: congenital long QT syndrome, bradycardia, hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia, recent MI, or uncompensated heart failure. Best regards. ...Read more

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Is 20mg of celexa (citalopram) a effective dose for a 30 years 270lbs for panic attacks it has made me better but would higher dose work better makes me spacey?

Weighty question: Weight has really little to do with drug metabolism in adults. The question is which is the most effective dose for your symptoms? If good control isn't happening, try a higher dose in conjunction with doctor's advice. Doses up to 80 mg are not unreasonable. Celexa (citalopram) is not a cure, so the lowest effective dose is the best dose. ...Read more

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What should I do if I missed a dose of 30mg of celexa (citalopram) last night and am now anxious, nausous, and shaky? I am 16 years old. I have been on celexa (citalopram) for about a year.

Don't: Don't double your dose. Take your regular dose tonight. You can often take the missed dose late, but don't want to double the dose. Hope you feel better soon. The symptoms you are feeling may be discontinuation symptoms. That is why, when this type of medication is stopped, one tapers off it slowly under a doctor's supervision. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr said I needed to up my celexa (citalopram) dose from 20-40 and said to do them both starting now, is that okay? Any side effects to expect? Will this help me get back on track as taking 20 mg seems to have stopped working, worked great before though!

Dr said I needed to up my celexa (citalopram) dose from 20-40 and said to do them both starting now, is that okay? Any side effects to expect? Will this help me get back on track as taking 20 mg seems to have stopped working, worked great before though!

The word? BOTH?: I absolutely do not understand what you mean when you use the word BOTH. Questions are good but more appropriately asked of your doctor who did the prescribing. Nobody on a network such as this should be suggesting you do anything differently from what your doctor has ordered. If you tolerated 20 you will likely tolerate 40 without difficulty. How about cognitive behavioral therapy? Tried that? ...Read more

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I've been taking celexa and klonopin (clonazepam) for two years and buspirone for five weeks. How long will it take to withdraw from each of them?

Work with your doc: You should discuss with your doctor on how to wean off the medications and if it is advisable to go off the medications, it depends on our dosage as to how long it will take to get off of the medications safely. ...Read more

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Celexa (citalopram) and risperidone. Are these two together help for GAD and tremors?

Yes.: Celexa (citalopram) helps with depression which is often associated with anxiety. GAD causes excessive anxiety and worry fatigue, irritability, restlessness, muscle tension, poor concentration and sleep disturbance which then causes depression. Sometimes minor tranquilizers work but when the anxiety reaches psychotic proportions, Risperdal and drugs in this class are used. ...Read more

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I took 20 mg of celexa (citalopram) two hours ago and now I'm anxious and dizzy. How can I get rid of this?

If this is the only: Possible cause, then you should visit your prescribing MD very soon, preferably before taking the next dose. There is a long list of side effects that this class of meds potentially produce, which you can research by just typing in "celexa side effects" into any search engine. But, beware of "Dr. Internet." Follow up with a professional. Meanwhile, take a long walk, to start. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydroxyzine pam (50 mg) and celexa (20 mg) at the same time? My friend was taking both medications at the same time and it caused him to behave very out of charecter. What are the side effects of these two medications? Is it safe for hi

Med Safety: They can be taken together although the Hydroxyzine is a sedating antihistamine and can cause some mood changes. Celexa (citalopram) is a different class known as the ssri anti-depressant family. If concerned, ultimately call your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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