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Side Effects Of Celexa
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
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
I take celexa (citalopram) (4 months, 20mg) for anxiety. But the nauseousness and the fear of getting sick is debilitating. Anyway to get rid of the nausea?
Celexa (citalopram): Celexa (citalopram) can cause nausea as a side effect, and anxiety can also. If you've been on calexa for 4 months and the nausea has not dissipated, it's unlikely to do so at your current dose. Please tell your prescribing physician that this is happening. A dose adjustment or change in medication may be needed. ...Read more
I'm on levaquin and inhaled steroids. I got thrush. I have an prescription for nystatin and diflucan. I'm afraid to take the pill because I'm on celexa and dulera (formoterol and mometasone) and saw cardiac side effects. Would you take it?
Celexa (citalopram): Generally very well tolerated, side effects may include constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; increased sweating; light-headedness when you stand or sit up; loss of appetite; nausea; stuffy nose; tiredness; weakness; yawning. ...Read more
Usually: Generally, you will see a decrease in side effects in 2-4 weeks of taking the medication but if the side effect is very bothersome or does not improve, tell your md right away - there are many medication options (or a lower dose) and it might take more than one try to find the right one for you that helps and does not cause side-effects that are intolerable. ...Read more
Yes: You can develop side-effects from any medication whether taken a long time or for a few days. Some are bothersome enough to stop the medication or change to another while others can be mild and not a problem. Talk to your prescriber and explain what you are experiencing. You may also respond well with a lower dose if the Celexa (citalopram) is still helping. ...Read more
Can you explain if it's possible to get side effects from celexa (citalopram) after taking it for a few years?
Unlikely: Citalopram (Celexa) is an SSRI approved for major depressive disorder. Like all SSRIs, side effects usually show up early, with stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea and sexual side effects being the most common. Citalopram has a warning from the FDA that the maximum dose is now 40 mg daily, and higher doses can cause cardiac rhythm problems. ...Read more
Celexa (citalopram): Under supervision and correctly done usually no withdrawal side effects. ...Read more
They are siblings: Citalopram or Celexa is an antidepressant that works on increasing serotonin in the brain synapses. Citalopram has both left and right handed molecules as most compounds do. Escitalopram or Lexapro iis made of only one half of the molecules seen with citalopram. And so is thought to perhaps cause fewer side effects. This is why 10mg of escitalopram is equivalent to 20mg of citalopram. ...Read more
What side effects does celexa taken with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) have on bipolar patients?
Depends: There is no one answer. To respond to this question, I would need to know your medical and psychiatric status, your medical history, and why these medications were chosen for you. I suggest you talk to the doctor who prescribed the medications to get a better answer than I could provide without the above information. ...Read more
I had a "period" for two days then it stopped, I'm having huge headaches, crying for no reason. Could it be side effects of celexa (citalopram)? Or pregnancy?
Celexa (citalopram): Sometimes anxiety may increase when you first start an SSRI- but this usually will resolve in time. Some doctors may add in a temporary benzodiazapine or Buspar (buspirone) to deal with that. Acupuncture, meditation, Yoga, exercise & Progressive muscle relaxation can help. Take care. ...Read more
Recommendations for antidepressant with fewest side effects? Celexa (citalopram) no affect on me when I tried it a few years ago. S.A.D. Is an issue for me.
Will there be any side effects if I up celexa (citalopram) like my dr says I have been on 20mg for 2 years he wants me on 40mg but scared there will be side effect?
Can not predict that: But, one thing that may help to reassure you -is that this a trial at a higher dose of medication. If you had significant side effects- you would let the psychiatrist/ medical provider know. Your input is used to help optomize your medication managment. ...Read more
Can be: There can be withdrawal effects but not everybody gets them. They are usually insomnia, nausea, loss of appetite, flu like symptoms, bouncy eyes, electric shock like sensations, irritability and the symptoms can last up to two weeks, possibly longer although they usually only last about a week. ...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
Yes: Unfortunately the side effects are usually at their worst in the first week, and will get better with time. Talk to your doctor about strategies to deal with the particular side effects you are having. ...Read more
Most likely: Most of the initial side effects are related to GI discomfort and fatigue. Sexual side effects that occur on men typically resolve with time. However, sexual side effects in women tend not to go away over time. ...Read more