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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

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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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How long will the harsh side effects of celexa (citalopram) persist?

How long will the harsh side effects of celexa (citalopram) persist?

Usually not harsh: Celexa (citalopram) was the best selling antidepressant in europe because it had the fewest. Side effects--the few u may notice will likely be gone in a couple weeks with the exception of sexual side effects. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Side effects of celexa (citalopram) (20 mg)?

Side effects of celexa (citalopram) (20 mg)?

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

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Can the side effects of celexa (citalopram) go away with time?

Can the side effects of celexa (citalopram) go away with time?

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

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What are the side effects of celexa (citalopram) for teenagers?

What are the side effects of celexa (citalopram) for teenagers?

Celexa (citalopram): Common ones are nausea, headaches, dry mouth, insomnia, vivid dreams, sweating, diarrhea, & black box warning re. Suicide risk. ...Read more

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How long will the harsh side effects of celexa (citalopram) persist?

Usually not harsh: Celexa (citalopram) was the best selling antidepressant in europe because it had the fewest. Side effects--the few u may notice will likely be gone in a couple weeks with the exception of sexual side effects. ...Read more

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For what length of time do the harsh side effects of celexa (citalopram) persist?

Weeks: The nausea and diarrhea often seen generally fade away in about 2 weeks. Overall when Celexa is compared with prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) and zoloft the winner is celexa. Fewer specific side effects, less interaction with other medications. ...Read more

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How long will I feel side effects from celexa (citalopram) after I start taking it?

How long will I feel side effects from celexa (citalopram) after I start taking it?

Usually 1 wk: Side effects of Celexa (citalopram) may last several days to a week or 2, before they dissipate. If you continue to experience adverse effects, speak with your physician about lowering the dose or switching to an alternate med. ...Read more

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Could you potentially have no side effects from celexa (citalopram) until years later?

Could you potentially have no side effects from celexa (citalopram) until years later?

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

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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

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What are side effects of celexa (citalopram) withdrawal?

Celexa (citalopram): Under supervision and correctly done usually no withdrawal side effects. ...Read more

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Which ssri has the LEAST side effects besides celexa (citalopram)?

WELLBUTRIN (bupropion): While not exactlly an SSRI, Wellburin, Buproprion is an anti depressant which also helps with compulsive behavior. Unlike most SSRI's it causes weight loss, not weight gain. ...Read more

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What are the differences in side effects between celexa and lexapro (escitalopram)?

What are the differences in side effects between celexa and lexapro (escitalopram)?

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

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What side effects does celexa taken with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) have on bipolar patients?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Please call your doctor and be seen. You need a pregnancy test. You need to be seen first. Other therapies that can be very helpful include acupuncture and Chinese medicine and homeoapthy. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of taking celexa (citalopram)?

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Celexa (citalopram): Common ones are headaches, nausea, upset stomach, loose stools, insomnia, anxiety, most of which are temporary & dose-related. ...Read more

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What are the common side-effects of discontinuing celexa (citalopram)?

Ssri withdrawal: You may experience headache, dizziness, tremor, worsening of depression, anxiety aggresiveness, insomnia to name a few. It is wise to never abruptly stop medications like Celexa (citalopram) they have to be slowly decresed and monitored. ...Read more

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Why would someone have less side effects on 20mg celexa (citalopram) and more on 10mg?

Metabolism: Whenever ssri medications are first started it can happen that for a short while you may feel worse as the chemicals in your body are affected. Once your body has overcome the initial period, medications are then titrated to your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take to stop the anxiety side effects from citalopram (celexa)?

Is there anything I can take to stop the anxiety side effects from citalopram (celexa)?

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

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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.

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.

If your problem is: Seasonal effective disorder then you are likely to have better results with a medication like wellbutrin (bupropion). Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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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

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What side effects are commonly associated with celexa (citalopram) for 14 yr olds?

Same as adults: The first few days to a week tend to be mild sedation, nausea, and headache (though they may not have any of these). Reduced libido, mild weight gain, and more vivid dreaming tend to be chronic with Celexa (citalopram) or any ssri treatment. ...Read more

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Are there side effects come from quitting citalopram (celexa) cold turkey?

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

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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

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Can celexa (citalopram) show side effects after 3 days?

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

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Will celexa (citalopram) side effects go away some eventually?

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

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For what length of time do citalopram (celexa) side effects last?

Celexa (citalopram): After stopping celexa, (citalopram) the side effects can last 1 or 2 weeks approx. ...Read more

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Celexa (Definition)

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