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

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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On 10mg of celexa (citalopram) now for almost 3weeks. If going up to 20mg will there be more or less side effects?

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On 10mg of celexa (citalopram) now for almost 3weeks. If going up to 20mg will there be more or less side effects?

Celexa (citalopram): Side effects are expected initially and ease up with time. Not likely to get more intense upping the dose after weeks of trearment. ...Read more

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When will celexa (citalopram) shocks go away? Tampered down from 20mg to 10mg to 5mg & now 5mg every other day. When should I stop the 5mg? To many side effects.

When will celexa (citalopram) shocks go away? Tampered down from 20mg to 10mg to 5mg & now 5mg every other day. When should I stop the 5mg? To many side effects.

Tapering Celexa (citalopram): I don't know how quickly you've been decreasing your Celexa (citalopram) dosage, but it sounds like your body doesn't like the schedule. Are you working with your physician on this? I suggest you speak with him or her, and go at this more gradually. The "shocks" could last for several weeks beyond stopping the celexa (citalopram). ...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

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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If you go from 10mg celexa (citalopram) to 20mg will side effects differ? Any experience with patients who say they feel worse on 10mg and better on 20mg?

If you go from 10mg celexa (citalopram) to 20mg will side effects differ? Any experience with patients who say they feel worse on 10mg and better on 20mg?

Celexa (citalopram): Everyone's brain and body processes meds differently, 10 and 20 mg are low doses of Celexa (citalopram) not to be worried about. If a lower dose works fine no need to increase it unless there are residual symptoms. ...Read more

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What are citalopram side effects?

Celexa (citalopram): Side effects of Celexa (citalopram) include erectile dysfunction, decrease in sex drive & ejaculation issues. Other common side effects are insomnia, sweating, shakiness, drowsiness & dry mouth. Loose bowel movement, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite & heartburn can also occur, as well as anxiety, fatigue, fever & muscle pain. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of citalopram?

Maybe none: Most tolerate it well. Most common are nausea, sedation, insomnia, sweating, tremor, diarrhea, or increased anxiety which are usually transient if they occur. Sexual side effects may be persistent, but are less common than with other ssri. Discuss any symptoms you think may be related with your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects on citalopram?

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What are the side effects on citalopram?

Citalopram (Celexa): Celexa (citalopram) side effects include restlessness, nausea, stomach upset, headaches, sweating, stiff muscles, shakes, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, cold/flu symptoms, decrease sex drive. Call your doctor if you have high fever, chest pains, seizures, rash, swollen face, suicidality. ...Read more

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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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Why did I develop side effects to citalopram?

Unclear question: It isn't clear from your question whether you are seeking the pharmacological reason for the side effects or just "Why me? " Please repost with that clarification. Also what the side effects were & whether the drug had any EFFECTS as well as side effects. Finally, what was the cause of your depression in the first place? In other words, "why you? " ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of citalopram?

Not too many.: Most common are:
agitation
irritability
sexual dysfunction
restlessness
mood swings
palpitations
difficulty sleeping
weight gain. ...Read more

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Could citalopram side effects start after 3 months?

Not likely: Usaully they occur soon after starting the meds. If your having problems get ack in to see your doc and let them know. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of citalopram medication?

SSRI side effects: Citalopram is an ssri antidepressant and shares the usual side-effects of ssris. These include queasy stomach (best to take with food), caffeine-like restlessness, decreased interest in sex and/or trouble reaching orgasm, dry mouth, headache, or restless legs. None of these are probable though. A refined version called escitalopram is newly available generically and has less side effects. ...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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Are one of the side effects from citalopram obsessive thoughts?

Celexa (citalopram): Celexa (citalopram) is used to treating ocd, but if you mean its causing racing thoughts and agitation then please rule out bipolar etc. ...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 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 do side effects take to ease when starting citalopram?

Citalopram?: Is a good medication for depression and anxiety, but it can take 4-6 weeks to show benefit, as far side effect goes it can start decreasing after the first two weeks and sometimes it may take longer. ...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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For what length of time do celexa (citalopram) side effects last?

Many possibilities: There are some side effects that are transient and some that last a while. The shorter acting side effects are often effects like nausea or diarrhea. The gastrointestinal system has a lot of serotonin receptors and it is impacted by the introduction of pharmacotherapy that activates those receptors. However, over time these gastrointestinal side effects subside. Some other side effects persist. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of long term use of celexa (citalopram)?

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Celexa (citalopram): I agree that Celexa (citalopram) is safe long-term, as long as regular checkups done to monitor blood work & mood changes. ...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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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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Can someone tell me how long will the side effects of citalopram last?

Celexa (citalopram): If the medication has been stopped completely usually a week or two till it washes out. ...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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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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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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Celexa (Definition)

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