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I've been on citalopram 20mg for 4 months and feeling fine now. When is a good time to start tapering off, and evaluate if the meds are still needed?

I've been on citalopram 20mg for 4 months and feeling fine now. When is a good time to start tapering off, and evaluate if the meds are still needed?

Talk to doctor: Discuss with prescribing provider if this is the right time to taper and stop citalopram. Four months on citalopram is not a long time, but everyone is different. Good luck. ...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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When is the recommended time of the day to take citalopram?

When is the recommended time of the day to take citalopram?

Celexa (citalopram): That depends on your doctor's preference. Some do well taking it in the morning with food, some take it with dinner, & some divide the daily dose to twice a day. ...Read more

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Can I take celexa (citalopram) and prolsic at the same time?

Can I take celexa (citalopram) and prolsic at the same time?

No: Talk to your doctor before using citalopram together with omeprazole. Combining these medications may increase the blood levels of citalopram and increase the risk of certain side effects, including an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious or life-threatening. ...Read more

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Do you have to take Celexa (citalopram) the same time everyday? I take 10mg everyday.

Margin of error: You should try to take it the same time every day - as it is a good routine to get into and you're more likely to remember then (like brushing your teeth). However, there's a margin of error on these types of things. .. A few hours in either direction won't make a difference. Hope that helps! ...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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Will b starting celexa (citalopram) again for the 3rd time in my life over the last 2 years. Starting on 10mg. Best to take at night or morning? And how late?

Celexa (citalopram): Celexa (citalopram) can be taken in the morning or evening, depending on what your response to it is. You have this information from your previous experience. The most important thing might be to take it at the time of day (or night) you're most likely to remember to take it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you take microgynon 30 and citalopram at the same time?

Yes: Microgynon is a birth control pill and the citalopram should not interact with it, or decrease the birth control effects. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 30mg of codeine and 20mg citalopram at the same time?

Run this by your MD: First. There are some warnings about combining Celexa and pain relievers, so be careful and find out for sure first. Here's a lay resource:

http://www. Drugs. Com/citalopram.html ...Read more

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I take celexa (citalopram) and have night time erections, should I be concerned?

I take celexa (citalopram) and have night time erections, should I be concerned?

Nocturnal erections.: Night time erections are common and normal during dreamy state of sleep (REM sleep). No need to be concerned. ...Read more

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Been prescribed citalopram alongside flupentixol. Are these ok to take together? Should I space out the time I take them?

Been prescribed citalopram alongside flupentixol. Are these ok to take together? Should I space out the time I take them?

OK: It is always best to ask your Doctor as he should know your full medical history and would not prescribe it if there were contra indications. This combination is not unusual, Citalopram for depression/anxiety, Flupentizol for Psychosis. Anytime you add a medication to another there could be more side effects, so you may want to take them at different times until you see how your body/mind reacts ...Read more

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I have been constantly hot for a long time now, so I looked it up on the internet and found the cause, which is citalopram. What can I take as an alternative?

I have been constantly hot for a long time now, so I looked it up on the internet and found the cause, which is citalopram. What can I take as an alternative?

See your Doctor: Citalopram and other drugs in its class may cause flushing and combining it with other medications may increase the problem. Talk with your pharmacist to help resolve any drug-drug interactions. Its also important to see your physician for evaluation to rule out other causes of this problem, and then modification of your treatment accordingly. ...Read more

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Can I take quetiapine and citalopram at the same time?

Can I take quetiapine and citalopram at the same time?

Yes: These two drugs are often prescribed together, and they are safe if taken at the same time. Be sure you are taking the correct doses, as prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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Can I take Venlafaxine and citalopram at the same time?

No: These have a very seriously risky interaction related to the QT interval. It's too complex to describe here - but it's dangerous. Here's a link or you can Google it yourself. Don't take chances.
http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=679-0, 2296-0
Your health is too important to mess around w/ this. Best! ...Read more

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Can I take citalopram and antihistamine at the same time?

Can I take citalopram and antihistamine at the same time?

"Can I": "I" is the catch in your question. I can't give advice to you in particular.


The answer depends on your other known conditions and the Celexa dose. For an otherwise healthy person, 30mg daily of Celexa or less plus an antihistamine at standard dose carries a low risk for heart problems. Discuss with your doctor and the pharmacist dispensing the Celexa before going forward with the combo. ...Read more

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Can I take citalopram and antihistamine at the same time?

Can I take citalopram and antihistamine at the same time?

Probably: This combination is usually safe, but individual factors may influence this. Consult your doctor to deal with your specific circumstances. ...Read more

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Could a person who isn't depressed take a medication like celexa (citalopram) to feel good?

Depends: All ssri's, including citalopram (celexa), have subtle effects on cognitive function that a person may or may not notice. They reduce obsessive thinking, for example, and they also seem to reduce emotional sensitivity to some extent. Someone who is very sensitive to the criticism of others, or someone who obsesses with worry, may feel better on celexa, even if they are not depressed. ...Read more

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I'm taking celexa (citalopram) (which is helping with stress & nerves) but feel tired and unhappy like most of the time what can I take for energy?

I'm taking celexa (citalopram) (which is helping with stress & nerves) but feel tired and unhappy like most of the time what can I take for energy?

Multivits: Exercise, prayer, meditation, psychotherapy with CBT, regular diet with lots of fresh fruits vegetables, poultry, fish and meat-I think you will benefit form psychotherapy and counseling. ...Read more

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I am on 40mg of citalopram a day is it ok for me to take 500mg flucloxacillin three times daily. I didn't want to tell my dentist I was on citalopram.

I am on 40mg of citalopram a day is it ok for me to take 500mg flucloxacillin three times daily. I didn't want to tell my dentist I was on citalopram.

OK to Take together: You should always tell your dentist or any medical professional every medication you are taking. Dentists do not share information like that with anyone and need to know what you are taking to be sure that they do not give you something that can hurt you. Also, dentists inject medications into your body that can have a much faster reaction than a pill - we need to know! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) while taking 20 mg citalopram? Would not be taking them at the same time.

Is it okay to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) while taking 20 mg citalopram? Would not be taking them at the same time.

Yes: As long as you are not taking more than 3g (3, 000mg) of Tylenol (acetaminophen) a day, you should be fine with taking it at the same time as citalopram. The concern is for liver damage, which is why I would not suggest more than 3g Tylenol (acetaminophen) daily or for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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I feel drowsy all the time. How can I keep myself motivated and awake during the day. I take a antidepressant Celexa (citalopram) 40MG?

I feel drowsy all the time. How can I keep myself motivated and awake during the day. I take a antidepressant Celexa (citalopram) 40MG?

Diet change: Changing your diet can help. Reduce or eliminate sugary drinks and caffeine since they can have a roller coaster effect on your energy level. Don't skip meals. Try to get good sound sleep since you can feel tired if you don't get good sleep. Exercise can also boot your energy levels. Eating apples can boost your energy. ...Read more

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Taken Citalopram for 2 weeks now (20mg.) Feeling good. Read about anaphylactic reaction side effect? So scared to take them now. How common is this?

Taken Citalopram for 2 weeks now (20mg.) Feeling good. Read about anaphylactic reaction side effect? So scared to take them now. How common is this?

Anaphylaxia: In my experience, I have never encountered an anaphylactic reaction to Citalopram. Also, usually such a reaction, to any agent or medication, entails previous sensitization to it, and usually occurs after the first contact with the allergen. You have been taking it for two weeks, ...Read more

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I take 20MG Celexa (citalopram) around bedtime and I just got 50MG trazodone for insomnia. Is it alright if I take them both at the same time at bedtime?

Medication effects: Using Celexa (citalopram) with Trazodone can increase the risk of a rare but serious Serotonin Syndrome- confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure; and
increased risk of rare irregular heart rhythm that may be serious and potentially life-threatening.

See your Psychiatrist to discuss medication interaction, benefits and side effects; or go to ER for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take celexa (citalopram) and phentermine at the same time?

Thanks for asking!: Phentermine is a stimulant used as a weight loss supplement. There are no known drug interactions with celexa, (citalopram) an ssri antidepressant; however, it would be better to find safer, healthier ways to lose weight including eating less portions of fats & starches, consuming more fruits and veggies and engaging in regular exercise. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamin D3 2000 at night when I take my celexa (citalopram) at night at dinner time? Celexa (citalopram) is 10mg but starting 20mg.

Usually Fine: There is no direct interaction between vitamin d and celexa. Whether someone develops any sedation or activation from Celexa or any ssri varies person to person. I recommend trying any new psychiatric medication at 1/2 of the lowest dose midday on a saturday to assess response. The person will discover if s/he would better tolerate taking the med in am or pm. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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