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My doctor took me off Prozac (fluoxetine) & is putting me on celexa. Is there any harsh side effects I should expect?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Celexa (citalopram)

Both are antidepressants of the ssri (selective serotonin reputable inhibitors) with similar side effect profiles.

In brief: Celexa (citalopram)

Both are antidepressants of the ssri (selective serotonin reputable inhibitors) with similar side effect profiles.
Dr. Steven Saunders
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Prozac/celexa

Similar, except Prozac (fluoxetine) has longer half life.

In brief: Prozac/celexa

Similar, except Prozac (fluoxetine) has longer half life.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Donald Haupt
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Easy change

Because Prozac (fluoxetine) has a 5 day half life, it should taper itself off while the Celexa is getting up to speed.
It isn't likely you'll have any harsh side effects from this transition. The two drugs have similar actions, but some people respond better to one than the other.

In brief: Easy change

Because Prozac (fluoxetine) has a 5 day half life, it should taper itself off while the Celexa is getting up to speed.
It isn't likely you'll have any harsh side effects from this transition. The two drugs have similar actions, but some people respond better to one than the other.
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