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What are the effects of taking more than the prescribed amount of citalopram?
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on amount
Taking more or less of a prescription medicatoin than the doctor has ordered is rarely if ever a good idea.
Accidental missed or double doses do occur, though. With citalopram, a single double dose probably will have no noticeable effect. Very high doses of this and other ssris can cause "serotonin syndrome, " however, which includes restlessness, elevated bp, and fever and can be fatal.

In brief: Depends on amount
Taking more or less of a prescription medicatoin than the doctor has ordered is rarely if ever a good idea.
Accidental missed or double doses do occur, though. With citalopram, a single double dose probably will have no noticeable effect. Very high doses of this and other ssris can cause "serotonin syndrome, " however, which includes restlessness, elevated bp, and fever and can be fatal.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Celexa (citalopram)
The fda recently issued warning regarding daily doses in excess of 40mg.
Due to toxicity.

In brief: Celexa (citalopram)
The fda recently issued warning regarding daily doses in excess of 40mg.
Due to toxicity.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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