13 doctors weighed in:
Can you get headaches and nausea from stopping celexa (citalopram)?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Laura Davies
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree
In brief: Yea
Withdrawal can be unpleasant and can last for several weeks, depending on how long you have been taking it.

In brief: Yea
Withdrawal can be unpleasant and can last for several weeks, depending on how long you have been taking it.
Dr. Laura Davies
Dr. Laura Davies
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Dr. Glen Elliott
The likelihood of this lessens if one tapes off the medication slowly, rather than stopping all at once.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
I agree with Dr Elliot. Wishing you'all the very best. Great collaboration.
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unusual
Headaches and nausea are often side effects of celexa (citalopram).
It is possible, but unusual, to experience this as a result of withdrawal.

In brief: Unusual
Headaches and nausea are often side effects of celexa (citalopram).
It is possible, but unusual, to experience this as a result of withdrawal.
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Not uncommon. Would always recommend weaning down prior to stopping.
And of course, it should be done under supervision of your physician. Sudden cessation can cause increased suicidally, agitation, withdrawal symptoms and even seizures.

In brief: Yes
Not uncommon. Would always recommend weaning down prior to stopping.
And of course, it should be done under supervision of your physician. Sudden cessation can cause increased suicidally, agitation, withdrawal symptoms and even seizures.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
In brief: Possibly
If you stop it abruptly, then you may experience serotonin withdrawal syndrome that may manifest itself with headaches and nausea, so if you do it, you should taper off of it slowly (1 to 2 weeks).

In brief: Possibly
If you stop it abruptly, then you may experience serotonin withdrawal syndrome that may manifest itself with headaches and nausea, so if you do it, you should taper off of it slowly (1 to 2 weeks).
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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