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Is it bettet to take citalopram in the morning or at night?

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Dr. Paul Schwartz
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Morning

Most psychiatrists prescribe citalopram (and other ssri's like paroxetine, fluoxetine, s-citalopram, sertraline) in the morning, because ssri's can cause insomnia in many people.
However, in some individuals, ssri's can cause tiredness, fatigue, or sleepiness, in which case you could take the citalopram at bedtime.

In brief: Morning

Most psychiatrists prescribe citalopram (and other ssri's like paroxetine, fluoxetine, s-citalopram, sertraline) in the morning, because ssri's can cause insomnia in many people.
However, in some individuals, ssri's can cause tiredness, fatigue, or sleepiness, in which case you could take the citalopram at bedtime.
Dr. Paul Schwartz
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Dr. Divyansu Patel
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Either

Either is fine. If it is causing drowsiness or nausea then take it at night.
If it keep you up then morning.

In brief: Either

Either is fine. If it is causing drowsiness or nausea then take it at night.
If it keep you up then morning.
Dr. Divyansu Patel
Dr. Divyansu Patel
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: It doesn't matter

Most people take it in the evening because it may make you a little tired.
However, it is equally effective in combating depression regardless of the time you take it.

In brief: It doesn't matter

Most people take it in the evening because it may make you a little tired.
However, it is equally effective in combating depression regardless of the time you take it.
Dr. Horacio Capote
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