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Ok, 1 more ?...Would there be any reason that u shouldn't should stop taking celexa (citalopram) suddenly one day after taking 4 10months?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Stopping celexa (citalopram)

Whether you would have symptoms on suddenly stopping is most related to the dose you are taking.
If you are taking the standard low dose, 10 mg, most people are able to stop abruptly without significant side effects. Some people take higher doses, 20-40 mg, and abrupt stopping may cause some jitteriness or feeling peculiar, but will pass. To avoid this, cut the dose in half for 7 days, then stop.

In brief: Stopping celexa (citalopram)

Whether you would have symptoms on suddenly stopping is most related to the dose you are taking.
If you are taking the standard low dose, 10 mg, most people are able to stop abruptly without significant side effects. Some people take higher doses, 20-40 mg, and abrupt stopping may cause some jitteriness or feeling peculiar, but will pass. To avoid this, cut the dose in half for 7 days, then stop.
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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology

In brief: Yes: withdrawal

Abruptly stopping Celexa may result in any number of effects like irritability, anxiety, confusion, fatigue, dizziness, and headaches.
Because you’ve been on it for 10 months, some withdrawal is likely, although how bad it is differs from person to person. Dose reduction should be very gradual - over several weeks - but not outside the supervision of the prescribing doc or your PCP.

In brief: Yes: withdrawal

Abruptly stopping Celexa may result in any number of effects like irritability, anxiety, confusion, fatigue, dizziness, and headaches.
Because you’ve been on it for 10 months, some withdrawal is likely, although how bad it is differs from person to person. Dose reduction should be very gradual - over several weeks - but not outside the supervision of the prescribing doc or your PCP.
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