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Can u just stop taking drug celexa (citalopram) 1 day, after being on reg daily dose 10months, would that even be healthy?If must stop med, sugg how? Makin appt lt

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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Talk to your doctor

If you are going to stop Celexa (citalopram) you should be closely monitored to make sure your symptoms of depression don't return.
Depending on the dose you are on, you may need to be weaned off the medicine. Your doctor can help with this.

In brief: Talk to your doctor

If you are going to stop Celexa (citalopram) you should be closely monitored to make sure your symptoms of depression don't return.
Depending on the dose you are on, you may need to be weaned off the medicine. Your doctor can help with this.
Dr. Swati Avashia
Dr. Swati Avashia
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Taper

It would be better to taper the dose unless you are changing from one ssri to another. But yes, it is safe to just stop it.
The worse that can happen is take you may have a ssri discontinuation syndrome and feel like you have the flu for a few days.

In brief: Taper

It would be better to taper the dose unless you are changing from one ssri to another. But yes, it is safe to just stop it.
The worse that can happen is take you may have a ssri discontinuation syndrome and feel like you have the flu for a few days.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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