Category: Antidepressant

Citalopram Overview

Citalopram (/stælpræm/ or /satælpræm/; brand names: Celexa, Cipramil) is an antidepressant drug of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It has U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to treat major depression,[1] which it received in 1998,[2] and is prescribed off-label for other conditions. In Australia, the UK, Germany, Portugal, Poland, and most European countries, it is licensed for depressive episodes and panic disorder with or without agoraphob...

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Starting back on Citalopram, support needed
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Hi :) I took 20 mg. of citalopram from 2006 until this past fall of 2014, for lingering postpartum/anxiety/insomnia. The drug worked wonders for me and I was afraid to come off of it until last year. Insomnia is something I'm terrified of, due to my experience with it. We had a difficult winter, I am a single mom, who does not love her work (I work part time cleaning houses in order to keep a flexible schedule for my daughter) but it has it's pros and I don't know what else interests me for work at the moment. Then I had a month of very stressful circumstances, one after another, which resulted in some anxiety/adrenalin/chest pain (ekg ruled out any problems). My doctor suggested I go back on citalopram and asked if I had a problem with it. I'd been feeling down as well ...
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Citalopram Manufacturer Change
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Mail order changed my citalopram manufacturer from Amneal to Aurobindo. Have noticed side effect after the change. Should this be happening? Anyone els have this issue with manufacturer change? ## JC - I haven't been taking this med, but i wanted to share with you that it IS in fact possible to experience different effects between generic manufacturers. Even though ratios of active ingredients are supposed to be the same, the inert (inactive) ingredients are allowed to differ by a certain margin. Not to mention different manufacturing standards / facilities / etc. Sometimes if you mention this to your doctor or pharmacist, they can try to obtain the product from the other manufacturer, but this does not always work - it's all about supply chain and sometimes a specific manufactu...
Updated 18 days ago.
Football, orange, 20, 1010
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Football shaped pill, orange, 20, 1010 ## Can you tell me what my daughter was given when she went to emerg when she was because she thought she had bugs crawling in her body She was only 28 when she died. ## So sorry for your loss this pill is an antidepressant called Citalopram hydrobromide. 1010 20 oval orange If in fact she was suffering like you say at ER of this delusion of bugs inside her.. this antidepressant medicine should have never been given to stop acute delusions. Sounds like she needed immediate relief and an antipsychotic or anti anxiety medicine for acute issues should have been given. sue ass off the ER. ## @ michele lanteigne I too am so very sorry for your loss. I can confirm that the pill in question is indeed Citalopram hydrobromide (20 mg); which belongs to the d...
Updated 26 days ago.
Are My Citalopram (Celexa) Withdrawal Symptoms Normal?
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Hi, I have been on 20mg of Citalopram (Celexa) for a year and starting to come off them. I was taking 2 x 10 mg tablets a day. So I started by alternating 2x10mg one day followed by 1x10mg the next day and alternating for a few weeks. Well that was the plan, but I felt no side effects after 3 days so figured I could go down to 10mg a day. I was on 10mg a day for about 3 days and had no withdrawal symptoms, so again figured I had this tapering stuff sorted and then decided to go to 10mg every other day. Then it hit me, I felt like I had the flu... which is my main question, people talk about side effect symptoms like brain zaps and nausea, I havent had any of those. But I feel achy and lethargic and cannot sleep. But also have a really bad cough. I have never seen anyone mention a cough wit
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starting citalopram after sertraline
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was on sertraline 25mg for 2 weeks with dreadful side effects. Changed to Citalopram 3 days ago. Very tired, headache, always aware of heart beat banging and feel nausous. Is this normal and when will i feel better.
Updated 1 month ago.
sulfa drugs allergy
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Is citalopram a sulfa drug? I just started this, and I'm starting to feel the tingling and burning in my hands. I'm allergic to sulfa. ## Hello, Bob! How are you? No, this is not a sulfonamide. Citalopram is classified by the FDA as an SSRI antidepressant. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache and weight gain. However, it is known that if you're allergic to one medication, there is a definite risk that you will also be allergic to others. Did you experience any other adverse effects?
Updated 2 months ago.
citalopram for insomnia
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For about 3 to 4 weeks now I have been having trouble sleeping. I wake in the middle of the night and my mind starts going and I have terrible trouble shutting back down. My mind says, "what time is it? I need to get back to sleep", "I have to work in the morning" and on and on. Consumed with the thought of sleep I sometimes fail to go back to sleep. sometimes I do but it takes 2 hours. I have had this issue since I was a child but it only manifests itself every 6 months to a year or maybe even less. But lately its been, like I said, a couple of months with this. So I became desperate for relief. I went to my GP and she prescribed citalopram. Her diagnosis was anxiety. I suppose waking in the middle of the night and having a racing mind is a sort of anxiety thing. Unders...
Updated 2 months ago.
Right dose of citalopram
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8 weeks ago my mom was given 10mg citalopram for anxiety. she did not feel any side effect in the first week but afterwards starting having insomnia, upset stomach, tremor, agitation, etc. The psychiatrist increased teh dose to 20 mg daily but this did not solve anything. Today, in the 8th week she could not sleep at all in the night (she felt fresh when going sleeping even she was working the whole day) and in the morning she is feeling needles in the whole body, she is shaking + many other bad feelings. Can be that the dose is too high for her age (74 years old)?. I am afraid not to be the symptoms of a high level of serotonin.
Updated 2 months ago.
Stop taking citalopram?
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My son has been taking 20 mg citalopram for a few years and started with anxiety and depression issues a week ago and the doctor added 10 mg to add to his 20 on Tuesday. He seemed fine and on Saturday he said that he felt weird. I don't know whether to stop it and if so how do you stop the 10 mg? Please advise. ## Hello, Joan! How is your son doing? He might be experiencing side effects, which would be normal, if his dose has been raised. What types of symptoms is he experiencing? The FDA classifies this medication as an SSRI and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain.
Updated 2 months ago.
18 years old, 3 weeks into citalopram 20mg
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Hello, I have been having episodes of what my GP said were anxiety attacks, which I thought was weird in itself since I had no major incidences in my life that may have triggered it. Anyway I have been on citalopram for 3 weeks now and I feel emotionally limited, scared to sleep, lack of appetite, low libido and generally scared of life. I really do not like them. Should I stop taking them and is this normal?
Updated 2 months ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Solution: 10mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 60mg
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