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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 (FDA) 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 licenced for depressive episodes and panic disorder with or without agora...

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camber pharmaceutical
husband uses citalopram 20mg once daily from torrent pharama, was changed at Target to Camber pharma with adverse reactions. Been taking for years. Forgot he had them, should have thrown them out, started taking the Camber again, bad reactions again, ie. bad thoughts, lousy interactions with other people. It is as if there was no drug in them at all. Although he did not get the "nerve tingles" that come with going off the drugs. Any ideas? ## There can be slight fluctuations in the amount of the active ingredient between one generic and the other, so that might be what caused these issues. The one from Camber may be slightly lower than the other. Usually, the differences are very slight and your body will adjust in a week or so. The best thing to do would be to get rid of them, ...
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Citalopram helped me when I needed it but now I'm free
I have been on 20mg for 3.5 years. At the time I needed it. I was uncontrollable with tears, attended counselling, but feared for myself because the counselling wasn't helping quick enough. It helped me to think clearly, walk through the rat race with my head up and made it easier for my partner to stay living in close proximity of me! I then became complacent, I tried to come off them once after about 2 years, with terrible results. My experience of citalopram: Tired all the time- started taking them b4 bed which helped with the afternoon sleepier but still meant that for 3 years I have been falling asleep where ever I am at the point I am ready (or not ready as the case may be) this could be at parties, during intercourse, watching tv, pretty much anywhere! No libido at all. I cou...
Updated 8 days ago.
Citalopram generic manufacturerd
I have been on dr reddys citalopram 5 mg for about 7 Years and have had no side effects except a bit of weight gain. Dr reddys citalopram has been discontinued and can no longer get it. I have tried generic caraco and that had bad side effects with diarrhea and burning mouth. I am now on camber. Been on for about 2 weeks. Started with a 2.5 mg and now up to 5mgs. I'm very sensitive. This change could not have happened at a worse time as there is an illness in the family and need to be strong. I feel anxious. I don't know if my mind is making me feel different or the pill change? Any thoughts? Don't know if the generics consistency is the same. Dr reddys pill and camber are different sizes camber being larger. Any thoughts? ## Hello, Marie! How are you doing? The inactive ing...
Updated 11 days ago.
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Citalopram Manufacturer Change
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 12 days ago.
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it is a small white capsule. citalopram hydrobromide ## You didn't provide enough information for me to verify what this is, but if you are certain is Citalopram, then it is an antidepressant, a generic for Celexa. ## sorry it is citalopram and it is giving me all side effects, almost everyone. ## I have a sleeping disorder whereby my conscious state fights going to sleep but once I'm asleep my sleep state fights waking up. As a result I am awake most of the night and asleep most of the day. My Dr syas it is depression and wants to put me on Cilift but I read that Cilift actually can cause sleep disorders. Please advise? How long does it take for Cilift to actually start helping in general? ## Is Cilift addictive. My Dr has just told me to take it for a period of 6 months for so...
Updated 24 days ago.
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cilift side effects and Obesan X useing daily
I would just like to know can these be takeing together? one cilift and one obesan x cause on Friday night I was really sick and I only drank one cider? Could it have been the cider with the tablets or was it the 2 tablets takeing together. ## Hello, Sonja! How are you? I don't know about the Obesan-X, since it's not an actual medication. However, you really shouldn't drink while taking the Cilift, it contains Citalopram and taking it with alcohol could definitely have made you sick, because that will worsen the side effects from it. You may also experience more severe dizziness and drowsiness. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 30 days ago.
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difference between citalopram&ic citalopram hbr
I got prescribed IC citalopram hbr 20 mg and my bf just got prescribed citalopram no IC or hbr? what is the difference? ## I wants to know what is the difference between s-citalopram and citalopramhbr? I have been taking nexito-20mg for last 7years.But I am not 100% satisfied with the results.Hence I wants to know if I will shift to citalopram-hbr will it be more helpful for me?because Citalopram-gbr has doubled of s-citalopram as far as highest dose is concerned.i.e-up to 40mg. ## There is no difference, other than in how that particular pharmacy or manufacturer is describing their medication. They are the same thing and treat the same things. Citalopram is a generic for Celexa, this is an antidepressant. Common side effects may include: nausea, headache, dizziness and dry mouth. You c...
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Worried about taking citalopram
Hi I'm Chantelle my GP today prescribed citalopram 10mg for my anxiety/depression, after reading things from other users of this product I'm scared of taking it because the most common cause feeling sick is one of my biggest fears, with actually being sick, and I don't know whether to to take it! :( would I be better taking it before bed so I won't feel any symptoms, thanks ## Hi Chantelle, While I don't have any personal experience with citalopram, I do think it's important to understand that medications can and usually do effect everyone differently, whereas some people get great results, but there are others that it inevitably just doesn't work for no matter how many they take. Unfortunately when it comes to prescription drugs, the only way to find out is ...
Updated 1 month ago.
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citalopram 20 mg tab int
is citalopram int the same as citalopram hbr ## Hello, Joann! How are you? Yes, they are the same. This medication is an SSRI antidepressant. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 month ago.
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I started taking Citalopram about a year and 1/2 ago, since then I have gained 10 pounds. I exercise regularly and nothing I do seems to take any weight off, I cannot afford to go out and buy an new wardrobe, as it is I have only 1 pair of pants I can do up with a struggle. I hardly eat anything and have never in my life been overweight until now, which makes me want to commit suicide! I am going to stop taking it as of today.
Updated 2 months ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

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