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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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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.
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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.
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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?
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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 9 days ago.
aurobindo citalopram
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Hi, I just switched to CVS and my Citalopram smells funny. I didn't like it from the start and now I am getting headaches. May I ask, is it Gluten free? It is a white oval pill with A on one side and 07 on the other. Please help... ## Hello, Linda! How are you? Many medications do have a funny smell, but some manufacturers use a coating to prevent people from smelling it. As to the gluten, Aurobindo does use corn starch in this tablet, so there is a chance that it may be contaminated with gluten, if the plant the processed the corn starch also does wheat products. Does gluten usually give you headaches? Citalopram is classified by the FDA as an SSRI antidepressant and they lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, weight changes a...
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Citalopram Hbr make you gain weight
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Can citalopram make you gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight ## Personally, I have not found citalopram to make me gain weight. I have been on it for about 4 years did not gain any weight when I started it, nor have I had trouble losing weight when I try ... when I can put the ice cream away, that is :) ## Citalopram is an SSRI antidepressant, so yes it can cause weight problems in some people, but as evidenced by Mariah, it doesn't happen to everyone. Learn more Citalopram details here. The best thing you can do if it's causing you these types of problems is to make sure to eat as healthy as possible and step up your exercise routine. Are there any other questions or comments? ## My personal experience was that Citalopram caused me to gain a bit of weight (11lbs) and...
Updated 23 days ago.
Citalopram Hbr 10mg
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My doctor has prescribed Citalopram hbr for me to take for hot flashes. Is this medication recommended for this use? ## No, it has not been approved for use to treat them, however, there are many doctors that do prescribe it for such. You can learn more about it here: Have you discussed your concerns with your doctor? ## helps me, I hv no problem it also helps back spams that I get. ## yes it does help with hot flushes i have been on citropan for 3 years now suffered with aniety,and panic attacks and im still suffering but its got easier i suffer with agaphobia to, i think the side affects have not helped me at all ## my 8 yr old son has adhd and takes 45 mg of concerta, his doctor just put him on citalopram hbr 10 mg. should i be concerned? i dont know what to think about this move... ...
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pill look upwhite oblong with score on one side ip and 54
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A white oblong pill with a score on one side on one side of the score there is IP on the other side is the number 54 what is this please ## Hello, blulamp! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by Amneal Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 40mgs of Citalopram. The FDA classifies Citalopram as an SSRI antidepressant. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
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citalopram 20 mg mfg amneal gluten free
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Is citalopram mfg by amneal gluten free?Betty ## Hello, Betty! How are you? What are the markings on the tablets? Sometimes the manufacturer listed by the pharmacy is just a licensed distributor, so I need this additional information to ensure that I provide you with the correct information. Citalopram is classified by the FDA as an SSRI antidepressant and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, weight changes and mood swings.
Updated 26 days ago.
Worried about taking citalopram
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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 ...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Solution: 10mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 60mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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