Citalopram Hbr Weith Gain

Tyler Says:

I want to know what percent of people gain weight while on Citalopram

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Verwon Says:

Citalopram, the active ingredient in Celexa is an SSRI antidepressant.

The amount of people that gained weight, while using it, is measure at right around 1%.

Other side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness and dry mouth.

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adhele smith Says:

are all citaloppram tablets different as i canot find mine which are white with du on one side and a groove on the back i also have them white with no numbers on with a groove on the back and front i have checked them on the internet and the are all pink and oval with numbers on or are mine just a cheap form

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KLG Says:

I have read that the number is closer to 25%-but I believe it is even higher. I gained 60 pounds while on 20mg of Citalopram for 1 year and 4 months. I was a physically fit ballet dancer when I started. I was at the lowest healthy weight for my height. After taking Citalopram I am now overweight and the weight is extremely difficult to lose. I did not increase my food intake. It did not make me crave carbs nor increase my appetite. Citalopram ruined my body. Of course the manufacturer won't admit that their drug causes weight gain--it would make their sales drop. Instead, they perpetuate the myth that it is the user's fault. Their clinical studies were based on the short term and did nothing to address weight gain caused by long term use. I never had difficulty maintaining my weight before using this"medication". I wish I could sue the manufacturer from robbing me of my physique and physical strength. It was not worth it.

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towmator Says:

I have also gained alot of weight and dont feel like doing anything I am very forgetful ... I work out count calories as well and feel this product has ruined my body ... what have u done ? did u stop taking it and change to something else? has that med helped ?? if so

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duinemol Says:

I have experienced alot of forgetfullness lately. I also cant remember where I put things. Is this normal? Also , some weight gain.

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Sarah Says:

I have been on Celexa (which is the same drug) for almost a year and have gained 30 pounds. Just got the word from my Doc today that I can start tapering off - yay!!! Really hoping this weight just drops off, exercising daily and eating very well hasn't been doing me any good

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P Badenhorst Says:

I used Cilift for 6months and I gained 12kg's in weight and I do not eat exessively!!
I stopped using it now but do not know if I will lose the weight again.I am very depressed and it is ruining my life!!!!

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eve Says:

I have gained 2 stone in 3 years not sure if it is citropan or menapause as i was put on the medication for menopause.

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joy isaac Says:

does a person gain weight on s citalapram

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Brian Says:

Agreed .... I have the same problem for the 1st time ever.

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Taz Says:

I have been on Citalopram 20mgdaily for going throught the change, i have gained 2 stone in 18 months and find this very hard to loose, i am now going to reduce this so i can stop taking it.

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janice Says:

Is 20mg of lexapro equivalent to 20 mg of citalopram

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Purity control Says:

15 months; noticeable weightgain and lethargy; never had weight problems before in my life.

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KEM Says:

I also have gained so much weight!! and it is nearly impossible to get rid of - am so frustrated. I take it before I go to bed and have been taking 10mg instead of the usual 20mg so I can ease off of it.. Has anyone found a difference when off of it?

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