Citalopram Hbr Tabs 20mg

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they are replacing my lexapro 10mg for this

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Maxine Borcuk Says:

Why are they changing my Lexapro l0mg. to citalopram hbr 20 mgs. what does citalpram used for.

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lee anderson Says:

What does the Hbr mean?

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Verwon Says:

Citalopram is also an antidepressant, a generic for Celexa.

HBR just designated the type of drug salt.

Some of the most common side effects include: drowsiness, nausea, dry mouth and sweating.

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Citalopram/­

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Debra Beahm Says:

They just replaced my Lexapro 10 milg, to the same drug Citalopram 20 mills. They told me it was the generic to Lexapro. Wrong!! I took this med, and the next day felt like a zombie. Nothing like Lexapro, and I won't take it again. Now my doc has to fight to put me back on my Lexapro. I feel this is rediculous to just change someones meds, saying its a generic, and having these horrible effects.

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Debra Beahm Says:

Also I do not have depression, my Lexapro was prescriped to me for anxiety. This drug is for depression. I'm really upset about this

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Jodie Says:

Citalopram 20MG: I have been on Lexapro 10MG and felt wonderful, 1st time in years and was also added Citalopram 20 MG and have felt like crap since I started taking it together. Does anyone else take both? I think I'll try to go back to just the Lexapro - I think it's wonderful for me;

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Karla Says:

I know what you mean about changing meds. I was on cymbalta and now they won't pay for it and I have now been put on Citalopram 20mg. I am just weaning off of cymbalta so I will try to keep you posted on how I am doing, as right now I am scared with the change.

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Kimberly Says:

I suffer from panic and anxiety attacks and have been taking xanax 1 mg three times a day, Also I have a terrible time sleeping so my doctor put me on 150 mg of seroquel at bedtime. Now my doctor has placed me on Citalopram 20mg in the morning saying that I have built up a tolerance to the xanax. Today was the first time i took the Citalopram and I can't even explain how sick and terrible i feel, I can't understand why he changed things up when all seemed fine with me.

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Nancy L Sears Says:

Since I switched from Lexpro to citalopram hbr I am exhaustd. I have no energy. I'm having my Dr. switch me back. I did gain weight with Lexapro, did anyone else?

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SANDYLU Says:

I AM NOT DEPRESSED..JUST HAVE ANIXETY AND WAS PUT ON THIS CRAP. I FEEL LIKE I COULD DIE. DOCTORS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES MAKE ME JUST AS SICK AS THIS CITALOPRAM.

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Sharon Says:

After reading someone else's post about being exhausted and have no energy, this puts me at peace. I could not figure out why I was so tired all the time -- just worn out -- no energy at all. I've been taking citalopram for about 4 months now. I was taking Celexa, but my insurance company would not pay for it. I hate taking medication as it is, but I needed something to help with my slight depression. I want my energy back!

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Vira Says:

I have GAD pretty bad, along with alcoholism. I'm 23. They put me on Klonopin, and then Zoloft, in which I had one of those rare reactions where I went totally out of control and cut my arm. They toom me off immediately, and put my on a very small dose of Lexapro, like half of a pill that comes in the sample package. I had a complete loss of appetite and went from a normal 115 for a 5'2 girl, to almost 99 pounds, in just two weeks, my side effect to lexapro was basically anorexia and I didnt even know. Now I'm on a slightly higher dose of klonopin (doesnt help much) and Citalopram HBR 20 mg, aka, generic for Celexa. All I've noticed is it makes me drowsy, but I am only allowed to take it at night. My appetite has also returned. As of right now, I am having a random rage attack, where I feel extremely angry. I dont know if I should take another one, but the thing is I dont think I have any depression, and this is supposed to only help my GAD, but why perscribed the anti-depressant? I feel a weird slight headache everytime I take one, and I'm starting to feel like I'm wasting my time, and will end up being like 30 and stuck on all these. I'm 23. I'm starting not to buy into any of these meds.

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huey Says:

ihave been taking citalopram. i get severe dry mouth....cannot really get interested in self-pleasuring..but i do not have the severe panic/anxiety episodes i had before..I am very thankful 4 this. My doctor will not give me ativan anymore. i really felt good with this. i am diagnosed PTSD.

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Janie Girl Says:

I lost my health insurance and couldn't afford lexapro (which worked great) I tried this Citalopram - Awful- my lips dried out and cracked, very tired, and SWEATING!!!!! I never had side-effects to any medicine before - this was just horrible - The doctor won't prescribe anything else unless I come in - Duh - don't have health insurance!!!!!

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Ben Says:

Just been perscribed Citalopram had a brain injury and my doctor thinks it will help with depression Worried about the side effects but am going to try. 1/2 20mg tab for 10 days then full strength watch this space will give report. Popped 3 1/2 tabs and no side effects yet

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Theresa Hollingsworth Says:

I am so relieved I took a few minutes to read these comments after receiving a notice from my medicare Part D ins. company. I will not risk taking citalopram. I would rather pay my high co-pay and continue to take my lexapro.

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Ben Says:

finished the 10 days on 1/2 tab absolute no side effects am I feeling better not sure starting full tablet tomorrow will report in about 3 weeks or a month

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Sarah Says:

Has anyone had peeling ,blistering, huge bleeding fissures on your fingertips? I was switched from Lexapro to Citalopram. I have been suffering for several years with my hands and fingers cracked, dry and bleeding. The dermatolist says I have eczama. I just started reading up on this drug and I have almost every side effect. I am at my wits end with my hands. Doctors don't seem to care, they just prescribe and don't tell you the side effects.
PLEASE, if you are having the symptoms I have described, let me know ASAP. I can hardly press the control on the TV controler, that is how painful these open fissures are.
Thank you if you can help.
Warmly,
Sarah

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Alan Says:

Due to a change in prescription coverage my wife tried switching from Lexapro to Citalopram because the new company said it would be cheaper. Within 2 months her legs and feet starting swelling up horribly. Her doctor gave her a new prescription for the Lexapro. So much for saving money.

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geegee Says:

I have been taking Citalopram 20mg for 30 days and I have no side effects to this medication but it has been working very well for me. I can sleep better at night and I am not letting things get next to me at all and that works for me.

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