Citalopram vs Depakote for Bipolar Disorder

Citalopram
(Rx)
Depakote
(Rx)
Citalopram is an antidepressant medication.
Depakote is an epilepsy medication and a bipolar medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
2.1
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
3.0
Concern level
2.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
March 10, 1983
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
142,656 Discussions
88,513 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Panic
#5 for OCD
#7 for GAD
#8 for PND
#9 for Mood Swings
Citalopram is prescribed for Anxiety and Depression and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Panic Attacks, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Depression
#3 for Seizures
#4 for Mania
#5 for Epilepsy
#6 for Migraines
Depakote is prescribed for Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Seizures, Mania and Epilepsy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is taken to prevent Migraines.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cit
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Nausea
3
Dizziness
3
Numbness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Drowsiness
1
Palpitations
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Dry Mouth
1
Paranoia
1
Dep
Weight Gain
10
Hair Loss
3
Weight Loss
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Irritability
2
Rash
1
Nausea
1
Drowsiness
1
Allergy
1
Dizziness
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
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2
Nausea
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1
Dizziness
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Dep
3
1
Numbness
Cit
Dep
1
0
Suicidal behavior
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Dep
1
0
Drowsiness
Cit
Dep
1
1
Palpitations
Cit
Dep
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Cit
Dep
1
0
Dry Mouth
Cit
Dep
1
0
Paranoia
Cit
Dep
1
0
Weight Gain
Dep
Cit
10
0
Hair Loss
Dep
Cit
3
0
Weight Loss
Dep
Cit
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Dep
Cit
2
4
Irritability
Dep
Cit
2
0
Rash
Dep
Cit
1
0
Nausea
Dep
Cit
1
3
Drowsiness
Dep
Cit
1
1
Allergy
Dep
Cit
1
0
Dizziness
Dep
Cit
1
3
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Citalopram during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
X Category X
Depakote is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Citalopram and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Depakote and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
Solution: 10 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 125 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg
Capsule: 125 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Citalopram Hydrobromide
Divalproex Sodium
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Citalopram and Depakote: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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