Citalopram vs Escitalopram

Citalopram
(Rx)
Escitalopram
(Rx)
Citalopram is an antidepressant medication.
Escitalopram is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.2
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.9
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
142,722 Discussions
19,387 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
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Headaches
#6 for OCD
#7 for Pain
#8 for Panic
#9 for GAD
#10 for Social Anxiety
Escitalopram is prescribed for Anxiety and Depression and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cit
Withdrawal Symptoms
7
Nausea
6
Dizziness
5
Numbness
2
Suicidal behavior
2
Drowsiness
2
Palpitations
2
Suicidal Thoughts
2
Dry Mouth
1
Paranoia
1
Esc
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Nausea
6
Dizziness
5
Drowsiness
3
Sexual Dysfunction
3
Numbness
2
Dry Mouth
2
Decreased Libido
2
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Head Zaps
1
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Citalopram
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Escitalopram
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Cit
Esc
7
10
Nausea
Cit
Esc
6
6
Dizziness
Cit
Esc
5
5
Numbness
Cit
Esc
2
2
Suicidal behavior
Cit
Esc
2
0
Drowsiness
Cit
Esc
2
3
Palpitations
Cit
Esc
2
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Cit
Esc
2
1
Dry Mouth
Cit
Esc
1
2
Paranoia
Cit
Esc
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Esc
Cit
10
7
Nausea
Esc
Cit
6
6
Dizziness
Esc
Cit
5
5
Drowsiness
Esc
Cit
3
2
Sexual Dysfunction
Esc
Cit
3
0
Numbness
Esc
Cit
2
2
Dry Mouth
Esc
Cit
2
1
Decreased Libido
Esc
Cit
2
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Esc
Cit
1
2
Head Zaps
Esc
Cit
1
0
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.
C Category C
Before taking Escitalopram during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Citalopram and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Escitalopram 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: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Citalopram Hydrobromide
Escitalopram Oxalate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Citalopram and Escitalopram: Severe Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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