Citalopram

Last Update May 5, 2016
Citalopram is an antidepressants medication.
Uses: 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. Read More
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Positive 15,113 "been on citalopram for two weeks now, I have been on it before and it worked ...I have had therapy to help aswell but stopped a while ago when I felt better and came off citalopram about the same..."Read more positive discussions
Negative 14,138 "i did have the same problem with citalopram i did not have any food craings before i took the drug, i have put on weight singe taking it, and i am realy am i person that looks ather my weight , i... "Read more negative discussions
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| India
It all great all round combine citalopram and quetipine

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What is the difference between Cilift and Aeropax???
| Teddyq
Hi, I see this site is rather old, could someone please help me. I have been on Cilift 20mg now for a long while, it has helped my to not cry so much, it takes away excessive emotion, but I find I am more like a robot that never gets happy about anything, people say I'm very serious all the time. Nothing excites me anymore, although I have been thru a very rough time where there is actually nothing to look forward to but debt, I've been out of work for almost a year now, and just find fitting into anew job is very difficult for me. I live alone aswell, so very lonely apart from friends.

My doctor has now prescribed Aeropax and said I must start taking this, it is better for anxiety???? is this really true, as I don't want to start taking another tablet with new side effects and in a new job, plus I pay cash for the medication as the medical aids don't cover Depression in SA. Can anyone help me as to the difference in tablets (if any). Is itworth going over to aeropax??

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Pins and needles
| cd651995
I have developed pins and needles 7 days after starting a dose of citalopram. Is this a common side effect and will it go away

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Is it okay to take citalopram and phentermine?
| MermaidAbyss
I'm taking citalopram (10MG) for anxiety / depression, I just got pills for phentermine (30MG) . Can I take theses pills together or hours apart? I've been researching and having mix signals about it. Help?

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| gp
Has citilopram made anyone violent towards partner and stop loving them?I've been taking it a few months now

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| Big D
Could someone help I have been on citalopram since October 2015 from December I started getting joint pains in my legs on and off but now getting it in my legs and arms and finding it hard to move around don't want to come off the tablets as they have helped me so much but can't go on like this.
Beau
March 17, 2016
I've been having the same problem and it is so easy to pull muscles.

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| Medical
I am hyperthyroid and take 125mg levothyroxine daily also 20mg citalopram. For the last few months it feels like I have ants crawling and tickling all over me. Even my face and head. My doctor said there's nothing there. I'm so depressed and I just want to tear my skin off. What is happening to me?
Beau
March 17, 2016
Yes me too especially my nose lol.
danism49
March 11, 2016
Ive been on celexa for about 4 monthsaabout four months ago 3 months ago I started having auditory hallucinations I heard the song right after Christmas of Come All Ye Faithful there no yeah now I'm here and God bless America and it's getting worse not as bad as it was but I went to get evaluated and I think that I have a stroke they think that's what caused it so now I've got to go get on some medication and I need to know if Celexa is what caused it?

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| pam2
I need help going to Dominican republic for daughters wedding doc would like me to come off citalapram while I take malaria tabs. Can I take anything else with the citalapram
amanda_12
February 11, 2016
Just making sure it was a good idea to be on vyvanse and the citalapram

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| Sue hoar
Citalopram definitely causes cystitis. I have started it three times and each time this has happened . The second time I went on with it for six months and it got better but this time I am not willing to go on with it. Too painful damn it! Doctors have always pooh poohed it!!

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| Dmisetzis
I've always had very clear skin. I would get a pimple once in awhile but other than that I can boast that I would get plenty of compliments on my skin. My skin has steadily gotten worse and I was chalking it up to adult acne. I've been rattling my brain trying to figure out what's changed in the past year or two and I realized the only thing that's different is citalopram. I was warned that it was effect my memory (which it has) but not of this less common side effect. It all clicked today and I did some research online. Apparently other people are suffering too!

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Facts about Citalopram

What does Citalopram look like?
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Strength : 10 mg
Pill imprint : E19
Color : White
Shape : Oval
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Strength : 20 mg
Pill imprint : E20
Color : White
Shape : Oval
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Strength : 40 mg
Pill imprint : E21
Color : White
Shape : Capsule
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C Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Citalopram during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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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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Alchohol warning on Citalopram
There may be a negative interaction between Citalopram and alcohol.
How do I obtain Citalopram?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Citalopram?
Pill
What dosages are available?
10 mg Tablet, 20 mg Tablet, 40 mg Tablet, 10 mg/5 mL Solution
Ingredients
Citalopram Hydrobromide
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