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40 Mg Citalopram Dosage

What if i take 80mg of citalopram by accident i take 40 mg a day?

Not everyone is prescribed the same dose of citalopram.
A friend of mine has to take 60 mg a day, another takes 80 mg.
So don't worry, 80 mg is a safe amount, it won't cause any harm.
Citalopram does work as a mild sedative, so you might feel a bit more tired or drowsy than usual...

I hope I could put your mind at rest ;)

40mg Celexa/Citalopram?

I took a 40mg Celexa 5 days ago and had bad side effects(nausea, dry mouth, shaking, then hallutionations. The hallutionations stopped after one day. I called my Dr. and he said to stop taking it immediately, and I did, so I only took 1. My question is how many days untill I feel totally normal? It's been 5 days and I do feel a little better, but I keep having bad panic attacks and I'm nervous as hell even while taking Xanax. Anyone know what I'm going through? Anyone know how long I should feel weird just from one 40mg pill? Anyone one experience anything like this from just 1 Antidepressant?

Is Citalopram 40mg banned?

I am a pharmacist. In short, it is not banned. We used to routinely go up to 60mg daily however due to overwhelming evidence of the risk of a dose-related fatal arrhythmia, the FDA recommended limiting healthy adults under 60 years to 40mg daily. Adults older than 60 years or those with heart problems should not be taking more than 20 mg daily or should even consider an SSRI with a safer cardiac side-effect profile. Here’s more information: Clarification of dosing and warning recommendations for Celexa

Is a 10 mg dose of Citalopram/Celexa even enough to make a difference?

It can, yes. It may not. That is a wait-and-see thing.Antidepressants work differently on everyone. What works for me, doesn’t necessarily work for you. So that’s a matter of try and see what works.It’s usual to start with 10 mg, and see what it does, in positive AND negative ways. If you do not have (too many) negative side effects but not a positive effect either, in about three weeks (because that’s the time it takes for positive effects to show, so you have to have some patience!), then the doc can up the dosage to see if that will do the trick. If it doesn’t, it’s usually better to try something else.But it can be that 10 mg is enough to help, absolutely.This whole story applies to every antidepressant, by the way.

Can't ejaculate on Citalopram?

Citalopram (celexa is the brand name) is a very common anti-depressant in the SSRI family. Any antidepressant that is in this family of drugs is notorious for its sexual side affects - so much so that doctors actually can prescribe such drugs to treat premature ejaculation.

What you're experiencing is a very common side affect called anorgasmia. You can get it up, sex feels great but you cannot climax! Its got to feel like you're eating the best food in the world but no matter how much you eat you're still hungry.

What surprises me is that your doctor *increased* your dosage - were you still feeling symptoms of depression even after several weeks of taking your medication? That should be the only reason why he would increase your dose. Its also part of the reason why people really need to see psychiatrist or psychologist to diagnose and properly treat mental disorders. Regular doctors are just pill happy.

Talk to your doctor about switching medications and getting completely off any antidepressant that is an SSRI. You might try taking a SNRI like cymbalta or effexor. You could also try taking a NDRI like welbutrin.

When I say things like SSRI, SNRI, NDRI all you really need to know is that those are the family or type of antidepressants that I am talking about. It really doesn't matter the name of the drug as long as its not an SSRI. Though some do report similar affects with SNRIs as well.

The big catch is that all antidepressants have side affects. By switching medication you might trade one list of side affects for another. So you need to decide if the side affects you are experiencing now are enough to warrant a change in medication.

Most side affects are not permanent. Usually after 3-6 weeks side affects either become manageable or go away completely. However, some men actually end up with a condition called persistent delayed ejaculation and even if they get off the medication, its still difficult to reach orgasm.

These are all things you should discuss with your doctor. Personally, I would *strongly* consider looking into alternative treatments for depression that do not involve medication. Like I said, all antidepressants have a risk of side affects - some are worse than others. For example say you switch to cymbalta, the anorgasmia may go away, and instead you might end up with persistent muscle spasms that never completely go away.

What can happen if a 14 year old takes 90 mg of citalopram?

Citalopram is typically diagnosed to adults and the elderly, between 20 and 40 mg. If you take 90, you will most likely experience increased risk of suicidal tendancies and thoughts. You could also experience a large bit of drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, vision changes, anxiety, nausea, and increased sweating.Please be careful with what you take, especially if it’s not your prescription.

Is taking 10 tablets of a 20 mg citalopram dangerous?

George Coull Painting and Decorating This is extremely dangerous maximumdose per day is 40mg and that is for people with really bad depression, gp usually would start you on 20mg and monitor you . Please be careful and talk to your gp.

Is 50mg of Celexa (Citalopram) considered a high dose?

50 mg of Celexa (citalopram) is a high dose although 60 mg is the technical maximum. In some cases doctors do excede 60 mg although most people do not respond to a higher dose. Keep in mind that when the "maximum dose" is determined it may not be an indication of safety (ie taking more is unsafe) it often indicates efficacy. With Celexa taking 70 or 80 mg is not likely to cause a lot of problems but it was determined that most people don't have a better response than they have at 60 mg.

Celexa comes in 10, 20, and 40 mg tablets

Do you have anxiety, depression, or both? If you have anxiety without depression or the anxiety is the most severe problem you might do better on a different drug, especially if you have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Actually Celexa is not approved to treat anxiety and it has very little evidence of efficacy, especially for GAD. Paxil (paroxetine) and Cipralex, Lexapro (escitalopram) are the SSRI class antidepressants with the highest efficacy and both have level 1 evidence for treating GAD (Celexa is level 4).

Also 0.5 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) is a small dose, in cause you are curious.