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On citalopram for anxiety. When will feel better?

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I have been on citalopram 20 mg for one week for anxiety. when will I feel better?
Posted Sat, 19 Oct 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It usually takes 4 weeks for full improvement.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing your query.

It usually takes about 4 weeks or longer before your symptoms improve.
Do not stop or increase the dose by yourself. If your symptoms continue discuss with your doctor.

You should get regular monitoring of following :-
1. Serum sodium levels.
2. ECG(for QT prolongation).

I hope this is helpful to you.
If you have any further query, I will be happy to help.
Regards. Thanks.

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