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How long does celexa take to enter your blood stream and how long does it stay in blood stream once stop taking it ?

how long does celexa take to enter your blood stream and how long does it stay in your blood after you stop taking it how long does it take for celexa to enter your blood stream after you start taking it, and how long does it stay in your blood stream once you stop taking it ?
Asked On : Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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Hello cathy;
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Celexa is Citaopram and is used mainly for depression and panic attacks.The action starts with in 45 mins and the max blood levels are achieved in around 2 hours.To be maximum effective the patient needs to take it for 3 consecutive days.The drug gets metabolized and with in 72 hours it should not be seen in blood after the last dose.
Answered: Fri, 22 Jul 2011
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