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Side effects of Citalopram Hbr 20 mg

My 19 years old daughter has been taking Pramtec (Citalopram Hbr 20 mg, once daily) for the last about a year. However, she has gained some weight and, a recent blood test has indicated unusually high cholestrol level for a teenager. She complains of lack of concentration and ocassional confusion, even though she appears quite normal otherwise and is following her university courses quite well. A test has shown her slightly posative for Candida in intestines. Is citalopram linked to these changes? any good sugesstions please??
Asked On : Wed, 2 Mar 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Dear najeeb
Some of the side effects of Citalopram are
Nausea -- in up to 21 percent of people, Dry mouth -- up to 20 percent (see Celexa and Dry Mouth), Drowsiness -- up to 18 percent, Insomnia -- up to 15 percent (see Celexa and Insomnia), Increased sweating -- up to 11 percent, Shakiness (tremor) -- up to 8 percent, Diarrhea -- up to 8 percent, Ejaculation problems -- up to 6 percent (see Celexa Sexual Side Effects).
some of rare but possible orther sideeffetc are
Leg cramps, Hypothyroidism, Weight gain , Hair loss , Diabetes, Atrial fibrillation, Congestive heart failure,Asthma, Kidney stones, Dry eyes, Ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
Answered: Fri, 4 Mar 2011
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