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I am afraid but your concerns are fully justified. Celexa
) maximum adult dosage in most of the guidelines has been reduced to 40 mg/day from the earlier value of 60 mg/day. Moreover above 60 yrs and especially who have a cardiac problem or those on QT prolonging drug, the dose should not exceed 20mg/day.
Now with this information, your 80 mg/day citalopram is way higher than recomended especially if you have a diagnosed cardiopathy.
But please understand that there is no need to panic. Although these are guidelines specified dosage, a very small percentage of people have any cardiac problem with such high dosage. Moreover stopping these drugs at this high dosage will cause further withdrawal side-effects.
I suggest that you should change your psychiatrist
and take a second opinion
and reduce your citalopram dosage. In case citalopram does give you relief, then you should be switched to some other anti depressant
Try adding cognitive behavioural therapy and exercises to your current treatment and you will surely benefit.
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