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    What causes anxiety and panic while on Citalopram and Klonopin?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 in Mental Health
Question: Just over 5 weeks on citalopram 20 mg. for panic disorder, acute anxiety, etc. Pllus .5 klonopin twice a day, and ambien cr to sleep. No real improvements. Suggestions?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 7 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

I would suggest raising the dose of citalopram to 30mg daily. If you do not see improvement in 2 weeks, increase to 40mg daily. Of course, all this needs to be done under the supervision of your prescribing physician.

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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 23 minutes later
Current pschiaridt wants to go straight to 40. Thinks 30 would not provide enough help with the comorbid depression? Will side effects be bad?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 28 hours later
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Followup

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Going straight to 40mg is fine. 30mg is more conservative, but I would NOT expect going straight to 40mg to cause bad side effects. You should be fine!

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