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On citalopram, have onset of pvc's, stress. Cause?

my doctor just started me on citalopram 20 mg. I;M STRESSED and was seeming things, slept with the light on. I m on a heart event and was having pvc;s . I was taken off of Lisionopril 5 mg and metroprolol 25 mg 2 days ago. I;m afraid to take the antidepression with all the associated s/s . I took a Tylonol 3 and slept like a baby ,no lights,no increase heartrate , chest pain or pvc s o
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Citalopram is in the SSRI family of anti depressants. The side effects listed are those which can potentially but not definitely occur. You may not experience any or you may experience some, there is no way to determine that.
It is used for depression and anxiety which are disabling conditions, it will treat not just the problems sleeping but the other problems that can occur with these illnesses.
The sleep aid would help you get to sleep but will not address any of the other problems.

If you have been diagnosed with one of the illnesses which citalopram is indicated for, it may be best to take it or discuss your concerns with your doctor.

I hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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