Citalopram

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can you take macafem with citalopram

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Brief Answer:
Both can be taken together.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome to HCM.

There is no medical literature available about interaction between Citalopram (SSRI) and Macafem (a natural nutritional supplement).

But in clinical experience, the natural nutritional supplements can be taken...

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how does Feliz compare with Cipralex?

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Brief Answer:
Citalopram vs Escitalopram

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Feliz is brand name of Escitalopram while Cipralex is Citalopram. They are similar but not same. They are like isomers. Both of them are SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and both help treat depression but escitalopram can treat GAD...

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I'm taking citalopram and have a cold. Can I take cold and flu tablets?

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Brief Answer:
Yes you can take

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for asking from HCM

Citalopram is a SSRI drug and taking high doses of flu tablets like antihistamines could increase the risk of serotonin syndrome.

But you can take one or two tablets without any worries while on Citalopram. No need...

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I have been taking Citalopram for years. I am 61 years old, and I am concerned about the long term effects.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
The drug is safe to use

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for asking from HCM

Citalopram is a SSRI drug and is safe to use. Even if used in long term basis the drug is safe and doesn't result in serious side effects. No need to worry about long term effects.

Thanks and Take care....

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Is citalopram the same as Celexa?

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Brief Answer:
Yes, they are same!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

Celexa and citalopram are the same. The active ingredient of this medication is citalopram . Celexa is a brand name that contains citalopram as the active ingredient. Marketed citalopram is the generic...

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I have been diagnose with sideroblastic anemia . And have been taking citalopram , it seems to stop the effect of the shots they have been giving me . which is Aranesp . Mot sure if I spelled that right

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No reported interactions

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I can understand your concerns.

But please note that there are no reported interactions between Citalopram and Aranesp injections which actually make it safe to take the two medications together...

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Hello
I am on 20 mg of citalopram, and I took a pregnancy test, and it came back positive. Could it be a false positive?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is not a false positive test.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.
I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today.

Citalopram has no effect on pregnancy test. If you have done the test correctly and it is positive, it means that you are pregnant.

False...

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i will be taking my daily dose of Citalopram 20mg tonight before bed and was wondering if i can take my Apo-Zopiclone 3.75mg or so to help sleep?

Thx

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Safe to take both drugs together.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.
Zopiclone has no serious drug interaction with citalopram. You can safely take the two drugs together.

Hope this helps.
Take...

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I am Prescribed 20mg of citalopram a day and took .5 mg of Xanax for 20 days will 93 hrs be enough to show clean for xanax

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
xanax should be completely metabolized by 93 hours

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You are currently on citalopram and xanax. You are concerned about the length of time it would take to have xanax metabolized from your body. The usual...

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can I take doxepin after using citalopram? I was told to stopping using citalopram after 28 days

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Brief Answer:
yes you can take.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.

I can understand your concerns.

Since you have stopped citalopram, you can take doxepin now.

In my opinion, there is no risk of serious interaction or adverse effect in doing so.

Hope this helps....

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Recent questions on  Citalopram

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Hi, I m 20 years old and a month ago stopped taking Citalopram. Since then I have had no period but slight menstrual cramping, when on the drug I was having almost a constant period... Is it normal for my periods to stop like this? I m also on the birth control pill.

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hi im on the implant i was taking citalopram for a good few months but this last couple of weeks i stared my period but was bleeding/spotting for 8days been going light headed and cramps iv been on the implant a year and a half and this hasent happened before could i be pregnant?

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Hi, I currently am on 20mg of Citalopram a day and I find it extremely hard to motivate myself to get out of the bed in the morning, and can often find myself sleeping for 11-12 hours straight. Is this a side effect of the medication or could it be something psychological? 181cm 92kg

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Hi, I had open heart surgery when I was 2months old and now I am 21 and haven t had any problems with my check ups. But when I get heart palpitations is worries me. I am on citalopram for panics attacks that had started just over a year ago.But when I have a heart palpitations its like it misses a beat and then the next one is a huge beat, is this something to worry about or what should I do?Also pretty much any pain I feel in around my jaw/arm or chest or nearly anywhere really scares me just because I fear its something to do with my heart.

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Hi there. I have recently stopped using Citalopram . I was on it for 9 months and tapered off slowly over a period of 5 months. I am getting the usual withdrawal symptoms ....dizzy, brain zaps, low mood and low motivation. The most troubling is...

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Hi there. I have been on an SSRI( Citalopram ) for 9 months. My highest dose was 20mg per day. I have tapered off slowly over a period of 5 months. I quit entirely one week ago and my withdrawal side effects include some anxiety , tiredness(lack...

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I have been taking Clonanzepam for 6 months and would like to know how to withdraw from this drug. The other drugs I take are Omeprazole once a day, Simvastatin once per day, Citalopram once per day, Levothyroxine once per day. I am a female 76...

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