124 patient evaluations for Citalopram

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chanelgirl64
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chanelgirl64
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 51
Condition: 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: g

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Jun 14, 2009 (Started May 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • side effects
    Mild (i think it makes things worse sometimes, Vomiting, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Vomiting, Dry mouth, i think it makes things worse sometimes

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sepiam
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sepiam
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: None
39 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
ADHD

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Jun 1, 2009 (Started Sep 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly

May 3, 2009 (Started Sep 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was on Lexapro prior to Citalopram, but switched because Lexapro was not covered by my insurance. They are similar drugs, only Lexapro is all one form while Citalopram is a mixed form (at least as I understand it). Lexapro worked much, much better for me than I feel that Citalopram works. However, I also don't have the same annoying side effects that I did with Lexapro.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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borderslass
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borderslass
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 6, 2009 (Started Jun 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The initial feeling on starting the drug can be quite frightening. the first night I took it I felt as though I was drifting from myself

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NotReallyHere
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NotReallyHere
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
55 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Apr 20, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sweating increased, Abdominal pain, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Brain fog, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I ramped up slowly on this medication and found an increase in abdominal pain and frequency of migraines (which I already suffered from) most likely because the bouts of constipation were followed by diarrhea. And coming down slowly I noticed a reduction in those symptom. However, rather quickly on the drug I noticed a reduction in anxiety although only a slight improvement in depression.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Abdominal pain, Brain fog, Constipation, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Sweating increased

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GeoJim
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GeoJim
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 44
Condition: 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: b

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Apr 15, 2009 (Started May 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sweating increased, Short term memory problems, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Anxious mood, Fatigue, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Side effects: Short term memory problems, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Sweating increased, Anxious mood, Dizziness, Fatigue, Dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks
the_darkness_consumes
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the_darkness_consumes
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 27
Condition: 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Apr 7, 2009 (Started Mar 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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swoopy
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swoopy
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
67 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Apr 2, 2009 (Started Jan 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Stomach pain, Brain fog, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Brain fog, Stomach pain

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Zana_Di
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Zana_Di
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
34 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Mar 20, 2009 (Started Sep 12, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: make sure you take it at the same time everyday.. when i woul have to catch up- the side effects would come back even after 1 or 2 days. my own fault, really.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased, Nausea, Nausea

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Unicat
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Unicat
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Dec 3, 2008 (Started Apr 18, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Crispo
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Crispo
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I have:
MS

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Nov 20, 2008 (Started Jul 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Brain fog, Anxious mood, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Tell your doctor or nurse, there are alternative medications, not every medication works the same on everyone.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Anxious mood, Brain fog, Fatigue, Anxious mood, Brain fog

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