124 patient evaluations for Citalopram

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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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sweating increased, abdominal pain, decreased sex drive (libido), 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, decreased sex drive (libido), sweating increased

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2009 (Started May 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sweating increased, short term memory problems, anxious mood, fatigue, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Side effects: short term memory problems, decreased sex drive (libido), sweating increased, anxious mood, dizziness, fatigue, dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 20, 2009 (Started Sep 12, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido), 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: decreased sex drive (libido), nausea, nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 11, 2008 (Started Mar 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 9, 2008 (Started Mar 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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