124 patient evaluations for Citalopram

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Dec 27, 2010 (Started Dec 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 10, 2010 (Started Jan 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Severe (breast enlargement, occasional panic attacks (breathing), panic attacks, blurry vision, memory problems, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The side effects of this medication at first were terrible, and in the long run was not worth it. If I didn't take the medication on time or didn't remember a dose I would have terrible panic attacks. Also, during increasing dosages panic attacks happened every night. This medication also completely destroyed my sex drive. Be very careful in increasing dosages
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: breast enlargement, nausea, memory problems, panic attacks, blurry vision, occasional panic attacks (breathing)

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 25, 2010 (Started Mar 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 15, 2010 (Started Mar 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The Citalopram worked for a while but then stopped working and I was suicidal. I had serious suicidal idiation, and had planned to kill myself. I ended up in the Psych Hospital for 3 weeks and most meds of mine were changed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 20, 2010 (Started Feb 28, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was having a major depression because of the constant pain, the Citalopram in combination with the Savella has made a huge difference in my life. I went deer hunting today for the first time in 3 years.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I loved this. It helped when when I really needed it. However, it did become an issue when I did not have it around and it did slow me down at work. This was the primary reason why I stopped it. I needed to perform better at my duties.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 3, 2010 (Started May 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (craving carbs, anxiety while in public or large crowds, craving sweets, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, craving carbs, craving sweets, anxiety while in public or large crowds

May 12, 2010 (Started May 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (craving carbs, anxiety while in public or large crowds, craving sweets, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have to kep it right where my coffee cups are so that I take it regularly, and i have to take it one hour before I eat or two hours after I eat. That can be problematic at times. It helps the depression mostly, but does not help the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, craving carbs, craving sweets, anxiety while in public or large crowds

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 24, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 3, 2010 (Started Oct 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constant tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My experience: 1) Very easy for me to take, I can't live without them, unfortunately 2) Yes, I got very happy and in a very good mood, almost always 3) Sometimes I got very tired, and this was a rather big problem at the first time
Side effects: constant tiredness

Apr 16, 2009 (Started Oct 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It will help you! A lot!
Side effects: constant tiredness

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 29, 2010 (Started Jun 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 27, 2010 (Started Aug 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Little to no libido on this drug and difficulty achieving orgasm.

  • 0 helpful marks
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