124 patient evaluations for Citalopram

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Oct 19, 2011 (Started Jul 04, 2007)

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

Mar 2, 2010 (Started Jul 04, 2007)

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

Aug 25, 2008 (Started Jul 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 16, 2011 (Started Oct 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This created worse suicidal thoughts in my specific case. It appears that the other SSRI's I have been on have done the same thing.

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2011 (Started Mar 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: dry mouth, drowsiness

Mar 23, 2011 (Started Mar 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: dry mouth, drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 4, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: foggy brain,

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 3, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for menopause)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sexual dysfunction is a concern.

May 3, 2010 (Started Jan 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am supposed to taken 60 mg, but there's been some kind of mix up with my mail order pharmacy, and I have run out of them and it looks like I will be waiting 2 mo. to get more. I don't feel like they are working so good.

Apr 14, 2010 (Started Jan 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stick on my tongue when I try to take them. Weight gain. Don't feel like they ease my depression enough.

Mar 17, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It may not work as well as the name brand

Dec 17, 2008 (Started Jan 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2011 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (racing thoughts)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was prescribed this medication in November 2010 because of significant enough seasonal depression. I started at 10 mg and increased to 20 mg by the end of the winter and never noticed any significant positive effects but continued taking the medication. In April of 2011 my dose was increased to 30 mg to combat ongoing low-grade depression, would have been 40 but I was sure my doctor had said that was higher than he'd prescribe for bipolar so I talked him down to 30 mg. But even 30 mg made me very nearly manic and caused rapid mood cycling that, along with anxiety and life stressors landed me in the hospital. I never plan to take an antidepressant again.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: racing thoughts

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jun 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2011 (Started Mar 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (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

Mar 9, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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