125 patient evaluations for Citalopram

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Nov 20, 2008 (Started Jul 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, anxious mood, brain fog)
  • 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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Sep 12, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: get the generic version, it costs less..
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 28, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this at night about an hour before going to sleep as it does help me sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 6, 2009 (Started May 29, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've found that Celexa is more of a mood stabilizer.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 24, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: FDA-approved, effective treatment for depression with few side effects has significantly improved my quality of life.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

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Nov 14, 2009 (Started Nov 14, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxiety attacks)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty with orgasm)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: if dose is forgotten. Head buzzing and naseua is experienced.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: difficulty with orgasm

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Feb 8, 2010 (Started Apr 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: worked great but I am going on azilect and it is not recommended to take celexa with azilect
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood, nervousness, depressed mood

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Aug 14, 2009 (Started Mar 03, 2007)

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

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Feb 18, 2010 (Started Feb 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (anxious mood, dry cough, difficulty falling asleep, sleep problems, racing mind, tremors increased, increased ataxia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Now only 10 days on generic Celexa (switched to save money); was on Lexapro for 22 months, and never had such issues Now have major Insomnia (2 days & nights with only couple hours of fitful sleep), moderate dry throat (coughing), moderate racing thoughts, minor anxiety, noticeable increased intensity of MS symptoms (probably from lack of sleep). Skipped Celexa dose yesterday in effort to get sleep. Slept hard last night; still early in recovery today. Went back to Lexapro this morning. Called doctor's office to let them know.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tremors increased, difficulty falling asleep, increased ataxia, dry cough, sleep problems, anxious mood, racing mind, difficulty staying asleep

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Mar 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (just have to remember to take as prescribed.; sometimes feels as if it wears off near the evening)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This seemed to workmuchbetter@the 40mg dosage. At the lower doses I would just feel like I was overwhelmed and blow at times.
Side effects: just have to remember to take as prescribed.; sometimes feels as if it wears off near the evening

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