8 patient evaluations for Citalopram taken for the purpose of 'anxious mood' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Mar 15, 2015 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2014 (Started Dec 22, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 28, 2010 (Started Dec 22, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I originally took Cipralex for anxiety and moderate depression. My new psychiatrist suggested trying Celexa to better treat the anxiety. So far I like it much better.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 17, 2013 (Started Jan 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 26, 2010 (Started Dec 06, 2007)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: insomnia

Mar 17, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: insomnia

  • 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

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
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