16 patient evaluations for Citalopram with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Apr 8, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (paranoia, vaginal dryness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 13, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (worsening depression, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i don't really remember my dosage. it seemed to help at first. i stopped taking it because of zero libido, and growing depression, black depression, which improved when i stopped it. having some libido at age 71 is less depressing.

  • 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

Apr 5, 2012 (Started Oct 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i was taking it along with welbutrin xl 300mg daily due to a very stressful situation. I have quit taking it on my own and am just now taking the welbutrin.

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 4, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sweating)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 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

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

Apr 1, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 6, 2010 (Started Apr 14, 2006)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

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