17 patient evaluations for Citalopram with a side effects rating of Severe

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Apr 20, 2016 (Started Apr 18, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for increased anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Severe (panic attacks, anxiety in the morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I absolutely cannot take this medication. The second day I had the most horrible panic attack that I've had in over ten years.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 19, 2016 (Started Apr 18, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for increased anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Mild (panic attacks, anxiety in the morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 23, 2014 (Started Dec 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine destroys sex drive

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 30, 2012 (Started Jan 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (male sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: go with the newer version...supposed to have less side affects

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 9, 2012 (Started Aug 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (unrefreshing or poor sleep, nausea, vivid dreams, difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 11, 2012 (Started Aug 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (unrefreshing or poor sleep, nausea, vivid dreams, difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This worked fairly well on my fibro, but the side effects were awful. Even with a sleeping pill, I spent half the night awake or in restless sleep, and most of the day moving like a zombie due to lack of sleep. Even when I *did* sleep, the dreams were so vivid and realistic, it was like I was awake anyway. I was beginning to lose my mind because of the sleep loss. I tried stopping it before, then starting it when I had another bad flare, but the sleep loss was just too much for me to handle.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 9, 2011 (Started Aug 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (unrefreshing or poor sleep, nausea, vivid dreams, difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 28, 2011 (Started Aug 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (unrefreshing or poor sleep, nausea, vivid dreams, difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

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

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

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

Jan 19, 2011 (Started Nov 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive sleeping (hypersomnia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Unexpected benefit was anxiety relief. Cost of sleeping 15 hrs at night and most of the day.

  • 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
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