15 patient evaluations for Citalopram taken for the purpose of 'anxious mood'

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Jul 15, 2017 (Started Mar 12, 2017)

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

Mar 20, 2017 (Started Mar 12, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The first few days of starting this one i was extremely fatigued and very nausea's.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Oct 2, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive dry mouth, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication is helpful if taken exactly as prescribed, without missing a dose. I have missed a few in the past and I always had a terrible headache the next morning.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 31, 2012 (Started Feb 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, alcohol use disorder, craving alcohol)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are a recovering alcoholic (I quit drinking 35 years ago), it can trigger a relapse if you are not cognizant of that potential danger. Be prepared.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 23, 2011 (Started Apr 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It seems my body no longer found any function in the highest dose.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 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

Nov 15, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I loved this. It helped when when I really needed it. However, it did become an issue when I did not have it around and it did slow me down at work. This was the primary reason why I stopped it. I needed to perform better at my duties.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 28, 2010 (Started Mar 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constant hunger, sluggishness, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: tiredness, constant hunger, sluggishness

  • 0 helpful marks
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