Citalopram Anxiety Side Effect Reports


The following Citalopram Anxiety side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Anxiety, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Citalopram or it might take time to develop.


Tremor, Night Sweats, Agitation, Insomnia, Dry Mouth, Nausea, Decreased Appetite, Anxiety, Confusional State

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a pharmacist from GB. A 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Citalopram (dosage: NA), which was started on Feb 10, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Citalopram the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Tremor
  • Night Sweats
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
  • Dry Mouth
  • Nausea
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Confusional State
These side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Dependence, Anxiety, Decreased Appetite, Cyst, Dizziness, Dry Throat, Burning Sensation, Hyperhidrosis, Pruritus

This Anxiety Citalopram side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Feb 11, 2014. A Female , 61 years of age, was treated with Citalopram. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Cyst
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Throat
  • Burning Sensation
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Pruritus
. Citalopram dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Imovane
Dependence, Rash, Burning Sensation, Paraesthesia, Muscle Twitching, Pruritus, Dizziness, Anxiety, Dysphagia

This is a Citalopram side effect report of a 61-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from DK, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Citalopram (dosage:NA, start time: 201303), combined with:
  • Imovane (3.75 Mg)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Anxiety side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Dependence
  • Rash
  • Burning Sensation
  • Paraesthesia
  • Muscle Twitching
  • Pruritus
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Dysphagia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Citalopram treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Anxiety.
Neutrophil Count Increased, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Respiratory Failure, Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Agitation, Anxiety

A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: NA started Citalopram treatment (dosage: NA) on Aug 31, 2010. Soon after starting Citalopram treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Neutrophil Count Increased
  • White Blood Cell Count Increased
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zaponex
  • Clarythromycin (clarithromycin)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Citalopram side effects, such as Anxiety.
Anxiety, Off Label Use, Asthenia, Restless Legs Syndrome, Fatigue

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Citalopram on Jan 03, 2014. Patient felt the following Citalopram side effects: anxiety, off label use, asthenia, restless legs syndrome, fatigue Additional patient health information: Female , 47 years of age, weighting 157.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Citalopram dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Anxiety, Restless Legs Syndrome, Fatigue, Asthenia, Off Label Use

This report suggests a potential Citalopram Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): anxiety,restless legs syndrome and used Citalopram (dosage: 30 Milligram Daily;) starting 2013. Soon after starting Citalopram the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Fatigue
  • Asthenia
  • Off Label Use
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Citalopram demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anxiety, may still occur.
Off Label Use, Asthenia, Anxiety, Restless Legs Syndrome, Fatigue

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Dec 27, 2013 by a Female taking Citalopram (dosage: 30 Mg) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 47 years of age, weighting 157.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Citalopram side effects: off label use, asthenia, anxiety, restless legs syndrome, fatigue. Additional medications/treatments:
Dizziness, Anxiety, Sperm Concentration Decreased, Spermatozoa Progressive Motility Decreased, Spermatozoa Morphology Abnormal, Insomnia

This Anxiety problem was reported by a physician from GB. A 30-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression,anxiety disorder.On NS a consumer started treatment with Citalopram (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Citalopram, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Sperm Concentration Decreased
  • Spermatozoa Progressive Motility Decreased
  • Spermatozoa Morphology Abnormal
  • Insomnia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anxiety, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Temperature Regulation Disorder, Anxiety, Abdominal Pain, Restlessness, Neonatal Disorder, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

This is a Citalopram side effect report of a patient (weight: NA) from DK. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Citalopram (dosage: 40 Mg) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Thyronajod (50 Mg)
  • Nifedipin (1.5 Dosage Forms)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Temperature Regulation Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Restlessness
  • Neonatal Disorder
  • Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Citalopram could cause Anxiety and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Anxiety, Restless Legs Syndrome, Fatigue, Asthenia, Impaired Work Ability

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Dec 20, 2013. A female patient from GB , 47 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Citalopram. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Citalopram side effects: anxiety, restless legs syndrome, fatigue, asthenia, impaired work ability. Citalopram dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Heart Rate Increased, Anxiety, Akathisia, Bundle Branch Block Right

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 25-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Citalopram (dosage: NA), which was started on Aug 15, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aripiprazole
  • Lithium Carbonate
  • Mirtazapine
  • Paliperidone
When starting to take Citalopram the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Heart Rate Increased
  • Anxiety
  • Akathisia
  • Bundle Branch Block Right
These side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Complex Partial Seizures, Tremor, Anxiety, Convulsion, Prescribed Overdose

This Anxiety Citalopram side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED on Oct 14, 2013. A Female , 42 years of age, was treated with Citalopram. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Complex Partial Seizures
  • Tremor
  • Anxiety
  • Convulsion
  • Prescribed Overdose
. Citalopram dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Carbamazepine
  • Oxcarbazepine
  • Alprazolam (2 Mg)
Anxiety, Confusional State, Disturbance In Attention, Heart Rate Increased, Hyperhidrosis, Memory Impairment, Mydriasis, Palpitations, Restlessness

This is a Citalopram side effect report of a 19-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from DK, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: panic attack,accident, who was treated with Citalopram (dosage:10 Mg, start time: Jan 28, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Anxiety side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anxiety
  • Confusional State
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Heart Rate Increased
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Memory Impairment
  • Mydriasis
  • Palpitations
  • Restlessness
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Citalopram treatment in female patients suffering from panic attack,accident, resulting in Anxiety.
Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, Psychiatric Symptom, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Hallucinations, Mixed, Agitation

A 22-year-old patient (weight: NA) from DE with the following symptoms: obsessive-compulsive disorder started Citalopram treatment (dosage: 20 Mg, Per Day) on 201201. Soon after starting Citalopram treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Neuropsychiatric Syndrome
  • Psychiatric Symptom
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Hallucinations, Mixed
  • Agitation
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Citalopram side effects, such as Anxiety.
Anxiety, Confusional State, Disturbance In Attention, Heart Rate Increased, Hyperhidrosis, Amnesia, Mydriasis, Palpitations, Restlessness

A female patient from DE was prescribed and started Citalopram on Jun 05, 2013. After Citalopram was administered, patient encountered several Citalopram side effects: anxiety, confusional state, disturbance in attention, heart rate increased, hyperhidrosis, amnesia, mydriasis, palpitations, restlessness Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 138.9 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Citalopram dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Feeling Abnormal, Product Quality Issue, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, Nervous System Disorder, Product Substitution Issue

This report suggests a potential Citalopram Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 61-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression,anxiety and used Citalopram (dosage: NA) starting 201211. Soon after starting Citalopram the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Product Quality Issue
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Nervous System Disorder
  • Product Substitution Issue
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Citalopram demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anxiety, may still occur.
Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Vaginal Haemorrhage, Anxiety, Restlessness, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Nausea, Fatigue, Vomiting

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Aug 27, 2013 by a Female taking Citalopram Sandoz (dosage: 10 Mg, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: DK , 42 years of age, weighting 136.7 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Citalopram side effects: musculoskeletal stiffness, vaginal haemorrhage, anxiety, restlessness, diarrhoea, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, vomiting. Additional medications/treatments:
Anxiety, Otorrhoea, Pruritus, Headache, Hearing Impaired, Hypersensitivity, Nerve Injury, Neuralgia, Hypoaesthesia Oral

This Anxiety problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Mar 30, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Citalopram (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Sertraline
  • Sertraline
  • Evorel Sequi
  • Evorel Sequi
  • Evorel Sequi
  • Evorel Sequi
  • Evorel Sequi
  • Evorel Sequi
When commencing Citalopram, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anxiety
  • Otorrhoea
  • Pruritus
  • Headache
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Nerve Injury
  • Neuralgia
  • Hypoaesthesia Oral
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anxiety, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Anxiety, Otorrhoea, Pruritus, Headache, Hearing Impaired, Hypersensitivity, Nerve Injury, Neuralgia, Hypoaesthesia Oral

This is a Citalopram side effect report of a 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Citalopram (dosage: Unk) starting Mar 30, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Sertraline (50 Mg, Qd)
  • Evorel Sequi (Unk)
  • Evorel Sequi
  • Evorel Sequi (Unk)
  • Evorel Sequi
  • Evorel Sequi (Unk)
  • Evorel Sequi
  • Femoston
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Anxiety
  • Otorrhoea
  • Pruritus
  • Headache
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Nerve Injury
  • Neuralgia
  • Hypoaesthesia Oral
This opens a possibility that Citalopram could cause Anxiety and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Hypoaesthesia Oral, Toothache, Anxiety, Vomiting, Fear, Hypersensitivity, Pain, Otorrhoea, Headache

This Anxiety side effect was reported by a health professional from GB on May 08, 2013. A female patient from GB , 54 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Citalopram. Patient felt the following Citalopram side effects: hypoaesthesia oral, toothache, anxiety, vomiting, fear, hypersensitivity, pain, otorrhoea, headache. Citalopram dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Sertraline
  • Sertraline
  • Evorel Sequi (kliogest /00686201/)
  • Evorel Sequi (kliogest /00686201/)
  • Femoston
  • Kliogest
  • Kliogest
  • Zumeston (zumeston)
These side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
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Citalopram Anxiety Causes and Reviews


Fear and Anxiety are part of life. You may feel anxious before you take a test or walk down a dark street. This kind of Anxiety is useful - it can make you more alert or careful. It usually ends soon after you are out of the situation that caused it. But for millions of people in the United States, the Anxiety does not go away, and gets worse over time. They may have chest pains or nightmares. They may even be afraid to leave home. These people have Anxiety disorders. Types include

  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Phobias
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder

Treatment can involve medicines, therapy or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Citalopram Anxiety Reviews

Thu, 08 Jul 2010
Have been on Citrol for six months 20 mg per day for Anxiety, it has helped a lot but makes me tired all the time and sexually dysfunctional
Fri, 17 Dec 2010
I have had alot of side effects, but it is working. Been on it for about 7 weeks. Side effects include hands tramble, can't sleep, tired all the time, yawning, muscle pain bad, sex drive not there, sweat so bad at night I soak my clothes, , and I forget things alot, seriously thinking about getting off of it and trying something different. 12/17/10 34 yrs old..treatment for Anxiety/worry about things I can't control.
Wed, 13 Oct 2010
loud ringing in my ears and fatigue also increased Anxiety, clenching my teeth....
Tue, 01 Mar 2011
I started taking Citalopram 20mg 11 days ago and I was so sleepy for the first few days but now the drowsiness has passed AND I feel much better already. I had slight ringing in my ears which has now gone and occasionally feel light headed but not enough to cause me any major problems. I haven't been out for almost 4 weeks at all but for the past 3 days, I actually felt like going for a drive and took the dog for a walk. My Anxiety about taking this medication is gone because I am starting to feel like my old self and that is after less than 2 weeks of taking the medication.
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