Citalopram Cardiac Arrest Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest, 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.


Completed Suicide, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED. A 33-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Citalopram (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Methadone
  • Diazepam
  • Bupropion
  • Amitriptyline
  • Venlafaxine
When starting to take Citalopram the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Completed Suicide
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
These side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest

This Cardiac Arrest Citalopram side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED on Mar 05, 2014. A Female , 49 years of age, was treated with Citalopram. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
. Citalopram dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Morphine
Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest, Blood Ethanol Increased

This is a Citalopram (citalopram) side effect report of a 34-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Citalopram (citalopram) (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Zolpidem (zolpidem)
  • Ethanol
  • Tramadol (tramadol)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Cardiac Arrest side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Blood Ethanol Increased
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Citalopram (citalopram) treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Cardiac Arrest.
Completed Suicide, Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest, Exposure Via Ingestion, Toxicity To Various Agents, Intentional Self-injury

A 55-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Citalopram (citalopram) treatment (dosage: Oral) on NS. Soon after starting Citalopram (citalopram) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Completed Suicide
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Exposure Via Ingestion
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Intentional Self-injury
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Escitalopram (escitalopram)
  • Dozol
  • Bupropion (bupropion)
  • Clonazepam (clonazepam) (clonazepam)
  • Tadalafil
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Citalopram (citalopram) side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest.
Completed Suicide, Toxicity To Various Agents, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Citalopram (citalopram) on Feb 12, 2014. Patient felt the following Citalopram side effects: completed suicide, toxicity to various agents, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest Additional patient health information: Female , 39 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Citalopram (citalopram) dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zolpidem (zolpidem)
  • Tizanidine (tizanidine) (Oral)
  • Clonazepam (clonazepam) (clonazepam)
  • Methocarbamol
Completed Suicide, Intentional Self-injury, Toxicity To Various Agents, Exposure Via Ingestion, Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest

This report suggests a potential Citalopram (citalopram) Cardiac Arrest side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 31-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Citalopram (citalopram) (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Citalopram (citalopram) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Completed Suicide
  • Intentional Self-injury
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Exposure Via Ingestion
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Cardiac Arrest
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Lamotrigine (lamotrigine)
  • Heroin (diamorphine) (diamorphine)
  • Hydrocodone (hydrocodone)
  • Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine
  • Eszopiclone
Although Citalopram (citalopram) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cardiac Arrest, may still occur.
Completed Suicide, Poisoning, Exposure Via Ingestion, Exposure Via Direct Contact, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest

An adverse event was reported by a pharmacist on Feb 11, 2014 by a Female taking Citalopram (citalopram) (dosage: NA) . Location: US , 42 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Citalopram side effects: completed suicide, poisoning, exposure via ingestion, exposure via direct contact, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Alprazolam (alprazolam)
  • Meloxicam (meloxicam)
  • Fentanyl (fentanyl)
  • Doxepin (doxepin) (doxepin)
  • Morphine
  • Hydromorphine
  • Oxycocet
  • Clonazepam (clonazepam) (clonazepam)
Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest, Completed Suicide, Poisoning

This Cardiac Arrest problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Citalopram (citalopram) (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Ibuprofen (ibuprofen)
When commencing Citalopram (citalopram), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Completed Suicide
  • Poisoning
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Completed Suicide, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest, Intentional Self-injury

This is a Citalopram side effect report of a 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Citalopram (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Hydrocodone Paracetamol
  • Lisinopril (lisinopril)
  • Pregabalin (pregabalin)
  • Tramadol (tramadol)
  • Diclofenac (diclofenac)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Completed Suicide
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Intentional Self-injury
This opens a possibility that Citalopram could cause Cardiac Arrest and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Palpitations, Syncope, Cardiac Arrest, Ventricular Tachycardia, Torsade De Pointes, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from IT on Dec 23, 2013. A female patient from IT , 89 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Citalopram. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Citalopram side effects: palpitations, syncope, cardiac arrest, ventricular tachycardia, torsade de pointes, electrocardiogram qt prolonged. Citalopram dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Levosulpiride
  • Ramipril
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Cardiac Arrest, Ventricular Tachycardia, Palpitations, Syncope, Circulatory Collapse

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a health professional from IT. A 89-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression,dyspepsia. The patient was prescribed Citalopram (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levosulpiride (levosulpiride)
  • Ramipril
When starting to take Citalopram the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope
  • Circulatory Collapse
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Cardiac Arrest, Ventricular Tachycardia

This Cardiac Arrest Citalopram side effect was reported by a physician from IT on Dec 09, 2013. A Female , 89 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Citalopram. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
. Citalopram dosage: 40 Milligram Daily;. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Levosulpiride (75 Milligram Daily;)
  • Ramipril (2.5mg)
The patient was hospitalized.
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Cardiac Arrest, Ventricular Tachycardia

This is a Citalopram side effect report of a 89-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from IT, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression,dyspepsia,hypertension, who was treated with Citalopram (dosage:40 Mg/d, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Levosulpiride
  • Ramipril (2.5mg)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Cardiac Arrest side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Citalopram treatment in female patients suffering from depression,dyspepsia,hypertension, resulting in Cardiac Arrest.
Palpitations, Cardiac Arrest, Torsade De Pointes, Syncope, Circulatory Collapse, Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Bradycardia

A 89-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IT with the following symptoms: depression,dyspepsia started Citalopram treatment (dosage: 40 Mg/day) on NS. Soon after starting Citalopram treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Palpitations
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Torsade De Pointes
  • Syncope
  • Circulatory Collapse
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Bradycardia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levosulpiride (25 Mg, Tid)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Citalopram side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest.
Bradycardia, Cardiac Arrest

A patient from IT was prescribed and started Citalopram on Dec 23, 2013. After Citalopram was administered, patient encountered several Citalopram side effects: bradycardia, cardiac arrest Additional patient health information: male , 66 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Citalopram dosage: 10 Gtt Daily;. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ramipril (5 Mg Daily)
  • Tolep -300 Mg Compresse - Novartis Farma (2 Df Daily)
The patient was hospitalized.
Bradycardia, Cardiac Arrest

This report suggests a potential Citalopram (citalopram) Cardiac Arrest side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 66-year-old patient from IT (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Citalopram (citalopram) (dosage: NA) starting Oct 01, 2010. Soon after starting Citalopram (citalopram) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Arrest
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Ramipril (ramipril)
  • Tolep (2 Dosage Forms, 1 D)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Citalopram (citalopram) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cardiac Arrest, may still occur.
Bradycardia, Cardiac Arrest

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Nov 22, 2013 by a male taking Citalopram (dosage: NA) . Location: IT , 66 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Citalopram side effects: bradycardia, cardiac arrest. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ramipril
  • Tolep
The patient was hospitalized.
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Cardiac Arrest, Ventricular Tachycardia, Electrocardiogram R On T Phenomenon, Bradycardia, Syncope

This Cardiac Arrest problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from IT. A 89-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression,dyspepsia.On NS a consumer started treatment with Citalopram (dosage: 40 Mg/d For 12 Months). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Levosulpiride (25 Mg, Tid)
When commencing Citalopram, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Electrocardiogram R On T Phenomenon
  • Bradycardia
  • Syncope
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cardiac Arrest, Ventricular Tachycardia, Torsade De Pointes, Electrocardiogram R On T Phenomenon, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Electrocardiogram T Wave Abnormal, Bradycardia, Dyspepsia, Palpitations

This is a Citalopram (citalopram) side effect report of a 89-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IT. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression,dyspepsia and was treated with Citalopram (citalopram) (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levosulpiride
  • Ramipril (ramipril)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Torsade De Pointes
  • Electrocardiogram R On T Phenomenon
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Electrocardiogram T Wave Abnormal
  • Bradycardia
  • Dyspepsia
  • Palpitations
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Citalopram (citalopram) could cause Cardiac Arrest and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Cardiac Arrest, Ventricular Tachycardia, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED on Aug 13, 2013. A female patient from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 89 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Citalopram. Patient felt the following Citalopram side effects: cardiac arrest, ventricular tachycardia, electrocardiogram qt prolonged. Citalopram dosage: 40 Mg.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Levosulpiride (75 Mg)
  • Ramipril
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
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Citalopram Cardiac Arrest Causes and Reviews


The heart has an internal electrical system that controls the rhythm of the heartbeat. Problems can cause abnormal heart rhythms, called arrhythmias. There are many types of arrhythmia. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or it can stop beating. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart develops an arrhythmia that causes it to stop beating. This is different than a heart attack, where the heart usually continues to beat but blood flow to the heart is blocked.

There are many possible causes of SCA. They include coronary heart disease, physical stress, and some inherited disorders. Sometimes there is no known cause for the SCA.

Without medical attention, the person will die within a few minutes. People are less likely to die if they have early defibrillation. Defibrillation sends an electric shock to restore the heart rhythm to normal. You should give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a person having SCA until defibrillation can be done.

If you have had an SCA, an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) reduces the chance of dying from a second SCA.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Citalopram Cardiac Arrest Reviews

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Mon, 21 Oct 2013

I was prescribed Citalopram hexal 20mg for depression. i was adviced by my doctor to start by 10mg a day. it's the third night now since i started, and now it's 3:30am!! i wake up with nightmare, feeling nervous, and stomach dysfunction. I also feel difficulty remembering, and i experience fast heartbeat as well. Actually I had refered to the doctor for memory problems. but now at fist things seem quite worse. however i'm going to keep going for now, fingrs crossed.

Mon, 22 Aug 2011

At the beginer I was very ancius but now I am better ,I have one month that I am uses and combine with ritrovil 2 mg in the evening . I want to know ,will have I side effect from the liver?
because I am with hepatiti c or any other problem ?Please answered me .

Sat, 03 Sep 2011

ichie scraching all over body and confused cant sleep what should i do

Tue, 25 Oct 2011

I have been prescribed Citalopram and for the first two months had started to feel better. However I noticed on my third prescription my regular pharmacist had changed the brand to aurobindo I didn't think anything of it at the time . However after two days of taking , I have started to experience a lighthead / dizziness. I continued to take the tablets hoping that the this would go , unfortunately it has become worse , to the point where I haven't wanted to partake in my usual activities , walking , swimming and daily tasks. I visited my GP yesterday who dismissed my experience . He did give me another prescription which I have taken to my regular pharmacy, who dispensed the original brand which I had previously taken without any side effects . I have decided to start coming of this type of medication due to my recent bad experience and shall begin reducing my dose over the next few weeks .

Wed, 10 Aug 2011

hello my doctor prescribed esCitalopram for 10 days ...he thought i was suffering from depresion ..because i had problems sleeping since 2 days.All i had was a breakup...i have taken 4 days of the medication 10mg esCitalopram cipradep plus.I dont want to take it any more can i stop useing it since it has only been 4 days.I feel fine i dont want to take medication and get addicted to it .Please help me.

Tue, 07 Jun 2011

Took me a month of 20mgs before the fatigue and nausea stopped, now im great, and have been for 3 yrs now! Citalopram works well for me..

Fri, 13 May 2011

Friend of my is on 20mg. Was on 10mg at first with no effect. Dosage increased to 20mg. Still no change after 3 weeeks, f anything worse. Cannot manage day to day simple chores. Excessive sleepiness and fatigue. Any suggestions?

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

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