Citalopram Depression Side Effect Reports


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

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


Suicidal Ideation, Sleep Disorder, Abnormal Behaviour, Depression

This Depression side effect was reported by a health professional from DK. A 31-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Citalopram (dosage: 10 Mg Daily), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Citalopram the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Depression
These side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Abnormal Behaviour, Sleep Disorder, Suicidal Ideation, Depression

This Depression Citalopram side effect was reported by a health professional from GB on Mar 05, 2014. A Female , 31 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Citalopram. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Depression
. Citalopram dosage: 10 Mg, Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Levothyroxine
  • Liothyronine Sodium
Stress, Depression, Hypersomnia, Feeling Abnormal, Product Substitution Issue, Withdrawal Syndrome, Product Quality Issue

This is a Citalopram 20 Mg side effect report of a 31-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Citalopram 20 Mg (dosage:NA, start time: Jan 18, 2014), combined with:
  • Oral Contraceptives
, and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Hypersomnia
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Product Substitution Issue
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Product Quality Issue
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Citalopram 20 Mg treatment in female patients suffering from depression, resulting in Depression.
Completed Suicide, Depression, Alcohol Use, Treatment Noncompliance

A 19-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: depression started Citalopram treatment (dosage: NA) on 201209. Soon after starting Citalopram treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Completed Suicide
  • Depression
  • Alcohol Use
  • Treatment Noncompliance
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Citalopram side effects, such as Depression.
Depression, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Suicidal Ideation, Hypersomnia, Disturbance In Attention, Irritability, Antisocial Behaviour, Marital Problem

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Citalopram Tablets on Mar 18, 2014. Patient felt the following Citalopram side effects: depression, activities of daily living impaired, suicidal ideation, hypersomnia, disturbance in attention, irritability, antisocial behaviour, marital problem Additional patient health information: Female , 43 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Citalopram Tablets dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levoxyl
Restlessness, Nervousness, Disease Recurrence, Depression, Confusional State, Memory Impairment, Coordination Abnormal, Tremor, Disturbance In Attention

This report suggests a potential Citalopram Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 76-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Citalopram (dosage: NA) starting Nov 29, 2013. Soon after starting Citalopram the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness
  • Disease Recurrence
  • Depression
  • Confusional State
  • Memory Impairment
  • Coordination Abnormal
  • Tremor
  • Disturbance In Attention
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Trazodone
  • Actonel
  • Lamictal
  • Vitamin D
  • Multivitamin
Although Citalopram demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Mood Altered, Ejaculation Failure, Scab, Anhedonia, Paraesthesia, Hyperacusis, Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Panic Attack

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Dec 03, 2013 by a male taking Citalopram 20 Mg (dosage: 1 Pill A Day, Once Daily, Taken By Mouth) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 48 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Citalopram side effects: mood altered, ejaculation failure, scab, anhedonia, paraesthesia, hyperacusis, suicidal ideation, depression, panic attack. Additional medications/treatments:
Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Irritability, Weight Increased, Middle Insomnia, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Product Substitution Issue, Impaired Work Ability, Marital Problem

This Depression problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression.On Apr 01, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Citalopram (dosage: 1.5 Pills Once Daily Taken By Mouth). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Citalopram, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Weight Increased
  • Middle Insomnia
  • Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
  • Product Substitution Issue
  • Impaired Work Ability
  • Marital Problem
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Depression, Fatigue, Libido Decreased, Memory Impairment, Mutism, Personality Disorder, Psychotic Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Stress

This is a Citalopram side effect report of a 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CA. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Citalopram (dosage: 20 Mg (20 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ativan (lorazepam) (1 Mg (1 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
  • Clonazepam (clonazepam) (clonazepam)
  • Abilify (aripiprazole)
  • Kaletra (4 Dosage Forms (2 Dosage Forms, 2 In 1d))
  • Pantoprazole (pantoprazole)
  • Combivir (zidovudine W/lamivudine)
  • Calcium (calcium)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Libido Decreased
  • Memory Impairment
  • Mutism
  • Personality Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Stress
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Citalopram could cause Depression and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Hyponatraemia, Cerebrovascular Disorder, Cerebral Ischaemia, Anoxia, Extrapyramidal Disorder, Subdural Haematoma, Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Coma, Depression

This Depression side effect was reported by a pharmacist from IT on Jan 06, 2014. A patient from IT , 67 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Citalopram. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Citalopram side effects: hyponatraemia, cerebrovascular disorder, cerebral ischaemia, anoxia, extrapyramidal disorder, subdural haematoma, iron deficiency anaemia, coma, depression. Citalopram dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Tamsulosin
  • Rivotril (clonazepam)
  • Ranidil (ranitidine Hydrochloride)
  • Idroplurivit (vitamins Nos)
  • Amiodarone Hydrochloride (amiodarone Hydrochloride)?
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Oedema, Discomfort, No Therapeutic Response, Fluid Retention, Swelling, Stress, Depression

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 27-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Citalopram (dosage: One Pill), which was started on Jun 27, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Omerazole Dr 20 Mg
  • Ibuprofen 600mg
  • Suboxone
  • Xanex 0.5 Mg
When starting to take Citalopram the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Oedema
  • Discomfort
  • No Therapeutic Response
  • Fluid Retention
  • Swelling
  • Stress
  • Depression
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Tachyphylaxis, Apathy, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Decreased Interest, Nervous System Disorder, Depression

This Depression Citalopram side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Oct 23, 2013. A male , 22 years of age, weighting 163.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Citalopram. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Tachyphylaxis
  • Apathy
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli
  • Decreased Interest
  • Nervous System Disorder
  • Depression
. Citalopram dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Food Interaction

This is a Citalopram side effect report of a 49-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from DK, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Citalopram (dosage:20 Mg, start time: Jan 01, 2003), combined with:
  • Grapefruit Juice
, and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Depression
  • Food Interaction
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 depression, resulting in Depression.
Depression, Disease Recurrence, Headache, Abdominal Pain Upper, Decreased Interest, Decreased Appetite, Insomnia, Product Quality Issue

A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: anxiety,depression started Citalopram Hbr treatment (dosage: 1/2 Pill) on Jul 27, 2013. Soon after starting Citalopram Hbr treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Depression
  • Disease Recurrence
  • Headache
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Decreased Interest
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Product Quality Issue
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Citalopram Hbr side effects, such as Depression.
Neuropathy Peripheral, Depression, Head Discomfort, Tremor, Heart Rate Increased, Irritability, Headache

A patient from BR was prescribed and started Citalopram Sandoz on Jul 23, 2013. After Citalopram was administered, patient encountered several Citalopram side effects: neuropathy peripheral, depression, head discomfort, tremor, heart rate increased, irritability, headache Additional patient health information: male , 42 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Citalopram Sandoz dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lamitor
Depression, Headache, Tremor, Nausea, Asthenia, Intentional Overdose

This report suggests a potential Citalopram Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 44-year-old patient from IT (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Citalopram (dosage: 1 In 1 Total) starting May 23, 2013. Soon after starting Citalopram the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Depression
  • Headache
  • Tremor
  • Nausea
  • Asthenia
  • Intentional Overdose
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Xanax (alprazolam) (1 In 1 Total)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Citalopram demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Intentional Overdose, Headache, Nausea, Tremor, Asthenia, Toxicity To Various Agents, Depression

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jun 26, 2013 by a male taking Citalopram (citalopram) (dosage: 15 Ml,total) . Location: IT , 44 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Citalopram side effects: intentional overdose, headache, nausea, tremor, asthenia, toxicity to various agents, depression. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Xanax (alprazolam) ((2 Mg,total))
The patient was hospitalized.
Depression, Product Substitution Issue, Suicidal Ideation

This Depression problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression,panic disorder.On Jan 16, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Citalopram (dosage: 2x By Mouth). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Citalopram, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Depression
  • Product Substitution Issue
  • Suicidal Ideation
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Condition Aggravated, Depression, Product Substitution Issue

This is a Citalopram side effect report of a 24-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CA. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Citalopram (dosage: 40 Milligram Daily;) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Depression
  • Product Substitution Issue
This opens a possibility that Citalopram could cause Depression and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Condition Aggravated, Depression, Product Substitution Issue

This Depression side effect was reported by a physician from CA on Jun 03, 2013. A patient from CA , 70 years of age, was treated with Citalopram. Patient felt the following Citalopram side effects: condition aggravated, depression, product substitution issue. Citalopram dosage: 20 Milligram Daily;. These side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
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Citalopram Depression Causes and Reviews


Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have Depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include

  • Feeling sad or "empty"
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
  • Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum Depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.

There are effective treatments for Depression, including antidepressants, talk therapy, or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Citalopram Depression Reviews

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, 14 Mar 2011
omg - where do I start - I have a 2.5 year old and 7 months old have had Depression on and off for years but most recently GAD. I was prescribed 10mg Apo EsCitalopram - weeeeell I wish someone had warned me about the initial side effects.! DAMN! I've had my years on recreational drugs and my experience starting up on these sSRi's was like THE WORST COME DOWN I have ever experienced... well maybe not the worst... but damn close! Day 4 today and I decided not to take the 5mg valium I was given and feel so much better.. up until today.. I was sure this ssri was going to do way more harm than good.. I'll let you know how I feel in a week! ps deg less anxious than usual...
Tue, 29 Mar 2011
Yesterday was my first day....I did sleep better....and felt better right away...but I did hear things this morning and saw things that were not there....Can I stay on it for a month and get off of it.....just to take the edge off of my Depression? Will I gain weight?
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