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Citalopram Side Effects

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Common Citalopram Side Effects


The most commonly reported Citalopram side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Completed Suicide (673)
Anxiety (336)
Dizziness (314)
Confusional State (312)
Fall (311)
Depression (308)
Overdose (306)
Toxicity To Various Agents (294)
Agitation (282)
Nausea (276)
Hyponatraemia (276)
Cardiac Arrest (271)
Serotonin Syndrome (265)
Headache (251)
Convulsion (231)
Tremor (217)
Suicide Attempt (214)
Respiratory Arrest (209)
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged (197)
Fatigue (195)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Citalopram Side Effects Reported to FDA



Citalopram Side Effect Report#9978172
Completed Suicide
This is a report of a 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Citalopram (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Levothroid
  • Amlodipine
  • Lamotrigine
  • Risperidone
  • Naltrexone
  • Esomeprazole
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Completed Suicide after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Citalopram treatment in female patients, resulting in Completed Suicide side effect.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9978163
Completed Suicide
This report suggests a potential Citalopram Completed Suicide side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Citalopram (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Citalopram the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Completed SuicideAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Diltiazem Xr
  • Metoprolol
  • Sitagliptin
  • Alprazolam
Although Citalopram demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Completed Suicide, may still occur.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9978146
Completed Suicide, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
This Completed Suicide problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Citalopram (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Bupropion
  • Amitriptyline
When using Citalopram, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Completed Suicide, Cardio-respiratory ArrestAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Completed Suicide, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9976108
Congenital Hydronephrosis, Haemangioma, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy
This Congenital Hydronephrosis side effect was reported by a health professional from DK. A male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Citalopram (drug dosage: 10 Mg), which was initiated on
May 02, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Trevilor (75 Mg)
  • Metobeta (100 Mg)
  • L-thyroxin (125 Micrograms)
  • Fragmin (7500 Iu)
  • Ass (100 Mg)
  • Folio (0.4 Mg)
.After starting to take Citalopram the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Congenital Hydronephrosis, Haemangioma, Foetal Exposure During PregnancyThese side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9976095
Gestational Diabetes, Premature Rupture Of Membranes, Foetal Heart Rate Deceleration Abnormality, Caesarean Section
This is a report of a 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DK, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: anxiety disorder, who was treated with Citalopram (dosage: 10 Mg, start time:
May 02, 2012), combined with:
  • Trevilor (75 Mg)
  • Metobeta (100 Mg)
  • L-thyroxin (125 Micrograms)
  • Fragmin (7500 Iu)
  • Ass (100 Mg)
  • Folio (0.4 Mg)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Gestational Diabetes, Premature Rupture Of Membranes, Foetal Heart Rate Deceleration Abnormality, Caesarean Section after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Citalopram treatment in female patients, resulting in Gestational Diabetes side effect.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9975863
Cardio-respiratory Arrest
This report suggests a potential Citalopram Cardio-respiratory Arrest side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 21-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Citalopram (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Citalopram the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Cardio-respiratory ArrestAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Methadone
  • Oxycodone
  • Acetaminophen/hydrocodone
  • Clonazepam
  • Quetiapine
  • Venlafaxine
  • Aripirazole
Although Citalopram demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cardio-respiratory Arrest, may still occur.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9975851
Completed Suicide
This Completed Suicide problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Citalopram (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Bupropion
  • Acetaminophen/diphenhydramine
When using Citalopram, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Completed SuicideAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Completed Suicide, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9975765
Completed Suicide
This Completed Suicide side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 53-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Citalopram (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fluoxetine
  • Pregabalin
.After starting to take Citalopram the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Completed SuicideThese side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9975760
Completed Suicide
This is a report of a 23-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Citalopram (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Lamotrigine
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Completed Suicide after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Citalopram treatment in female patients, resulting in Completed Suicide side effect.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9975753
This report suggests a potential Citalopram Death side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Citalopram (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Citalopram the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:Additional drugs used concurrently:
  • Promethazine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Olanzapine
  • Alprazolam
Although Citalopram demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Death, may still occur.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9975743
This Death problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 56-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Citalopram (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Nortriptyline
  • Promethazine
  • Metoprolol
When using Citalopram, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Death, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9975738
Completed Suicide
This Completed Suicide side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 74-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Citalopram (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (nos)
  • Chlorthalidone
  • Rifaximin
  • Pramipexole
.After starting to take Citalopram the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Completed SuicideThese side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9973370
This is a report of a 29-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Citalopram (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Oxycodone
  • Clonazepam
  • Diphenhydramine
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Citalopram treatment in male patients, resulting in Death side effect.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9973369
This report suggests a potential Citalopram Death side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 29-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Citalopram (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Citalopram the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:Additional drugs used concurrently:
  • Morphine
  • Hydromorphone
Although Citalopram demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Death, may still occur.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9973113
Completed Suicide, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
This Completed Suicide problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 27-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Citalopram (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Methadone
  • Alprazolam
  • Amphetamine
  • Thc Homolog
When using Citalopram, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Completed Suicide, Cardio-respiratory ArrestAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Completed Suicide, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9973023
Completed Suicide
This Completed Suicide side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 30-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Citalopram (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Carbon Monoxide
.After starting to take Citalopram the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Completed SuicideThese side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9973021
Urinary Retention, Chest Pain
This is a report of a 67-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: depression,chest pain, who was treated with Citalopram (dosage: 20 Mg Daily, start time: 2008), combined with:
  • Rythmodan (500 Mg Daily)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Urinary Retention, Chest Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Citalopram treatment in male patients, resulting in Urinary Retention side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9973008
Psychotic Disorder
This report suggests a potential Citalopram Psychotic Disorder side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 22-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from DE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Citalopram (dosage: 20 Mg, Daily) starting 201201. After starting Citalopram the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Psychotic DisorderAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Citalopram demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Psychotic Disorder, may still occur.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9970055
Haemangioma, Hydronephrosis
This Haemangioma problem was reported by a physician from DE. A male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Citalopram (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Trevilor
  • Metobeta 100 Retard
  • L-thyroxin
  • Fragmin 7500
  • Ass 100
  • Folio
  • Insuman Basal
When using Citalopram, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Haemangioma, HydronephrosisAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Haemangioma, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9969960
Poisoning Deliberate, Cerebrovascular Accident, Loss Of Consciousness, Vomiting, Pain
This Poisoning Deliberate side effect was reported by a health professional from FI. A 85-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Citalopram (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxazepam
  • Venlafaxine
  • Temazepam
.After starting to take Citalopram the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Poisoning Deliberate, Cerebrovascular Accident, Loss Of Consciousness, Vomiting, PainThese side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9967743
Nausea, Dizziness Postural, Tremor, Flat Affect, Decreased Appetite
This is a report of a 24-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Citalopram (dosage: NA, start time:
Feb 09, 2014), combined with:
  • Microgynon
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Nausea, Dizziness Postural, Tremor, Flat Affect, Decreased Appetite after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Citalopram treatment in female patients, resulting in Nausea side effect.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9967667
Bladder Pain, Cystitis Noninfective, Dysuria
This report suggests a potential Citalopram Bladder Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety and used Citalopram (dosage: NA) starting
Dec 06, 2013. After starting Citalopram the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Bladder Pain, Cystitis Noninfective, DysuriaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Amlodipine
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Irbesartan
Although Citalopram demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Bladder Pain, may still occur.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9967652
Urinary Retention, Chest Pain
This Urinary Retention problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 67-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression,chest pain. On 2008 this consumer started treatment with Citalopram (dosage: 20 Mg Daily). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Rythmodan /00271801/ (500 Mg Daily)
When using Citalopram, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Urinary Retention, Chest PainThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Urinary Retention, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9967140
Completed Suicide, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
This Completed Suicide side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 26-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Citalopram (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amitriptyline
  • Cyclobenzaprine
.After starting to take Citalopram the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Completed Suicide, Cardio-respiratory ArrestThese side effects may potentially be related to Citalopram.
Citalopram Side Effect Report#9967117
Completed Suicide
This is a report of a 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Citalopram (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Acetaminophen/hydrocodone
  • Tramadol
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Completed Suicide after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Citalopram treatment in female patients, resulting in Completed Suicide side effect.


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The appearance of Citalopram on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Citalopram Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Completed Suicide 295
Anxiety 254
Dizziness 220
Nausea 207
Agitation 197
Headache 196
Overdose 196
Confusional State 192
Hyponatraemia 191
Depression 189

What are common Citalopram Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Completed Suicide 313
Fall 136
Toxicity To Various Agents 126
Confusional State 120
Depression 119
Serotonin Syndrome 108
Overdose 103
Cardiac Arrest 94
Tremor 92
Dizziness 90

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    Citalopram Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0054-0062
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameCitalopram
    NameCitalopram
    Dosage FormSOLUTION
    RouteORAL
    On market since20040525
    LabelerRoxane Laboratories, Inc
    Active Ingredient(s)CITALOPRAM HYDROBROMIDE
    Strength(s)10
    Unit(s)mg/5mL
    Pharma ClassSerotonin Reuptake Inhibitor [EPC],Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors [MoA]

    Citalopram Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 7792

    Citalopram safety alerts: 2012 2011 2007 2005

    Reported deaths: 943

    Reported hospitalizations: 2058

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