Citalopram Side Effects
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Your Citalopram Side Effect submission can play a very important role. Reporting your experience could help identify an unknown risk and inform other patients and health care professionals.
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It is very important to keep track of all side effects and discuss them with your doctor. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Active Ingredient: CITALOPRA ESCITALOP
Side Effects reported to FDA: 6000. View Citalopram Adverse Reports
Reported deaths: 867
Reported hospitalizations: 1929
Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) - Drug Safety Communication: Revised Recommendations, Potential Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythms
AUDIENCE: Psychiatry, Cardiology
ISSUE: FDA is clarifying dosing and warning recommendations for the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide; also available in generic form). In August 2011, FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication (DSC) stating that citalopram should no longer be used at doses greater than 40 mg per day because it could cause potentially dangerous abnormalities in the electrical activity of the heart. Citalopram use at any dose is discouraged in patients with certain conditions because of the risk of QT prolongation, but because it may be important for some of those patients to use citalopram, the drug label has been changed to describe the particular caution that needs to be taken when citalopram is used in such patients. The revised drug label also describes lower doses that should be used in patients over 60 years of age.
Read the FDA Drug Safety Communication for additional information.
BACKGROUND: Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide; also available in generic form) is in a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
See the FDA Drug Safety Communication for additional recommendations for healthcare professionals and patients.
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Citalopram Adverse Reactions
Completed Suicide ( 452 Reports)|Anxiety ( 271 Reports)|Fall ( 271 Reports)|Dizziness ( 265 Reports)|Depression ( 259 Reports)|Confusional State ( 245 Reports)|Agitation ( 229 Reports)|Overdose ( 225 Reports)|Cardiac Arrest ( 224 Reports)|Hyponatraemia ( 215 Reports)|Serotonin Syndrome ( 208 Reports)|Nausea ( 206 Reports)|Convulsion ( 185 Reports)|Headache ( 181 Reports)|Respiratory Arrest ( 180 Reports)|Condition Aggravated ( 176 Reports)|Suicide Attempt ( 170 Reports)|Tremor ( 162 Reports)|Vomiting ( 161 Reports)|Malaise ( 153 Reports)|Suicidal Ideation ( 149 Reports)|Diarrhoea ( 147 Reports)|Fatigue ( 143 Reports)|Intentional Overdose ( 142 Reports)|Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged ( 130 Reports)|Loss Of Consciousness ( 120 Reports)|Somnolence ( 114 Reports)|Dyspnoea ( 111 Reports)|Insomnia ( 109 Reports)|Aggression ( 108 Reports)|