CELEXA Reviews

Average Rating: 3.2 (1087 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR CELEXACOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
DOSAGE
DATE ADDED
 
 3  Depression Excessive sweating What I liked about this drug was that I could think clearly, had less anxiety and more motivation. Unfortunately it was causing me to sweat to the point of dripping all day and night so I had to come off F 39 2 weeks
10mg
11/4/2021
 1  Anxiety disorder I was having burning substations all under my upper chest area and forearms. Set me into major panic attacks. I thought I was gonna have to go to hospital. Only took it 5 days that was on the fifth day. I've been off it now 5 days and still getting occasional burning sensations. With panic attacks and taking clonazapam to help with panic from these weird body sinsations. My doctor told me I'm to sensitive to meds. So I'm hoping this finally leaves my nervous system. F 64 5 days
5 mg 2X D
9/20/2021
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 3  Anxiety Disorder I started 10 mg of celexa at end of May and it helped after about a month but I still have bad days where I feel like really disconnected and just can't enjoy anything and other times I feel just fine. I talked to my dr. about going up to 20 and she prescribed me 20 mg but I'm just worried to take it because I had horrible side effects when I started at 10 mg. If you've had a similar experience and can provide advice please feel free to email me i would really appreciate it. F 22 3 months
10 mg 1X D
9/3/2021
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 1  Anxiety and depression I am writing in retrospect about this drug that I took in 2012. Something went wrong while I was taking it when I was changing dose from 10mg to 20mg and it caused me to have a severe mental breakdown making me totally suicidal. I was rescued by taking 120mg Duloxotine although it took me one year to stop being suicidal. Citalopram is not safe. DONíT TAKE IT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. ITíS TOO RISKY! M 45 2 months
20mg
7/11/2021
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 1  Depression Vivid nightmares, no sex drive I had the worst nightmares on this medication- vivid nightmares every night that had me feeling terrified and disturbed. I had never had nightmares of that frequency and vividness until I took Celexa. Horrible experience. F 31 60 days
30 mg 1X D
4/3/2021
 3   Increased Anxiety Insomnia Panic Attacks F 51 3 months
1X D
3/17/2021
 4  Anxiexty Depression Suicidal Thought Nausea Eurporia Belly ache headache when I forget it.. Me and Mr. CELEXA are like a functioning married couple good days and some bad. Only issue is when we have to recalibrate it.. and a mid crash by noon Some days I struggle to stay awake. F 38 3 years
80 1X D
12/1/2020
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 3  Anxiety panic disorder Anxiety sweaty palms and feet clenched jaw increased worry tiredness after taking 7 days into celexa and it has had an impact already. The last 2 days have been relatively fine 5 days prior were awful with anxiety and panic but I'm hopeful in another 7 days it will be even better. Getting outside and doing things really help. Don't lay inside all day even tho you may want to believe me I know the feeling. M 26 7 days
10 1X D
11/24/2020
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 1  Anxiety Caused a gambling addiction - this is common and well documented but very little known. Got put on this at the same time as a friend who mortgaged his house to feed his gambling obsession. If I wasn't on the same thing I would never have believed it myself but the gambling was 100% due to the drug and went away as soon we quit. Weirdest thing. Sadly he lost his home because of it. Can cause a gambling addiction in some people. Look it up. Normal people suddenly gambling away everything. It changes you. M 40 2 years
1X D
10/29/2020
 5  Depression No side effects It's amazing! I can finally sleep, eat, concentrate and remember things now. F 21 1 months
20 MG 1X D
10/11/2020
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 3  Post-partum depression Almost all the side effects and a couple additionally: Diarrhea, nausea, shaking, chills, burning skin, vertigo, dry mouth, extreme thirst, and greater anxiety... For 36 hours. I thought dying might be preferable to this, but also felt dying was in the realm of possibilities... It was miserable. To be fair, I was supposed to start with only half a pill, and didn't realize that wasn't a "suggestion" until it was too late. However, half a pill was still too much for my husband (who started it at the same time as me for ongoing depression) and we had to go get him a half prescription and cut that one in half (20--> 5 mg). As it wore off, I did "feel normal" for a few hours before being depressed again. So I guess it could work, but I think I'll try some alternatives before I try this again, since my depression is pretty mild. (Gabacalm, St. John's wart). Husband is overweight... 270-ish? I'm 135 lbs. I don't take any other medications. We eat extremely well - flexitarian. F 33 1 days
20 mg
9/10/2020
 3  Anxiety/Sleep Problems Increased anxiety, transient rapid heart rate, head pressure, mild drugged feeling Most troubling side effect is 4-6 hours of increased anxiety 3-4 hours after taking 10mg Celexa at 7AM daily. This started on day 7 and has not gotten worse (now day 10). Oddly my sleep has actually improved. I am going to soldier through several more days as I have read increased anxiety is a normal for the first 2-3 weeks. M 60 10 days
10 1X D
9/7/2020
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 3  Anxiety/Sleep Problems Increased anxiety, transient rapid heart rate, head pressure, mild drugged feeling Most troubling side effect is 4-6 hours of increased anxiety 3-4 hours after taking 10mg Celexa at 7AM daily. This started on day 7 and has not gotten worse (now day 10). Oddly my sleep has actually improved. I am going to soldier through several more days as I have read increased anxiety is a normal for the first 2-3 weeks. M 60 10 days
10 1X D
9/7/2020
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 1  Depression/Anxiety Impotence, lethargy, somnolence, lack of motivation, apathy, weight gain (10 lbs), increased appetite... I hate that drug so much! I almost don't remember anything while I was on it because I was sleeping 20h on 24h. I had to stop University until I switch to Prozac that was a million time better. M 32 30 days
20 mg 1X D
8/28/2020
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 1  Anxiety/ panic I only took it once around 11 AM after waking up for the first time and not long after I experienced extreme nausea and projectile vomiting as well as terrible trouble falling asleep and constant panic for hours. I was really hopeful... I also experienced constant brain zaps on and off and it is now two days later and I'm still feeling the after effects... if anything I feel like it made my anxiety worse. Although I hope this doesn't discourage anyone because everyone is different but for me I don't think it's going to be good especially because it made me more suicidal than I ever normally would be. F 21 1 days
20mg 1X D
8/9/2020
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 5  Anxiety, panic attacks Weight gain was my only side effect for the first 18 years. From day 1 I never felt like I was on medication and my anxiety improved 100 %. I still have panic attacks but they are few and far between. I am looking to try another drug only because Iím having some side effects: fatigue, excessive perspiring, higher blood pressure to name a few. No other reason for the side effects have come to light, so we are trying the change. I had outstanding results on Celexa. F 73 19 years
10 1X D
7/31/2020
 5  Anxiety/menopause Only major side effects I have noticed is morning sleepiness and then weight gain. But its nice to actually have my appetite back because before I was on celexa I couldnt eat because of severe anxiety was so bad. For me its been good. But 1st month on it was definitely a little rocky but I pushed through because I had read up on it and the side effects are always worse in the beginning for most ppl. Stick with it if you can. Is a very slow recovery so you have to have patience for sure. F 51 4 months
10 mg
6/8/2020
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 1  Anxiety disorder Terrible insomnia worsening anxiety and intrusive thoughts feeling paranoid Not good for anxiety and PTSD F 28 5 weeks
20mg
5/29/2020
 1  Depression Hair loss, Crazy sex drive, Strange attitude, Worse depression, Mad thinking, Skin ageing, Burning scalp Made most of my hair fall out and made me more depressed and angry was awful and a waste of time M 28 4 months
40
11/15/2019
 1  Anxiety 6 hours into taking this medicine I feel very tired I feel like I am moving in slow motion, Very dizzy lower legs are tingling. No more no how no way! F 56 1 days
10
11/8/2019
  

CELEXA  (CITALOPRAM HYDROBROMIDE):  Citalopram is used to treat depression. It may improve your energy level and feelings of well-being. Citalopram is known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). This medication works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance (serotonin) in the brain.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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