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I was just wondering how the drug citalopram hydrobromide effects the metabolism and if causes you an increase or decrease in the weight of the person taking it.
by Meagan in Edmonton, AB, Canada, 10/24/2006
Food does not taste the same, flavor is dull and my mouth and tongue feel like it is a bit numb to taste, it almost feels like when you eat hot pizza and burn the roof of your mouth.
by Donna in Herkimer, NY, 03/07/2009
can a person taking citalopram take citalopramhydrobromide with no problems
by andy in tucson az, 12/15/2008
I have been taking citaopram for 5 weeks and started taking 20mgs from monday. Since the increase in dose, I have suffered constant vertigo and tinnutis 24 hours a day. I am now going to decrease the dose to 10mgs. Can someone tell me if tinnutis is r...
by rah fit in england, 09/29/2006
Classification: Antidepressant, selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor
See Also: See also Antidepressants.
Action/Kinetics: Acts to inhibit reuptake of serotonin into CNS neurons resulting in increased levels of serotonin in synapses. Has minimal effects on reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine. Peak plasma levels: 120-150 nmol/L after 2-4 hr. t 1/2, terminal: 35 hr. Half-life is increased in geriatric clients. Steady state plasma levels: About 1 week. Metabolized in the liver and excreted in the urine (35%) and feces (65%).
Uses: Treatment of depression in those with DSM-IV category of major depressive disorder.
Contraindications: Use with MAO inhibitors or with alcohol. Lactation.
Special Concerns: Use with caution in severe renal impairment, a history of seizure disorders, or in diseases or conditions that produce altered metabolism or hemodynamic responses. Safety and efficacy have not been determined in children. Do not confuse citalopram with Celebrex (celecoxib used as a NSAID) or Cerebyx (fosphenytoin sodium injection used to treat seizures).
Side Effects: CNS: Activation of mania/hypomania, dizziness, insomnia, agitation, somnolence, insomnia, anorexia, paresthesia, migraine, hyperkinesia, vertigo, hypertonia, extrapyramidal disorder, neuralgia, dystonia, abnormal gait, hypesthesia, ataxia, aggravated depression, suicide attempt, confusion, aggressive reaction, drug dependence, depersonalization, hallucinations, euphoria, psychotic depression, delusions, paranoid reaction, emotional lability, panic reaction, psychosis. GI: N&V, dry mouth, diarrhea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, increased salivation, flatulence, gastritis, gastroenteritis, stomatitis, eructation, hemorrhoids, dysphagia, teeth grinding, gingivitis, esophagitis. CV: Tachycardia, postural hypotension, hypertension, bradycardia, edema of extremities, angina pectoris, extrasystoles, cardiac failure, MI, CVA flushing, myocardial ischemia. Musculoskeletal: Arthralgia, myalgia, arthritis, muscle weakness, skeletal pain, leg cramps, involuntary muscle contraction. Hematologic: Purpura, anemia, leukocytosis, lymphadenopathy. Metabolic/nutritional: Decreased or increased weight, thirst. GU: Ejaculation disorder, impotence, dysmenorrhea, decreased or increased libido, amenorrhea, galactorrhea, breast pain, breast enlargement, vaginal hemorrhage, polyuria, frequent micturition, urinary incontinence, urinary retention, dysuria. Respiratory: Coughing, epistaxis, bronchitis, dyspnea, pneumonia. Dermatologic: Rash, pruritus, photosensitivity reaction, urticaria, acne, skin discoloration, eczema, dermatitis, dry skin, psoriasis. Ophthalmic: Abnormal accommodation, conjunctivitis, eye pain. Body as a whole: Asthenia, fatigue, fever. Miscellaneous: Hyponatremia, increased sweating, yawning, hot flushes, rigors, alcohol intolerance, syncope, flu-like symptoms, taste perversion, tinnitus.
Laboratory Test Alterations: Hepatic enzymes, alkaline phosphatase. Abnormal glucose tolerance.
Overdose Management: Symptoms: Dizziness, sweating, N&V, tremor, somnolence, sinus tachycardia. Rarely, amnesia, confusion, coma, convulsions, hyperventilation, cyanosis, rhabdomyolysis, ECG changes (including QTc prolongation, nodal rhythm, ventricular arrhythmias). Treatment: Establish and maintain an airway. Gastric lavage with use of activated charcoal. Monitor cardiac and vital signs. General symptomatic and supportive care.
Drug Interactions for
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors.
How Supplied: Tablets: 20 mg, 40 mg