Can citalopram make you wheezy?
Do not take Citalopram-GA if you are allergic to it or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body, or rash, itching or hives on the skin.
What are the most common side effects of citalopram?
Common side effects may include:
- problems with memory or concentration;
- headache, drowsiness;
- dry mouth, increased sweating;
- numbness or tingling;
- increased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, gas;
- fast heartbeats, feeling shaky;
- sleep problems (insomnia), feeling tired;
- cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat;
How long does it take your body to adjust to citalopram?
Citalopram should start helping with depression within one to two weeks. It can take a little longer for you to feel the full effects of the medication. For anxiety, it can take up to four weeks for the benefits to be noticed.
Is citalopram hard on the heart?
A recent study by the Forest Research Institute in the USA has shown that higher doses of citalopram can cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart. In rare cases these changes can result in serious heart problems.
Can citalopram affect your breathing?
Citalopram can cause a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms can include: trouble breathing. swelling of your face, tongue, eyes, or mouth.
Can citalopram cause breathlessness?
Seek immediate care if you experience an irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness, or fainting while taking citalopram. If you are taking citalopram, your health care professional may occasionally order an electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) to monitor your heart rate and rhythm.
Is 10mg citalopram effective for anxiety?
Conclusion: This psychometric re-examination of a citalopram dose-response trial has shown that the pure antidepressive or antianxiety effects can be observed after 6 weeks of therapy even in a dose of 10 mg daily. However, both 10 mg and 20 mg daily had lower effect sizes than 40 mg and 60 mg daily.
Does citalopram make you feel worse at first?
Citalopram will not work straight away. You may feel worse before feeling better after starting the medicine. Your doctor should ask to see you again 2 or 3 weeks after you first start taking the medicine.
Can citalopram make you short of breath?
If you are currently taking citalopram at a dose greater than 40 mg per days, talk to your health care professional. Seek immediate care if you experience an irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness, or fainting while taking citalopram.
What should you avoid when taking citalopram?
Do not use citalopram with buspirone (Buspar®), fentanyl (Abstral®, Duragesic®), lithium (Eskalith®, Lithobid®), methylene blue injection, tryptophan, St John’s wort, amphetamines, or some pain or migraine medicines (eg, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, tramadol, Frova®, Imitrex®, Maxalt®, Relpax®, Ultram®, Zomig®).