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What happens when you stop taking citalopram?

What happens when you stop taking citalopram?

Stopping citalopram abruptly may result in one or more of the following withdrawal symptoms: irritability, nausea, feeling dizzy, vomiting, nightmares, headache, and/or paresthesias (prickling, tingling sensation on the skin). Depression is also a part of bipolar illness.

How long after stopping citalopram do withdrawal symptoms start?

Withdrawal symptoms usually come on within 5 days of stopping the medicine and generally last 1 to 2 weeks. Some people have severe withdrawal symptoms that last for several months or more. See your doctor if you get severe withdrawal symptoms after you stop taking antidepressants.

Is citalopram bad for your liver?

Some antidepressants can damage your liver over time, including monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, tricyclic or tetracyclic antidepressants, bupropion, duloxetine and agomelatine. Antidepressant drugs with a lower risk of liver damage include citalopram, escitalopram, paroxetine and fluvoxamine.

What happens if I Stop Taking citalopram?

If you suddenly stop taking citalopram, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as mood changes, irritability, agitation, dizziness, numbness, tingling or electric shock-like sensations in the hands or feet, anxiety, confusion, headache, tiredness, nausea, sweating, shaking,…

What do you need to know about citalopram withdrawal?

If you suddenly stop taking citalopram, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as mood changes, irritability, agitation, dizziness, numbness, tingling or electric shock-like sensations in the hands or feet, anxiety, confusion, headache, tiredness, nausea, sweating, shaking, and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

How long do the withdrawal symptoms of citalopram last?

The duration of the symptoms of Citalopram (Celexa) detoxification will vary by person. Some patients say their withdrawal symptoms subside after a few weeks, whereas others experience symptoms for several months.

Can citalopram cause withdrawal symptoms?

Agitation

  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Vivid dreams
  • Drowsiness
  • Electric shock sensations
  • Fatigue
  • Temperature sensitivity