"I was taken off cipralex due to the horrendous side effects. My P. Doc put me on citroplam 10 mg - I've been on just over 2 weeks but experiencing jaw clenching, diarrahea, anxiety, bouts of crying and so tired! The obsessiveness seems to have subsided somewhat, but there's still a cloud hanging over me! How long does it take this drug for full effects to kick in?"
23 Apr 2012
Dear Graceyc, I'm not very familiar with this medicine, but I would think it would definately be a good idea to report these side effects to your doctor. I'm sorry you're not feeling any better by now girl. Hope you get to feeling better soon. I will shoot you an email. Love, Ruthie
24 Apr 2012
Like other drugs of this type citalopram will not relieve your
symptoms straight away. You should start to feel better after a few weeks,
depending on your response. If you are still not feeling any better see your doctor again - your dose may need to be increased (the usual adult dose for depression is 20mg to 40mg daily).
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