Hi, I have a general anxiety disorder and have been on 20mg citalopram for 4 weeks now, the 2 weeks were by far the worst and caused so many side effects but now most of them have gone yet I have this tiredness constantly and fatigue, I can barely function from how tired I am and struggle to get through a day without napping, is this a side effect of citalopram? and if so will it get better?
20mg citalopram and tiredness?
Question posted by Con96 on 16 May 2017
Last updated on 20 June 2020
Hi, Con! Lethargy, lack of energy, and unusual tiredness CAN be rare side effects of citalopram, but they generally resolve within a few days to a week or two. Are you taking your meds in the morning or at bedtime?
Speak to your doctor about these effects because you may need a dosage adjustment or to try a different medication because it sounds as if you're having a hard time.
Best regards and good luck with this.
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