Still scared, didn't take prescription last time. Keep looking for alternatives
Hi Anne I am sorry nobody got around to your question but to be very honnest i had to go thru 3 different refferences to find your Answer This part is just my oppinuin but no 5htp would not be better than the new medications known as ssri's I well put down in a second a piece i found and i copy and pasted it but i just wanted you to know that with side effects however rare even if it really was not from this medication but one that is related to it they have to put it down as a side effect because it belongs to the same family.AS you well see Pancreatitis is a side effect of Celexa but so rare i mean very rare and you would have to take it and see if it kicks it up in you it did say that people with controled Pancreitis have had no problems taken this medication and i am sure your doctor weight the benifits verses not before prescribing it. I don't know what your other med's are i friended you if you want me to check anythng else but i would feel very safe taking this medication with your problem the side effect is like nil..Now days there is no reason to suffer when so many things are avalible i am proof with all the problems i have had and still live with even with agoriphobia all my life and panic etc i managed to work over 35 years as a licenced/certified Pharmacy Technician until i was forced after being crushed between bumpers on a car i was towing for a friend and i just could not handle being in a semi body cast for at least 6 months the feeling of being trapped and not being able to get out..anyway after my name well be the copy and paste of a article i read to answer your question if your still worried bring your concerns to the doctor but most people i have seen take this and with your problem had no ill effects..Have a great day enjoy life it is too short stay possivive my dear.i hope this well help Chuck retired Pharmacy Technician Cpht pdx. this is the copy Gastrointestinal
Gastrointestinal side effects including nausea (up to 21%), diarrhea (8%), and dyspepsia (5%) have been reported. Increased saliva and flatulence have been reported frequently. Gastritis, gastroenteritis, stomatitis, eructation, hemorrhoids, dysphagia, teeth grinding, gingivitis, and esophagitis have been reported infrequently. Colitis, gastric ulcer, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, duodenal ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux, glossitis, jaundice, diverticulosis, rectal hemorrhage, pancreatitis, and hiccups have rarely been reported. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage has been reported to be temporally associated with the use of citalopram (the active ingredient contained in Celexa)
A study of 26,005 antidepressant users has reported 3.6 times more upper GI bleeding episodes with the use of SSRIs relative to the population who did not receive antidepressant medications. Upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding was observed in 4.1 times more frequently in patients receiving citalopram.
- Celexa Information for Consumers
- Celexa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Celexa (detailed)
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