I take citalapram (celexa) 40 mg per day but lately I have a lot of trouble with anxiety. I am 82 . Have been taking celexa for over a year.
Hello, sorry it has taken so long for you to get a response! Yes anxiety is a possible side effect of Citalopram. Has your lifestyle changed at all recently? Can you think of any reason for your anxiety? If it continues, your doctor may prescribe an add on medication, for example i take Citalopram and i also take Pregabalin (Lyrica) for GAD. Alternatively, there is the option to switch to Lexapro (Escitalopram) which is more suited to anxiety but will still treat your depression and is in the same family of Citalopram. Have a chat with your doctor about this..
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