I found that pill on my dresser and questioned my mother if it was her's knowing it was not anything I take. She did say it was. My questions about it is, she is a type 2 diabetic and does take medication daily. Does this medication have any side effects/increased side effects while mixing the two? Also, she was diagnosed several years ago with Seborrheic Dermatitis and for several months now her hair has gotten worse with falling out and not growing back so the dermatologist recommended a over the counter vitamin to help with the loss and help with re-growth. Does the Citalopram cause or increase the amount of hair loss? By the way she is 64 and she and my father have been in the process of building their dream home for almost two years now (so I'm realizing why she is taking the citalopram). Last but not least, being she is type 2 diabetic and apparently under more stress than I realized, is there any other stress related rx's with less side effects? I have been concerned for over a year now she was showing signs of early onset Alzheimer's since her mother had that but reading the side effects of this drug I now realize it is just this medication causing the forgetfulness and not remembering things and the sleeping all the time.
Since you don't name the drug your Mom takes for her diabetes, go to the top of this page to Drug Interactions, type in citalopram and look through the list of 100's of drugs that interact with it. If your Mom is sleeping all the time, it may well be that her depression is not fully treated. Sleeping most of the day is a symptom of depression, as well as not remembering things. I can't rule out dementia but keep that in the back of your mind. My mother has the exact same symptoms and it's depression in her case.
Hi, some of the potential side effects of Citalopram that could be contributing to the things you have listed are: confusion, loss of memory, skin rash or itching, behaviour changes similar to drunkenness, difficulty concentrating, redness, tenderness, itching, burning, or peeling of the skin, confusion as to time, place, or person, hives, Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abnormal glucose tolerance, thirst, Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abnormal bleeding of the skin, acne, alopecia, dermatitis, dry skin, eczema, photosensitivity reaction, psoriasis, purpura, skin discoloration, urticaria. I know this is a long list, and as i stated these are POTENTIAL side effects, but some of them could explain some of your mums symptoms - attributing them to the use of Citalopram?
- Citalopram Information for Consumers
- Citalopram Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Citalopram (detailed)
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