I have been taking it for over a year and was doing well. It seems like all of a sudden it just stopped helping.
Does Citalopram just stop working?
- 30 Aug 2013 by cheflucy
- 30 August 2013
Have you had any new trauma's in your life that could increase your depression? This could make it seem as though the medication isn't working as well. If nothing has changed & there are no life changes happening, then a dose increase may be considered? I don't know what dose your are currently taking, but you can take a maximum of 40mg per day. You should discuss this with your doctor though, don't increase your medication without seeking advice. Other than that, a change of antidepressant may be considered...
Hello chefrlucy.. Yes it can. The body over time will build up a tolerance. I suggest you ask your doctor to increase the dose. If not possible, a new drug will likely be implemented to replace the Citalopram. Regards pledge
Have you recently started on another medicine? sometimes the new drug can negate the effectiveness of citalopram.
Thank the Gods, this has not happened to me, yet? It has been awhile since
I started Citalopram 20 mg. About 7 years..allready... I love not being
depressed all the time. But, of course, certain days and situations get to
me. I also take a low dose of Clonazapem, with it. As other people, suggested
talk to your Dr. about maybe an increase. So sorry your times are rough
right now. One day at a time, it will get better. Hang in there, we care! ~~DD~~
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