I am just curious to see if anyone has give this to a 17 year old and what the effects have been before I give this to her. I am very worried about the side effects in a 17 year old
Hi, i would advise you to make yourself aware of the possible side effects that she could develop. These are all potential, and many people may develop a few, but certainly not all of them!! The main things you need to watch for are thoughts of harming oneself or suicidal thoughts, which require immediate medical attention. I started taking an SSRI when i was 13, and it really improved my quality of life. It can take a while for someone to settle with antidepressants so don't be surprised if your daughter doesn't notice a positive difference right away. I'm hoping her doctor/psychiatrist has explained how the medication works? These medications are being prescribed to teenagers much more frequently these days with very positive results
Great answer, Delila! Here is a listing of POSSIBLE side effects of Celexa ~ these apply to people of any age ~ the most common being dry mouth, sleepiness, and nausea which can easily be managed with home/OTC remedies and usually resolve in days to a couple of weeks. Far less than 10% of patients report ANY of the side effects listed and certainly not ALL.
- Citalopram Information for Consumers
- Citalopram Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Citalopram (detailed)
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