I just started taking citalopram 10mg about 5 days ago, and I take it at night. I called my doctor about a very dry throat, which is causing me to have trouble swallowing, and it's playing on my fear that my throat will shut off. I just wish to have this dryness gone. I have been using biotene, sugarfree gum, and water. All work temporarily but not for more than 20-30 minutes. It is very frustrating. My provider said to wait until Thursday to see if it resolves on it's own. I am wondering how long does this last? Has anyone else had dryness to the point were it stops them from swallowing?