I just got on a anti-depressant. It is the first one I have ever been prescribed. It's called celexa. I just started it today, a few hours after i took it I felt nauseated,very dizzy, a little blurred vision, and a bit unsteady when I stand. Are these side effects something I should be concerned about?? If so should I go in right away... Or is this normal to start out with?
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Celexa Side Effects
Generic name: citalopram
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, overactive reflexes;
headache with chest pain and severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats;
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, feeling unsteady, loss of coordination; or
trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, confusion, hallucinations, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops.
Less serious side effects of citalopram may include:
drowsiness, tired feeling;
sleep problems (insomnia);
mild nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, dry mouth;
cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough;
increased sweating or urination, weight changes; or
decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
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I suggest you contact your Dr. and inform him / her what you are experiencing. What concerns me the most is vision problems, if your condition gets worse before you can talk to you Dr., please have someone take you to the Er or simply Call 911.
- Celexa Information for Consumers
- Celexa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Celexa (detailed)
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