Skip to Content

What are some side affects if you take to much citalopram?

Responses (4)

Inactive 29 May 2013

Hello mason55. Depending on the dose, any variety/number. Take only as prescribed. Nausea, sedation, shortness of breath, cardiac issues, blood pressure. Regards pledge

Dumpster Diver 30 May 2013

Dear mason55, When my Dr. increased my citalopram, I felt like I was half
drugged up. Kinda like in a zombie like state..I called him and he "said"
(in otherwords- his receptionist said- by all means go back to your lower, origional dose..) I have found that all Drs. love it when you actually want
less drugs... sincerely--- dumpster diver* I hope you adjust to your medication, and it
helps you as much as it has for me over the last 7 years!

Delila 30 May 2013

Hi, Pledge & Dumpster' have given you good answers already. I've just been reading through some more information that may prove valuable to you (& maybe other members?). I don't know if too much Citalopram was taken intentionally or if it was an accident, or if you are asking out of curiosity???
Here is part of a paragraph i read "Symptoms most often accompanying Citalopram overdose (alone or in combination with other drugs and/or alcohol), included dizziness, sweating, nausea, vomiting, tremor, somnolence, and sinus tachycardia. In more rare cases, observed symptoms included amnesia, confusion, coma, convulsions, hyperventilation, cyanosis, rhabdomyolysis, and ECG changes (including QTc prolongation, nodal rhythm, ventricular arrhythmia, and very rare cases of torsade de pointes). Acute renal failure has been very rarely reported accompanying overdose".

LouAnnP 1 Sep 2014

Diahhrea is a common side effect. Taking pepto bismol will help a lot. free discount card

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar Questions

Citalopram side affects?

Posted 20 Dec 2010 1 answer

How long do the affects of Citalopram last?

Posted 30 Aug 2014 1 answer

Citalopram - Do initial side affects go away?

Posted 31 Dec 2014 2 answers

Citalopram Start Up Affects?

Posted 10 Oct 2015 2 answers