Is there any problem with taking Celexa 20mg in the AM and PM vs taking 40mg in the evening? It seems that when I take 40mg at night it really screws up my sleep and makes me feel like crap. When I have tried splitting the 40mg pill and take it in the AM and PM I do not have this problem. Is this 2x a day @ 20mg each equally effective?
Hi, there isn't particularly anything wrong in splitting the dose to 20mg twice daily, it would be more sensible to get the 20mg pills prescribed rather than splitting the 40mg. If you take the 2 doses at the same times everyday then it should be fine. Other than this, have you tried taking the 40mg dose at bedtime? I know some other people that have done this and it worked well for them. How long have you been taking them? You might find over time that your body is more tolerant of the tablets. It certainly worked that way for me. Ensure your doctor is aware of how you are taking your medication. Celexa have a long life so if you decided to take the 40mg dose at bedtime you would still benefit from the medication throughout the day.
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