The dose is 40mg once a day.
Is there a time limit on how long I can take citalopram?
Question posted by SHJH14 on 18 Nov 2012
Last updated on 20 November 2012
Hi. Usually all antidepressants you are on them for six months then the evaluation by the doc dertimine as to whether you must take a lower dosage towards stopping or you need to add a dosage then another six months
Hello SHJH14. If you mean in the context of long term usage in regards to how the drug might effect the mind and body, there are no statistics, data, studies done to give a answer to your question. Best of wishes, pledge
Dear SHJH14, I have been taking citalopram for about 7 years at 20 mgs a
day and it really helps my depression. I have no adverse side effects, and
plan on taking it as long as my Dr. allows. Stay Happy... DD
Hi, i've been on Citalopram for about 3 years now at 60mg (which is above the recommended dose) and have had no problems. My doctor isn't considering discontinuing it as he is happy that it is working for me. I know friends that have taken it for longer, again with no problems. There is a warning about heart damage/disease with this medication, but i haven't experienced any problems even though there are heart problems in my family.
There is no time limit to it. You can take it as long as you need it.
As long as it is working and not causing any ill effects, no, there is no time limit on how long you can take it.
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