Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, which work on neurotransmitters by increasing serotonin levels. Many medical experts believe depression is caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitters such as serotonin. Studies show there may be less serotonin in the brains of depressed people. Celexa is used to treat depression and also for treating: panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, premenstrual dysphoric syndrome, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Sleep, appetite or energy may show some improvement within the first 1-4 weeks. Improvement in these physical symptoms can be an important early signal that the medication is working. Depressed mood and lack of interest in activities may need up to 6-8 weeks to fully improve.
Celexa is available as 10, 20, and 40mg coated tablets or as a liquid solution taken orally. Your doctor will likely prescribe a 20 mg dose of citalopram, taken once a day, to start. That dose could be increased gradually to 40 mg a day as you adjust to the medication. It can be taken with or without food. It is very important that Celexa pills be swallowed whole and not chewed, broken, or crushed.
Wellbutrin Sr (Bupropion) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with a certain type of depression called major depressive disorder. Doctors have also prescribed Wellbutrin off-label to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and in tandem with other medications - particularly SSRIs - to treat bipolar disorder. It works by affecting the balance of chemicals that occur naturally in the brain. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Under the brand name Zyban, bupropion has also been prescribed to help people quit smoking.
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While depressed mood and lack of interest in activities may need up to 4-6 weeks to improve, disturbances in sleep, energy, or appetite may show some improvement within the first 1-2 weeks. Improvement in these physical symptoms can be an important early signal that the medication is working.
The usual recommended dose is 100 mg to 150 mg once daily. In some cases, doses of up to 300 mg per day may be used. Daily doses over 150 mg are divided into two doses. Do not exceed the maximum dose of 300 mg per day, and do not take a single dose greater than 150 mg. Multiple daily doses should be taken at least 8 hours apart. It is very important that Wellbutrin Sr pills be swallowed whole and not chewed, broken, or crushed.
I suffer from anxiety and insomnia. Being the age I am my doctor did not want to prescribe me anything that was just for sleep that could cause a dependence. She prescribed me Celexa at bedtime for the anxiety and due to the side effect drowsiness, that way I was able to get to sleep. I am know on the max dose and have been so happy, able to sleep and not feel so anxious. This pill has very minimal side effects and works wonders in a persons life.
I was prescribed Celexa for mild depression and anxiety. I was a pessimistic person too often, but around times like the holidays and wintertime, it was much worse. Depression was like a bottomless pit and it only took a simple memory or reminder to drag me down again. I've been on 10 mg of Celexa since Oct. 2, 2016 and I truly feel it has made me manage my moods so much better. Unrelated, I started a strict keto diet a few week later, dropped 20 lbs. and feel better than I have in more than 30 years (I'm 44). I recommend Celexa. The first two weeks felt like I could either faint or throw up, especially in the morning. If I were you, I'd stick it out; it does pass and you'll start to feel better around week three.
I had a very extreme reaction initially with frequent vomiting and diarrhoea, basically unable to keep anything down so had to come straight off it. Tried it again starting on a lower dose of 10mg which I increased to 20mg once I was settled, and also used Omeprazole to prevent sickness. Doing this helped me get started on Celexa with lessened side effects.
I just wanted to say that I had a lot of these negative symptoms when I was in the generic "Buproprion" (headaches, vivid nightmares) but after switching to the "name brand only" I no longer had those horrible side effects.. It's hard to tell in these reviews which people are taking the generic version ( which was horrific) and who is reviewing the actual Wellbutin SR. The name brand worked so much better!!!
The first 3 days were like how other describe as a mild acid trip. There was no sleeping. After that things normalized quickly until i did not even noticed i was on any meds except i was less depressed. The anxiety took a few years to get under control. I also get 30x0.5mg xanax a month to stop any panic attacks when they start. I have never needed to increase my benzo because i refuse to use them in a way that builds tolerance. I may go a few days without taking one then i will have an attack and may need 3 over the course of the day. I didnt think much about drinking on Wellbutrin because i didnt notice a difference. Then i have read horror stories about combining drinking and Wellbutrin. I do not have those or any other ill effects but i dont recommend it for others due to what i read
27 year old male with a history of anxiety and depression. I can honestly say this is the best antidepressant I have taken. I have tried many with terrible side effects that did not work but Wellbutrin 300 close worked wonders. It has given me energy and hope that I didn't think was possible after being extremely suicidal and lethargic. Constipation and very vivid dreams are the only side effect I can report which are not deal breakers for me. Glad I tried it. Been on it for over a month and still feeling hopeful.