Increase in weight effect of Citalopram

We have 1383 consumer reports for Citalopram. Increase in weight effect occurred in 18%.

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  1. Leslie C. Sanford says:
    3.0 rating

    Citalopram for Overweight

    I gained 7 kg in 7 months. By Restharn annoying Nachtröpfeln after going to the toilet. According to urologist 250ml residual urine.

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  2. Diana M. Correa says:
    3.0 rating

    Citalopram for Overweight

    take 12 months of citalopram and gained 20 kg.

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  3. Etta J. Shore says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Fibromyalgia; Depression

    I first got Citalopram for my depression about 18 months ago, at that time I did not know that I had fibromyalgia. After my diagnosis was confirmed my doctors told me that citalopram has a positive effect on fibromyalgia. Citalopram increases the serotonin levels in the body, which is in fibro. Patients very low. Now take Amineurin in the evening, so I had some difficulties at the beginning, now it works. I also take acemetacin, also for the fibro. I have been on inpatient treatment at the rheumatism center Herne for 14 days on all medication. Since then, the pain is a bit more bearable! I am happy to answer questions about the treatment in the rheumatism clinic

    Side effects: Increase in weight; Fatigue
  4. Daniel L. Petty says:
    3.0 rating

    Citalopram for Pain (back); High blood pressure

    For all of the drugs I have a side effect particularly noticed namely weight gain. I have in the 3 months 10 kg increased. But otherwise I can only recommend them except citalopram because I know nothing of side effects.

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  5. Keeley L. Kale says:
    2.5 rating

    Citalopram for Adh syndrome

    At higher dosage, easy weight gain. Effect is great, the inner restlessness and the urge to move is under optimal control!

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  6. Mary T. Diaz says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Unrest; Sleep disorders

    Mirtazapine left me immediately after evening intake after 2 hours fall into a deep sleep, but I am very bothered by the strong daytime daze, from 15 to 30 mg was high doses. 2 kilo increased but I’m doing well. I barely But sleeping disorder was corrected. I have now got 10 mg of citalopram in the morning to lift the drowsiness of mirtazapine, which worked very well the last few days, again wacher.die fear was mirtazapine has become less so, as soon as a panicatake has approached it has not come to an outbreak. Only a little heartbeat was over soon. By the beginning of citalopram until now as side effect, slight restlessness, again somewhat anxious, however the doctor meant that would be the initial side effects .. I am strong and consider it .. unpleasant for anxious patients because the fear rises again something. well wait .. is hip .. have more drive again, and partly good mood, I feel better .. hold out just takes his time until the body has got used to it …

  7. Carmela R. Saenz says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Aggressiveness

    I had started with 10 mg in the morning and now I am at 40 mg; the first 2 weeks of ingestion were horrible – & gt; Nausea, circulatory problems, dry mouth, tiredness, insomnia, nightmares; I am taking 40 mg, strong weight gain, bad complexion, insomnia; Nightmares, heavy sweating especially at night and nervousness; have reduced my dose back to 20 mg, side effects continue, but to date, weight is stable

  8. Lucie R. Barr says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Epilepsy; Depression

    Hello, I have been suffering from Absences since my childhood, this was treated and at the age of 13 I was able to sell my medication. I was young and not so smart, I celebrated a lot and drank alcohol. At the age of 17 I had big seizures, at that time I was assigned to Topamax. I also tolerated so well, great side effect you can eat everything you want and does not increase. At first I lost about 6 kg, because I was already very thin anyway, my former neurologist told me to take as much fat as possible to me otherwise we have to change. I did not want a drug changeover, so almost all I got from MC Donalds was not bad either. Unfortunately last year in the summer the Topamax did not work as it should, so I had an aura of anticipation. I’ve been to the doctor told that I’m sure that I’ll get a seizure, of course that did not take me seriously. Well then I had 2 seizures and switched to Keppra, since then I take the drug I tolerate it well, but now I have gained 6 kg, but as long as I’m fine, it should be me right. Because health is the highest good!

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  9. Frank R. Smith says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Psychosis; Depression

    I take the two medications now 2 years ago, since 2004, I have received several tablets from different manufacturers. As a side effect is an extreme weight gain since 2004 about 40kg. Extreme at Risperdal I had 10kg per week at the beginning increased. Other side effects are listlessness, drive weakness, communication disorders and sexual listlessness

  10. Maryjane V. Cloud says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Bipolar disorder; Depression

    Since I take now 15mg Cipralex instead of 40mg Citalopram now 3 months, I can only confirm that Cipralex actually works better. Side effects with citalopram: nevertheless depression (recurring), visual disturbances after ingestion, sweating, weight gain, massive restlessness. These NW have improved considerably. It is therefore in my experience really advisable to change. The KK paid Cipralex. I have been without depression for a long time and that makes life easier and more liveable. NW at Cipralex: the first 3-4 weeks tired, otherwise I can not report anything negative about Cipralex.

  11. Lisa J. Rushing says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for A headache; Drive disorders; Sleep disorders; Depression

    Due to a very late recognized sinus vein thrombosis (head), I suffer for 11 years of chronic brain pain, which have a strong impact on my entire life. Unfortunately, normal analgesics do not help at this point. Tramal drops were prescribed for me, they help because they look central. But have huge side effects. Due to the chronic intake creates a dependency, Without it can not go, with going for other things like sexuality, lust for life, Apetit, and lost hope for a normal life. A severe depression developed, but I did not realize it until I was ready to wake up in the morning. Feelings for my little son or husband were blown away. The worse you were, the more you distanced yourself. I have worked so hard in my work that I have developed a so-called stress epilepsy due to the existing brain cortex due to my acute brain thrombosis. If there was too much stress then I got numbness in my fingers or in my shoulder. The closer it came to the seizure, the more it tingled in my head, in addition, there was a very enormous pressure on my head .– then came directly the cerebral seizure ……. After that, nothing went, I suffered Amnesia, did not know names or the reason why I was suddenly surrounded by doctors and hung up on an infusion. Only after hours did the memories come back. Many drugs have been tried, many with unbearable side effects. Unfortunately I am still not perfect today.

  12. Joseph D. Rufus says:
    4.0 rating

    Oxygesic 200mg a day + Oxygesic acute each 10mg if needed and 40mg citalopram. I came to Oxygesic only after repeated Drug rotating, ie changing the drug group. Before morphine, Jurnista and Palladon, also in combination with Lyrica, or gabapentin, dexamethasone, Novalmin Tr. Constantly increasing need for Oxygesic to cope with the pain. Permanent fatigue, weight gain 20kg, hunger, constipation, erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, forgetfulness, decreased brain power, irritability Despite Movicol, the constipation is terrible. Once a week, the tissue tears into the anus and then bleeds. Hellish pain. The pain-relieving effect is good with Oxygesic, which is why I stayed there at the moment. Eventually a setting on L-polamidon will be made soon. The ever growing Oxygesic needs make my pain Dr. Concern. Unfortunately, I am retired very early and can drive (by Oxygesic) no car. Sport is no longer possible and the hobby is only very limited possible. The positive attitude to life is almost gone. Contacts tear off and every day the question why am I good for what else can I teach my children what to offer my wife?

  13. Joel D. Rosado says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Sleep disorders; Depression

    I was diagnosed with depression with emotional instability and impulsivity at the beginning of the year. The diagnosis of depression was not new, including ih already suffered in 2010/2011; the rest is / was new. In addition to depression, I suffer from sleep disorders and examination phobia. Since then, I take 15 mg of citalopram every morning and have no side effects from this medication. It helps me with the depression as well as my phobia. I’m not sure about the phobia yet, because I have no exam situations at the moment. Things look different with the medications that help me with insomnia. First I got Seroquel 75 mg, at night. Here I had only side effects … Dizziness (especially in the morning), headaches, exciting breasts, weight gain, I have not come out of bed and was tired all day. Then I tried 50 mg Seroquel Retard with the hope it will get better. No, the side effects remained. Now I have mirtazapine for some days, first 7.5 mg. Mirtazapine is intended to support citalopram, as well as help with sleep disorders and examination phobia. Unfortunately, my weight continues to rise. I hope my weight levels up again, because so slowly the weight gain is the most depressing! If nothing changes until the next visit to the doctor, I have to talk to my psychiatrist again urgently. I would just like to take the citalopram and if need be raise it.

  14. Carol L. Temple says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Borderline; Sleep disorders; Depression

    Side effect Seroquel: heavy weight gain, heavy addiction (already after one week of use), lethargy, circulatory problems / breakdowns; Secondary reaction Tavor: no side effect Citalopram ratiopharm: only at the beginning of therapy: severe restlessness; only on discontinuation of therapy: severe restlessness, dizziness, malaise, poor reaction time, blurred vision, dry mouth, as if packed in cotton; Side effects Citalopram: only at the beginning of therapy: very strong clockness, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, increased blood pressure, nervousness, dry mouth; Side-effects during weaning: inner restlessness, malaise, withdrawal symptoms;

  15. Kyle J. Moore says:
    4.5 rating

    Due to a post-traumatic stress disorder (depersonalization, anxiety, depression, etc.) that I have had since childhood, I have been taking the tablets for about 4-5 years. Before that, I got fluoxetine (which was less well), which I unfortunately discontinued after a certain amount of time even without any agreement. It was incredibly bad after the abrupt retirement, it was probably the worst time of my life. I had very strong depersonalization attacks as well as depressions that felt very bad. Then I found a doctor who immediately prescribed me a new psychotropic drug. He was a neurologist himself and assured me that citalopram is better than fluoxetine. I was not disappointed and take it until today! At the beginning I took 10 mg then 20 mg and then 30 mg. I always take the tablets in the evening! I do not want to mention the side effects that I had in the beginning, as they are likely to occur only at the beginning and are not permanent (I think 2-6 weeks, probably the normal getting used to). The permanent side effects are: fatigue (which also gives you a sense of security and freedom from anxiety, as well as a looser style, but which also brings with it fatigue, so it definitely is with me) gaining weight of about 20 pounds! (I think it’s because of the increased appetite as well as the slowed down metabolism, but you can step into it by feeding on a regular basis as well as exercising regularly) Dependency (you really are more or less dependent, you can not just drop them or just 2) Do not take for days, especially one should always pay attention to reserve especially when the pack is coming to an end) Increased sweating (I sweat personally much more, probably because of the weight gain or because of the side effects of the tablets or maybe it’s both reasons However, it is easier for me to live with the side effects than with my illness. It is important to mention: The tablets alone do not help but are a kind of support! What you should definitely do is a good therapy so that you understand all the fears and learn to deal with them. Because the fear of fear is one of the worst things in the beginning! Which helped me a lot, besides the pills as well as some therapies and talks: my religion. Personally, I am also a religious person (Islam) which in any case gives me a lot of strength and steadfastness to deal with this disease, as well as the patience and hope to be rewarded by God personally (due to my patience). If I did not have that conviction and hope, everything might look very different. Thank you for your time and for your interest. I hope we can do it all!

  16. Justin C. Henderson says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    I have had experiences with three medicines, which I took one after the other. First of all citalopram, saroten (amytriptilin) and tianeurax (tianeptin) belong in this order. Reason for my treatment is a 13 months continuous dizziness that is still my daily companion and is the cause of my depression. I’ll try to write as much as possible about all medications. These are different for each of me it was like this. 1. Citalopram. Taken for 3 weeks. A new generation serotonin reuptake inhibitor with a drive-enhancing component. My doctor recommends one tablet in the evening before going to bed. Of this I can only advise against it is impossible to sleep after that the drive-increasing effect occurs very quickly. That’s why I always took those in the morning. The sleep rhythm is a bit confused. Already in the first days you can feel the drive increase significantly. the mood-enhancing effect did not really work for me but some side effects. To mention would be there, for example the inner restlessness, sleep disturbances, mood swings and motivational problems. The drive increase is not always advantageous. It often happened that I just had to walk around the apartment because I could not sit still. All in all quite bearable but only if the desired effect can be achieved. I think the drive increase did not have to be that when the mood improves that comes automatically. Citalopram is one of the antidepressants with very little side effects. However, there is an improved version called: escitalopram supposedly with even fewer side effects and better effects. 2. Saroten (amytritilin). 4 weeks ingestion. An old-school tryptic antidepressant. It inhibits both the uptake of serotonin as well as dopamine and norepinephrine. Accordingly diverse are also the side effects. I took 1 tablet (50mg) every night. After that, I slept as well as I did not sleep for a long time. As a sleeping aid so very suitable. The mood-enhancing effect did not occur here on me. I probably would have needed to take her longer. As I read from other reports, it can sometimes take 6-8 weeks. But the side effects do not make it easy. Already after the first night I had a slight dizziness. In the days after dry mouth (especially at night). Fuck no matter attitude, circulatory weakness when getting up, tiredness all day, and very fussy cravings for sweets. In 4 weeks I have already gained 2 kg. For me absolutely unacceptable because I was ever overweight and thus again Depressed was. And an antidepressant should do exactly the opposite. Luck problems I had no luck. By and large, a good drug sleep problems, panic attacks and fears you get so well and quickly under control. For me but contraindicated. 3. Tianeurax (Tianeptin) Only admitted in Germany since November 2012. Before that there were only in France and Austria. I was very skeptical before I took that and read a lot about it. Tieneptin is the only known drug that enhances serotonin uptake. In fact, he does exactly the opposite of what the other antidepressants do. But the secret is probably somewhere else. Anyway, I am very pleasantly surprised. I take the drug now for 10 days daily 3 tablets (12.5mg). For me, the effect came after a week already. I’m in a very good mood, I’m motivated and doing the things that I used to put off, like sorting paperwork on my desk. I have fun keeping up my social contacts and can even do sports again without any side effects hindering me. I’m optimistic again and emotionally balanced. It is neither impulsive nor sedative and I appreciate that very much. The taste of food is somehow more intense. I feel that as positive. The first night I had a funny dream. Otherwise I have no side effects so far. That’s how I imagine the effects of an antidepressant. It looks very inconspicuous. Unfortunately, my dizziness is still unchanged, but now I have reason to hope for improvement. A little tip on the edge for those who have to deal with depression. Short-term relief and immediate mood-enhancing effects can be achieved with a completely sleepless night. I tried it myself. In the evening a Citalopram taken, the night gone through and behold at 8 or 9 o’clock you are slightly scratched but has a really good mood. that holds

  17. Marni L. Martell says:
    3.5 rating

    Citalopram for Borderline; Depression

    Side effect venlafaxine: weight gain, headache, dullness Side Effect Citalopram: very severe headache Side Effect Edronax: nausea, hammering headache Side Effect Sertraline: Water retention

  18. Dana J. Hess says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Anxiety disorders

    I was suffering from burnout syndrome in 2007. My fear had so caught me that I was no longer able to leave the house let alone that I could be alone at home. I got my citalopram from my neurologist, which was slowly increased in 5 mg steps. At first I had strong restlessness, but this is normal to evaluate because it is a drive-enhancing drug. The feeling disappears but the body must first adjust to it. I arrived at 25 mg and did not have to take more. Behavioral therapy is the right therapy which should be done in order to relive the fears. I also got occupational therapy at the beginning of the illness, but in the sense that someone came to my home to desensitize me first. Although I have also gained a good 12 kg but that is more water retention because the metabolism is just a bit sluggish, but you should not blame the drug right now but look if it could not just be because you come to rest and maybe just easy not as much movement as before. I would say that’s the reason for me. I was always annoyed about the weight gain, but now no more than at some point you put the drug off again and then the body gives back the kilos by itself. You do not have to gain additional stress by gaining weight but should be aware that it is so much better. AND– that it will be fine