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citalopram

Side Effects

List citalopram side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with citalopram:

Common side effects of citalopram:

  • Inability to have an ErectionSevere
  • Problem with EjaculationSevere
  • Sexual ProblemsSevere
  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • DrowsinessLess Severe
  • Dry MouthLess Severe
  • Excessive SweatingLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Involuntary QuiveringLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of citalopram:

  • Altered Interest in Having Sexual IntercourseSevere
  • ConfusedSevere
  • Excess UrinationSevere
  • Feeling RestlessSevere
  • FeverSevere
  • ItchingSevere
  • Loss of MemorySevere
  • Problem with PeriodsSevere
  • RashSevere
  • Trouble BreathingSevere
  • Absence of Menstrual PeriodsLess Severe
  • AnxiousLess Severe
  • Blood Pressure Drop Upon StandingLess Severe
  • GasLess Severe
  • Increased Production of SalivaLess Severe
  • IndigestionLess Severe
  • Inflammation of the NoseLess Severe
  • Joint PainLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Migraine HeadacheLess Severe
  • Muscle PainLess Severe
  • Numbness and TinglingLess Severe
  • Sinus Irritation and CongestionLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Taste ProblemsLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Weight LossLess Severe
  • YawningLess Severe

Rare side effects of citalopram:

  • A Feeling of Restlessness with Inability to Sit StillSevere
  • Abnormal Heart RhythmSevere
  • AbortionSevere
  • Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
  • Acute Kidney DiseaseSevere
  • Aggressive BehaviorSevere
  • Behaving with Excessive Cheerfulness and ActivitySevere
  • Bleeding of the Stomach or IntestinesSevere
  • Blood ClotSevere
  • Breast Fullness due to Milk ProductionSevere
  • Breast TendernessSevere
  • Continued Painful ErectionSevere
  • Decrease in the Blood-Clotting Protein ProthrombinSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • DelusionsSevere
  • Discharge of Milk in Men or Women when Not BreastfeedingSevere
  • Erythema MultiformeSevere
  • Extrapyramidal ReactionSevere
  • Extreme Sense of Well BeingSevere
  • Giant HivesSevere
  • HallucinationSevere
  • Having Thoughts of SuicideSevere
  • Hemolytic AnemiaSevere
  • HemorrhageSevere
  • Hemorrhage of Blood Under the SkinSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • Liver Tissue DeathSevere
  • Loss of One's Own Sense of Reality or IdentitySevere
  • Low Amount of Sodium in the BloodSevere
  • Mental Disorder with Loss of Normal Personality & RealitySevere
  • Mental ImpairmentSevere
  • Mood ChangesSevere
  • MyoclonusSevere
  • Neuroleptic Malignant SyndromeSevere
  • Panic DisorderSevere
  • ParanoiaSevere
  • Paroxysmal ChoreoathetosisSevere
  • Prolonged Q-T Interval on EKGSevere
  • Reaction due to an AllergySevere
  • SeizuresSevere
  • Serious Muscle Damage that may Lead to Kidney FailureSevere
  • Serotonin Syndrome - Adverse Drug InteractionSevere
  • Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
  • Very Rapid Heartbeat - Torsades de PointesSevere
  • Voluntary Movement DifficultySevere
  • Abnormal DreamsLess Severe
  • Abnormally Low Blood PressureLess Severe
  • Cannot Focus ThoughtsLess Severe
  • CataractsLess Severe
  • CoughLess Severe
  • Fast HeartbeatLess Severe
  • Frequent UrinationLess Severe
  • Grinding of the TeethLess Severe
  • Increased Levels of Prolactin in the BloodLess Severe
  • Indifferent BehaviorLess Severe
  • Involuntary Eye MovementLess Severe
  • Mild Degree of ManiaLess Severe
  • NosebleedLess Severe
  • Temporary Redness of Face and NeckLess Severe
  • Weight GainLess Severe

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CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

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