citalopram

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I have been taking Citalopram for about 3 years, first 20mg, then 30mg and then in August increased to 60mg. I started t have some memory difficulties. In October I had 2 massive seizures resulting in brain injury. I now have constant seizure activity.  Too many problems to mention here but my life is ruined.  I am still having tests but at the moment the most likely cause is Citalopram.

 

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    I am so very sorry. Citalopram has ruined my life too. Are you still on citalopram? I hate these meds so much.
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    I actually thought the maximum dosage was 40mg 😱 hope you're okay and getting the help you need x
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    Hi Sara...so sorry to hear what this dreadful pill has done to you..yes the maximum dose is 40 mg..this max dose was brought in a few years back because it was realised anything above 40 mg was dangerous..you need to get advice on this as your GP was wrong to prescribe this massive dose

    I truly hope your life settles back down 

    kind regards 

    Pat

    I have just weaned myself off 40 mg..it's taken a year and these last 2 months have been dreadful...it's a nasty drug 

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    I am so sorry to hear that. I have just started taking citalopram long term and this is the first bad thing I have heard.

    I hope the doctors can find the root of the problem and you can start to get better.

    are you in the US? The maximum dose here is 40mg. X

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    I queried the dose with my GP a while ago but she said that it is still quite common to prescribe 60mg. I would be interested to know if 40mg maximum was just a recommendation or whether it was meant to be an absolute maximum.  To be fair I believe the seizure threshold lowering is a very rare side effect but really, I wouldn't want my worst enemy to go through this, I have been left with a brain injury and amnesia.

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    Hi Sara..I would of thought that the pharmacist,who knows more about drugs,dosage etc would have noticed if this was wrong?..have you asked a pharmacist?... I hope things get better for you soon x
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