Citalopram different make from pharmacy

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Hi everyone I hope your all doing well,I started citalopram 4 weeks ago and it's been a horrible bumpy ride if am being honest but around week 4 I started to feel better side effects eased off etc and then I went to get my repeat prescription and they gave me a completely new make if citalopram 20mg and I can only describe since taking them that I feel am going though the same side effects I did at the start of week one, is this normal ?? Has anyone else experienced this ? They are making me feel terrible chest pains high anxiety etc thanks in advance 👍🏽

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    I seen many complain of adverse effects when changing from one brand to another. This could be due to fillers. Call pharmacy and see why the change then tell your Dr.
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      Yes there was another thread similar to this. It may havebeen an Anna?

      but exactly Same problem..there was quite a lengthy discussion on it

      she did manage to sort it.

      pharmacys often get what the manufacturer sends

      but your obviously very sensitive to the changes

      i shall watch for this myself too

      have been ok so far 

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    Funny that I've suddenly having a bad bout of anxiety and insomnia and recently had 3-4 different batches. Went back to the docs and I have to reduce my 40mg cit tapering and he prescribes me 15mg mitt to help with the sleep. Whilst I'm reducing I have 40, 20 and 10 mg of cit to use all different brands. Quite concerned now. Will obvs take them cos if I don't all hell will brake loose, but I will certainly be having a word with the gp when I go back!! If this is the case I will be fuming!!!!!!!!

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      Be very careful you don't get confused with the doses and over or underside yourself. That will give u awful problems

      Easy to do wen u have differant strengths

      Write a plan out and dble ck yr dose

      U can get a pill cutter £2 which helps

      I reduced 2013 from 20mg and it took a year

      I did NOT have any side withdrawal effects this way

      I reduced by 2.5 mg a time

      Each reduction over 2-4 weeks

      If at any time I felt a wobble I stayed on the week before dose then started again

      I was rigidly pedantically medical about it!

      But u will read nite mare stories people who dropped too quickly

      I did 20/17.5/20/17.5....

      Then 17.5/17.5/17.5/......


      And so on

      The key is slow and very careful

      Good luck

      Ps I had to go back on it in jan this year. I am great again now. I prob need a small dose for life tobe honest


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