Could my Citalopram be counterfeit?

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I've had headaches every day and general feeling not well for about 10 days.  I'm better now and it suddenly occurred to me that it started very soon after I started a new bottle of Citalopram.  I'm wondering if the drug could be fake and I've been going through unexpected withdrawal.

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    I've never had Citralopram in a bottle.  They've always come in a foil blister pack, in a cardboard box, and I had these for 15 years.  Does it come with a Patient Information leaflet and does it have a pharmaceutical company on it?

    Withdrawal symptoms I've had in the past were headaches, restlessness, nausea, trembling and a buzzing in my head like little electric shocks.

    It's probably best to buy from a chemist.  I don't think I'd buy on line.

    Can you get them checked out at a chemist?  

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    Could be generic and not the name brand.  Often generic not so effective.  I noticed difference with anti depressant I was taking and asked for named brand only.
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