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Overdose

People who take too much citalopram may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shakiness (tremor)
  • Drowsiness
  • Fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Amnesia (memory loss)
  • Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Trouble breathing
  • Blue skin
  • Muscle pain
  • Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Coma
  • Loss of life.
     
If you happen to overdose on citalopram, seek medical attention immediately.
 
(Click Celexa Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Methods

Citalopram should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture or heat. The tablets and liquid form should be kept in an airtight container.
 
Keep citalopram and all medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your citalopram as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of citalopram.
 

Who Makes Citalopram?

It is manufactured by Forest Pharmaceuticals. Generic citalopram is made by several manufacturers.
 

Strengths

Citalopram tablets are available in three strengths:
 
  • Citalopram 10 mg tablets
  • Citalopram 20 mg tablets
  • Citalopram 40 mg tablets.
     
The liquid form of citalopram is available in one strength -- Citalopram Oral Solution 10 mg per 5 mL (equal to 10 mg per teaspoonful).
 
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