Citalopram - 20

Citalopram - 20

CITALOPRAM
Class: Antidepressant (SSRI)
Strength: 20mg
Legal Status: POM (Prescription Only Medicine)
Indications: Depression; also licenced for Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Country of Origin: Ireland
Notes: One of the most-prescribed drugs of its type, citalopram seems to be effective in only around 60% of those prescribed. Many who are given it for anxiety report an INCREASE in symptoms, some suffering severe panic attacks, often within days of beginning treatment.
Increasingly SSRIs are replacing benzodiazepines as UK GPs first choice for GAD; however unlike BZDs, particularly those like alprazolam or lorazepam which have rapid onset of action, full effect may not be seen on those who tolerate citalopram for 10-14 days.

Manufacturer: Athlone Laboratories

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