The national OCD charity, run by and for people with lived experience of OCD
Citalopram, sometimes known here in the UK as Cipramil has been available since 1995.
It’s a mixture of two stereoisomers: R-citalopram and S-citalopram (unlike Escitalopram which is only one enantiomer, s-citalopram). Citalopram is available on prescription in either tablet or liquid drop form which you take with water.
- It usually takes 4 to 6 weeks for citalopram to work
- NHS Choices report that Citalopram can affect an unborn baby, so it is important to tell your doctor straight away if you’re trying to get pregnant or become pregnant while taking it
- Take citalopram once a day. You can take it with or without food
- Citalopram tablets come in different strengths ranging from 10mg to 40mg
- In the United States, Citalopram carries a warning stating it may increase suicidal thinking and behaviour in those under age 24
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