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
- Check with your doctor before starting to take citalopram if you are trying to become pregnant, or plan to discontinue it if you’re already pregnant or you are breastfeeding
- 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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