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Review: could Celexa cause Palpitations (Heart palpitations)?

Summary: Palpitations is found among people who take Celexa, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Neurontin, and have Depression.

We study 27,492 people who have side effects while taking Celexa from FDA and social media. Among them, 466 have Palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Palpitations and more.

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Celexa

Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 30,736 Celexa users)

Palpitations

Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,127 Palpitations patients)

On Jan, 15, 2015: 27,467 people reported to have side effects when taking Celexa. Among them, 466 people (1.70%) have Palpitations.

Trend of Palpitations in Celexa reports

Time on Celexa when people have Palpitations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Palpitations20.83%22.92%2.08%16.67%37.50%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Palpitations when taking Celexa * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Palpitations0.00%0.22%3.35%11.38%14.06%24.11%22.99%23.88%

Severity of Palpitations when taking Celexa ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Palpitations12.50%56.25%25.00%6.25%

How people recovered from Palpitations ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Palpitations16.67%16.67%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (78 people, 16.74%)
  2. Anxiety (61 people, 13.09%)
  3. Hypertension (19 people, 4.08%)
  4. Pain (18 people, 3.86%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (18 people, 3.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (74 people, 15.88%)
  2. Xanax (70 people, 15.02%)
  3. Prozac (66 people, 14.16%)
  4. Zoloft (65 people, 13.95%)
  5. Aspirin (64 people, 13.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Started taking to manage migraines and anxiety that was leading to panic attacks. Been on it nearly 90 days, 20mg per day. Helped with headaches 100%. Lessened frequency of attacks. However, in last 4 weeks, experiencing mood swings, heart palps, mind racing, arms aching, neck stiffness and pain in upper back between shoulder blades, chest pains and increase in general anxiety
    , digestion problems.

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • been taking citalopram for 4 years and have had starting having heart palpatations

    Reply

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • Took Celexa 5mg for only 6 days. Started making me feel dizzy, lightheaded, SOB, and heart palpitations. Called doc and he stopped Celexa. Prescribed Klonopin as needed. how long will these symptoms last?

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