A study for a 45 year old man who takes Celexa - from FDA reports

5,594 males aged 45 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 45 year old male patient who has Chronic Depression. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Feb, 22, 2019

5,594 males aged 45 (±5) who take Celexa are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Celexa for a 45-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 45
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Chronic Depression
  • Drugs taken:
    • Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Suicide attempt
  2. Drug abuse and dependence
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  5. Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Weakness
  8. Death
  9. Headache (pain in head)
  10. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  2. Aggression
  3. Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  6. Suicidal ideation
  7. Headache (pain in head)
  8. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
  9. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  10. Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Weakness
  2. Weight decreased
  3. Apathy
  4. Eye movement disorder
  5. Fall
  6. Gait disturbance
  7. Coordination abnormal (abnormal movement)
  8. Swallowing difficulty
  9. Breathing difficulty
  10. Salivary hypersecretion (excess saliva secretion)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Weakness
  2. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  3. Vascular stenosis (abnormal narrowing blood vessels)
  4. Constipation
  5. Affect lability (emotional incontinence)
  6. Disturbance in attention
  7. Thinking abnormal
  8. Periorbital oedema (swelling around the eyes)
  9. Mania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood)
  10. Blood bilirubin increased
2 - 5 years:
  1. Fall
  2. Electrocardiogram qt prolonged
  3. Dizziness
  4. Emotional disorder
  5. Erection problems
  6. Head discomfort
  7. Apathy
  8. Cognitive disorder (mental health disorders affects learning, memory, perception, and problem solving)
  9. High blood cholesterol
  10. Acute myocardial infarction (acute heart attack)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Nightmares (unpleasant dreams)
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Erection problems
  4. Weight increased
  5. Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  6. Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
  7. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  8. Sleep talking (talking during sleeping)
  9. Diarrhea
  10. Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
10+ years:
  1. Depressed mood
  2. Suicide attempt
  3. Intentional overdose
  4. Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  5. Angioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis)
  6. Memory loss
  7. Urge incontinence (urinary incontinence)
  8. Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  9. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  10. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
not specified:
  1. Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Drug abuse and dependence
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Pain
  6. Drug ineffective
  7. Weakness
  8. Headache (pain in head)
  9. Diarrhea
  10. Chest pain

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Schizophrenia (a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes): 317 people, 5.67%
  2. Pain : 265 people, 4.74%
  3. High Blood Pressure : 231 people, 4.13%
  4. High Blood Cholesterol : 205 people, 3.66%
  5. Hepatitis C : 185 people, 3.31%
  6. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 168 people, 3.00%
  7. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 146 people, 2.61%
  8. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 135 people, 2.41%
  9. Depressed Mood : 122 people, 2.18%
  10. Sleep Disorder : 103 people, 1.84%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Seroquel (297 people, 5.31%)
  2. Aspirin (234 people, 4.18%)
  3. Simvastatin (219 people, 3.91%)
  4. Clozaril (219 people, 3.91%)
  5. Neurontin (215 people, 3.84%)
  6. Zyprexa (213 people, 3.81%)
  7. Lisinopril (207 people, 3.70%)
  8. Ambien (204 people, 3.65%)
  9. Xanax (196 people, 3.50%)
  10. Diazepam (193 people, 3.45%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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