Citalopram hydrobromide side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Citalopram hydrobromide side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Citalopram hydrobromide. The review is based on 25,193 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Citalopram Hydrobromide

Citalopram hydrobromide has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Citalopram hydrobromide 28,839 users)


On Jan, 30, 2019

25,193 people who take Citalopram Hydrobromide are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Citalopram hydrobromide side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Angle closure glaucoma (term used for several ocular diseases that ultimately result in increased intraocular pressure (iop) and decreased visual acuity)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
  • Sopor (sleep)
1 - 6 months:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Somnambulism (sleep walking)
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Obsessive thoughts (intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry)
  • Anencephaly (absence of a major portion of the brain, skull, and scalp that occurs during embryonic development)
  • Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Vomiting
  • Fall
6 - 12 months:
  • Small for dates baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)
  • Maternal drugs affecting foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)
  • Alanine aminotransferase increased
  • Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity)
  • Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  • Multiple congenital abnormalities (more than one birth defects)
  • Oedema peripheral (superficial swelling)
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Fallot's tetralogy (birth heart defect of 5 chambers)
1 - 2 years:
  • Visual field defect
  • Azoospermia (absence of motile (and hence viable) sperm in the semen)
  • Maternal drugs affecting foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Blood glucose decreased
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
  • Metamorphopsia (a type of distorted vision in which a grid of straight lines appears wavy and parts of the grid may appear blank)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
2 - 5 years:
  • Electrocardiogram qt prolonged
  • Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally)
  • Fall
  • Retroperitoneal fibrosis (a rare disorder that occurs when extra fibrous tissue forms in the area behind the stomach and intestines)
  • Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity)
  • Alcoholism (problems with alcohol)
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Ventricular fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)
  • Drug toxicity
  • Affective disorder (mental disorder)
5 - 10 years:
  • Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  • Sjogren's syndrome (a disease that causes dryness in the mouth and eyes)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Alanine aminotransferase increased
  • Blood pressure decreased
  • Bronchial carcinoma (lung cancer)
  • Fall
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
10+ years:
  • Perforated ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Hip arthroplasty
  • Lumbar vertebral fracture
  • Migraine (headache)
  • Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (a serious medical condition where a newborn baby's lungs cannot provide their body with enough oxygen)
  • Pallor
  • Platelet count abnormal
  • Psychological trauma
  • Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
not specified:
  • Vomiting
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Death
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Overdose
  • Cardiac arrest

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Weight decreased
  • Death
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
male:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Death
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Pneumonia
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Premature baby
  • Small for dates baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Hydrocephalus (water on the brain)
  • Maternal drugs affecting foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)
  • Pulmonary hypertension (increase in blood pressure in the lung artery)
  • Cerebral infarction (less blood supply to brain resulting tissue damage)
  • Somnambulism (sleep walking)
  • Congenital pulmonary valve atresia (malformation of the pulmonary valve in heart by birth)
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
2-9:
  • Accidental drug intake by child
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Abnormal behaviour
  • Autism (a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts)
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Dysphemia (stammering or stuttering)
  • Haemangioma (noncancerous, abnormally dense collections of dilated small blood vessels that may occur in the skin or internal organs)
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
10-19:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Overdose
  • Suicide attempt
  • Vomiting
  • Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Aggression
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Disorientation (disability in which the senses of time, direction, and recognition of people and places)
  • Drug abuse
20-29:
  • Dizziness
  • Gastric ulcer perforation (stomach hole due to ulcer)
  • Death
  • Vomiting
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Respiratory arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Overdose
  • White blood cell count increased
30-39:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Overdose
  • Pregnancy
  • Suicide attempt
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Respiratory arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)
  • Visual field defect
40-49:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Death
  • Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Suicidal ideation
50-59:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Death
  • Respiratory arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide attempt
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
60+:
  • Vomiting
  • Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  • Death
  • Weight decreased
  • Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
  • Fall
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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