Citalopram HBR Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Sexual Function
  • Problems With Ejaculation
  • The Inability To Have An Erection

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Nausea

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Problem With Menstrual Periods
  • A Skin Rash
  • Agitation
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Confusion
  • Excess Urination
  • Fever
  • Itching
  • Memory Loss
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Migraine Headache
  • Absence Of Menstrual Periods
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Excessive Saliva Production
  • Gas
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Pain
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Orthostatic Hypotension, A Form Of Low Blood Pressure
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Taste Impairment
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Loss
  • Yawning

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blood Clot
  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Decrease In The Blood Clotting Protein Prothrombin
  • A Feeling Of Restlessness With Inability To Sit Still
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Abnormal Movement Disorder Called Dyskinesia
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder Where The Red Blood Cells Burst
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • An Extreme Sense Of Wellbeing Called Euphoria
  • Bleeding
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Breast Fullness Due To Milk Production
  • Breast Pain
  • Breastmilk Production Not Associated With Childbirth Or Nursing
  • Bruising Under The Skin
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Delusions
  • Depersonalization, A Disconnection Of One's Own Sense Of Reality Or Identity
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Extrapyramidal Disease, A Type Of Movement Disorder
  • Hallucinations
  • Involuntary Movements Of The Limbs, Trunk, And Facial Muscles Called Paroxysmal Choreoathetosis
  • Liver Tissue Death
  • Low Amount Of Sodium In The Blood
  • Manic Behavior
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Mood Changes
  • Myoclonus, Quick And Involuntary Muscle Jerks
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, A Reaction Characterized By Fever, Muscle Rigidity And Confusion
  • Panic Disorder
  • Paranoia
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Priapism, A Prolonged Erection Of The Penis
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Secondary Angle-Closure Glaucoma, A Type Of Eye Disorder
  • Seizures
  • Serotonin Syndrome, A Type Of Disorder With High Serotonin Levels
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Torsades De Pointes, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Form Of Mania That Has A Lower Severity Of Symptoms
  • A High Prolactin Level
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • An Increased Need To Urinate Often
  • Clouding Of The Lens Of The Eye Called Cataracts
  • Cough
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Grinding Of The Teeth
  • Indifferent Behavior
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Nosebleed
  • Nystagmus, A Condition With Involuntary Eye Movements
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Weight Gain

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