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Re: Celexa dosage increase

Posted by Tom on June 7, 1999, at 11:41:34

In reply to Celexa dosage increase, posted by Sean on June 7, 1999, at 9:39:08

> Hi all. I was prescribed Celexa for mild depression
> and I started with 10mg a day for the first four days
> just to ease the drug into the system. After that
> I upped the dosage to 20mg a day. My MD said that eventually
> I might need to increase the dosage to 30mg once it
> felt as if the drug was plateauing.
> Anyway, I went to 30mg after about 3 weeks and noticed
> less control of my emotions and ironically a general
> reverse effect. I went back to 20 and have felt better.
> Has anyone else had adverse reactions with increased
> dosages? Perhaps I upped the dosage too soon?
> Any thoughts would be great, thanks!

The general rule for Meds is GO LOW AND SLOW. Some people are seriously depressed and may feel that
they need immediate relief but they may go right past their therapeutic dosage and onto a higher dose
that gives them intolerable side effects. My advice would be to start at 5mg and wait one week , then 10mg
at another week , and so on. We're all individuals with different reactions when dealing with meds.




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