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Monday, November 10, 2008 jj, Community Member, asks

Q: does celexa cause sweating

i have been taking 20 mg celexa per day for 1 year for anxiety, lately i have notice i am warmer then normally and very tired. should i slowly stop taking it?

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Merely Me, Health Guide
11/12/08 9:46pm

Hey there


Well first of all here is the information about Celexa here on Health Central. researching your question I did find that others have had a problem with sweating in reaction to taking this drug.


Take a look at this forum where they discuss sweating and the use of Celexa.  And here is another forum where a doctor talks about how the side effect of sweating is difficult to remedy.


I would make no changes to your meds and dosage until you discuss it with your doctor first.  I am sure your doc would have a specific regimine for tapering off if that is your choice.  Maybe your doctor can switch you to another anti-deppressant if the Celexa is too bothersome for you.


Good luck and thank you for your question.

lINDA, Community Member
12/13/10 3:04pm

I take Estabs and started Celexa 20  within 3-4 hours, I started sweating, felt weak, and general malaise.  I decreased over 3 day period to 1/2 qd.  Today was more sweating and weakness than I have felt, so I called Dr. and waiting for reply.  Will not take anymore @ this time.  Linda

Lori GA, Community Member
1/11/12 11:37am

I've found it makes me sweat really bad at times.  What did you end up taking?

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