• rOSE rOSE
    March 14, 2011
    Can I get leg cramps from Citalopram? Have been taking it for 5 months and just recently weaned off the the drug. Getting horrible leg cramps at night. Is this a side effect?
    rOSE rOSE
    March 14, 2011

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  • John Folk-Williams
    Health Guide
    March 14, 2011
    John Folk-Williams
    Health Guide
    March 14, 2011

    That's a question for your doctor, but if you weaned off citalopram over 5 months, you should have avoided SSRI withdrawal syndrome. That can have many painful side effects varying with the individual - but that usually results from abruptly stopping the use of the drug. Cramping can result from a number of causes, but I haven't it heard of it in this context. It could come from other drugs you're taking or perhaps an adverse reaction if you've switched to a different type of antidepressant - or it's a completely independent problem. As I say, you need to check with your doctor who knows - or should know - your medical history, other drugs you may be taking and possible interactions and side effects.

     

    John

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      March 23, 2011
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