Akarin (citalopram) Side Effects

Akarin  as one of the classes of antidepressants known as SSRIs technically fits in the citalopram group of drugs.
celexa
Other brand names for this drug are: Celexa, Cipralet, Cipram, Cipramil and Prisdal.

What is Citalopram?

Citalopram is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Citalopram is used to treat depression.

Citalopram may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important information

You should not use citalopram if you also take pimozide, or if you are being treated with methylene blue injection.

Do not use citalopram if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using citalopram. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Do not give citalopram to anyone younger than 18 years old without the advice of a doctor. Citalopram is not approved for use in children.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to citalopram or escitalopram (Lexapro), if you also take pimozide, or if you are being treated with methylene blue injection.

Do not use citalopram if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

To make sure citalopram is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • a bleeding or blood clotting disorder;
  • liver or kidney disease;
  • narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • seizures or epilepsy;
  • heart disease, heart failure, a heart rhythm disorder, slow heartbeats, or recent history of heart attack;
  • personal or family history of Long QT syndrome;
  • an electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood);
  • bipolar disorder (manic depression); or
  • a history of drug abuse or suicidal thoughts.

Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using citalopram. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.

FDA pregnancy category C. Taking an SSRI antidepressant during pregnancy may cause serious lung problems in the baby. However, you may have a relapse of depression if you stop taking your antidepressant

You can learn more by going to their website here:  Citopram
WATCH the following documentary on Anti-Psychotic drugs

The known side effects for Akarin are a long list. Much the same for the entire range of psychotropics available on the market place.

This pie chart is a good summary to start with and will give a clear indication of what you or someone under your care is going to be in for, if Akarin has been prescribed by a “health professional” in the course of treatment.

pie-chart-of-adverse-reactions

One can safely assume. That the side effects experienced would only get worse when Akarin will be consumed with any other drugs….

Here’s a complete list of side effects that may be experienced during the consumption of Akarin.

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Aggressive or hostile behavior
  3. Agitation
  4. Angina (sudden acute pain)
  5. Anorexia Blisters or rash
  6. Blood pressure and pulse changes
  7. Changes in mood
  8. Changes in sex drive or ability
  9. Changes in vision or blurred vision
  10. Chest pain
  11. Constipation
  12. Depression
  13. Diarrhea
  14. Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  15. Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  16. Dizziness or faintness Drowsiness
  17. Dry mouth
  18. Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  19. Fever
  20. Hallucinations
  21. Headaches
  22. Heartburn
  23. Hives
  24. Hoarseness
  25. Hypersensitivity
  26. Increased irritability
  27. Insomnia
  28. Involuntary tics and twitching
  29. Itching
  30. Liver problems
  31. Loss of appetite
  32. Mania
  33. Mental/mood changes
  34. Muscle or joint pain
  35. Nausea
  36. Nervousness
  37. Painful menstruation
  38. Psychosis
  39. Purple blotches under the skin
  40. Restlessness
  41. Seizures
  42. Slow or difficult speech
  43. Sore throat
  44. Stomach pain
  45. Stuffed or runny nose
  46. Stunted growth
  47. Suicidal thoughts
  48. Swelling inside the nose
  49. Swelling of the eyes, face, tongue, or throat
  50. Toxic psychosis
  51. Unusual bleeding or bruising
  52. Unusual sadness or crying
  53. Unusual weakness or tiredness
  54. Violent behavior
  55. Vomiting
  56. Weakness or numbness of an arm or leg
  57. Weight loss
  58. “Zombie” demeanor

For a complete report of the KNOWN side effects of Citalopram – you can download a great detailed report here:  Citalopram Side Effects

Sadly. Neither your doctors, health professionals or pharmacist are going to go to any lengths in ensuring you KNOW the complete side effects of the “meds” they are prescribing and selling you.

In this day and age. It is really up to YOU. To take full responsibility for your own health. By getting as fully informed about the disease you are facing.

The available medical treatments. Traditional and non-traditional. Thereby being in a position that is the BEST to making the most appropriate one when you are being prescribed a Citalopram drug or you have the responsibility of looking after the well-being of a child, parent or loved one who is being prescribed Citalopram for any health “treatment.”

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