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Taking Citalopram at afternoon/night instead of morning?

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Champ

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Hi, been on citalopram for 3 days taking them in the morning and struggling with lethargy/extreme tiredness and dry mouth/dizziness around 4-5 hours later.

How do I go about changing taking it at night instead? Don't want to miss a dose at 8am so I can take it at 9pm instead. :confused:

Or can I take it at around 5-6pm so the tiredness effects come in at my bedtime? Thanks.
 
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My husband took his at night for years, he's just changed to morning on advice of a pharmacist who told him they could cause sleeplessness if taken at night, but it never bothered him before and I suspect the sleeplessness is more likely to stopping another very sedating medication recently rather than the citalopram he's taken at night for years.

Generally the side effects fade after a couple of weeks as your body gets used to them.
 
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My husband took his at night for years, he's just changed to morning on advice of a pharmacist who told him they could cause sleeplessness if taken at night, but it never bothered him before and I suspect the sleeplessness is more likely to stopping another very sedating medication recently rather than the citalopram he's taken at night for years.

Generally the side effects fade after a couple of weeks as your body gets used to them.
How did he change from night to morning, did he miss a night dose rather than taking 2 doses in 12 hours?
 
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I think so but not sure, would be best to check with your pharmacist .
 
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Took it at 11am today, will take it 2-3pm tomorrow and then a few hours before bed the next day that should be ok yeah?
 
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