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What are the risks associated with taking citalopram?

Citalopram carries a risk of side effects, and you should be aware of the risks before taking this antidepressant. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms: mood/behavior changes; panic attacks; anxiety; trouble sleeping; impulsiveness; irritability; agitation; hostility; aggression; hyperactivity; worsening depression; thoughts of suicide or self injury. If you have kidney or liver disease, heart disease, epilepsy, seizures, diabetes, bipolar disorder or a history of suicidal thoughts, drug abuse or reactions to antidepressants, there is a risk that citalopram could worsen your symptoms. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, there also is a risk that citalopram could be harmful to fetus or nursing infant.

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