hi ive been given Belmazol only 10mg once a day and i have been told it will take 4days to kick in i have been so scared to take them as ive read on the net the things that can happen n i saw the word suicidal n thought no way am i having that bad mistake reading things on the net then i came across this site and i have only seen so far of 3 or 4 bad things but like my husband says it dont men im going to get the same side affects as others every one is diffrent so have decided to give it ago but am not sure the best time to take it i was thinking morning please could some help me with that plz and sure how u can comment or anything thank u guys
Added 8 Feb 2015:
sorry i got put on these tablets for anxiety attacks as i always think i have a medical problem with me and something is going to happen but dont so all in my head and its called obsessive illness/death anxiety attacks
Q: What is the best way to get off of Belmazol 10mg? I have been on it for 2 years, started at 20mg.
A: Belmazol (Celexa) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used to treat depression and other conditions as determined by your doctor. Belmazol does have a risk of withdrawal symptoms when stopping the medication, especially if Belmazol is stopped suddenly. Tapering down the dose of Belmazol slowly before completely stopping can help minimize withdrawal symptoms. Some possible withdrawal symptoms include dizziness, drowsiness, vivid dreams, irritability, nausea, tingling sensations, and headache. It is important to speak with your doctor before you stop any medications. Your doctor may be able to give you suggestions on how to cope with withdrawal symptoms and how to taper your dose to help prevent withdrawal. There are tablet cutters available which you may be able to get at your local pharmacy that can help with splitting of tablets to achieve a lower dose. The 10mg tablet of Belmazol is the lowest strength available. Laura Cable, PharmD
Why it's used
Belmazol is used to treat depression. It may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to take it with other medications.
Pregnancy and Belmazol
Discuss a current or planned pregnancy with your physician before taking this drug.
Also talk to your doctor if you plan to breastfeed while on Belmazol. This drug is known to pass into breast milk.
Q: Is it okay to drink alcohol with Belmazol?
A: Patients taking Belmazol should avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of Belmazol. Do not stop or change the amount of medication you take without first talking to your health care provider. You may also find helpful information at //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Belmazol
Q: I am on Belmazol, 10 milligrams at bedtime, bupropion, 75mg at 9 a.m. and bedtime, and Synthroid, 100 micrograms at 6 a.m. Why am I so drowsy all day?
A: Drowsiness is a side effect of Belmazol (Celexa). You do take this at bedtime, which is advisable. If you do not get a good night sleep, this may also lead to the drowsiness. I would contact your health care provider and let them him or her know how you are feeling. Gerald Levy, RPh
Other uses for this medicine
Belmazol is also sometimes used to treat eating disorders, alcoholism, panic disorder (condition that causes sudden attacks of extreme fear with no apparent cause), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (a group of physical and emotional symptoms that occur before the menstrual period each month), and social phobia (excessive anxiety about interacting with others). Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this medication for your condition.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Drugs that affect heart rhythm
Belmazol shouldn’t be used with other drugs that affect your heart rhythm. Taking both Belmazol and these drugs may increase your risk of heart rhythm changes that could be dangerous. Examples of these drugs include:
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Belmazol?
Side effects of Belmazol include:
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
What should I discuss with my healthcare prov >
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to Belmazol or esBelmazol (Lexapro), or if you also take pimozide.
Do not use Belmazol 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.
To make sure Belmazol 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 should check your progress at regular visits. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.
Taking an SSRI antidepressant during pregnancy may cause serious lung problems or other complications in the baby. However, you may have a relapse of depression if you stop taking your antidepressant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Do not start or stop taking this medicine during pregnancy without your doctor's advice.
Belmazol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using Belmazol.
Do not give this medicine to anyone under 18 years old without medical advice. Belmazol is not approved for use in children.
Rated Belmazol (Celexa) for Depression Report
Started taking this after mum passed away. I became angry and wanted to hurt anyone. I became emotional and cried alot. Once taking this I became so chilled and back to my normal self. No side effects at all. Highly recommend.
Withdrawal from Belmazol
Patients should not stop taking Belmazol suddenly, as this can lead to withdrawal symptoms—some of which can be serious. Signs of withdrawal may include: 2,7
- Mood swings.
- Sensations that feel like electric shock.
- Insomnia and other sleep trouble.
When a person wants to stop taking Belmazol, their doctor will work with them to safely taper off the drug.
If you believe you are going through depression, or you know someone who is, speak to your doctor or a mental health professional about the possibility of using Celexa or a different antidepressant. Keep in mind that antidepressants tend to be most effective when combined with some form of talk therapy with a counselor or psychologist.
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