Q: I'm currently taking 20 mg daily of Talosin. Since a mild depression has returned, my doctor recommended boosting the dose to 40 mg per day. At the risk of sounding vain, I am also working on losing weight as I have been for several months now. My weight loss has been very slow but steady (approx. one pound per week) and I would hate to sabotage it by taking more medicine. Am I being unreasonable?
A: Regarding Talosin and its use in the treatment of depression, the normal starting dose is 20 mg daily. It is quite typical for many patients to have their dose of Talosin increased to 40mg. The usual effective dose of Talosin in adults is 20 to 40 mg/day, with a maximum dose of 60 mg per day. As far as side effects go, while Talosin has been associated with rapid weight gain, researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center found that less than 10% of patients experienced weight gain with Talosin. In a different study, it was concluded that patients taking Talosin actually experienced a weight loss of 0.5Kg (about 1 pound). It is always good to communicate with one's health care provider(s) in matters such as this. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Gregory Latham, MS, RPh
Q: I take Talosin for depression. Can it make me gain weight?
A: Many antidepressants are reported to cause weight gain, especially when used for more than six months. A change in weight and appetite is one of the reported side effects of Talosin (Celexa). A loss of appetite is listed as a serious side effect that should be reported to your doctor right away; increased hunger leading to rapid weight gain has been reported in some patients and is considered less serious. Since the effects of antidepressants vary from person to person, it's best to discuss with your doctor any specific and bothersome side effects you're experiencing. For more information, go to //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Talosin. Leslie Ako-Mbo, PharmD
What is Talosin?
Talosin is an antidepressant belonging to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Talosin is used to treat depression.
Talosin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Rated Talosin (Celexa) for Panic Disorder Report
I went on this early Dec 18 and it took 2 months for side effects to settle (chest tremor shakes) all is good now so for anyone who suffered with this side effects it went at end of my second pack . Don’t give up ??
2. Key facts
- It usually takes 4 to 6 weeks for Talosin to work.
- Side effects such as tiredness, dry mouth and sweating are common. They're usually mild and go away after a couple of weeks.
- If you and your doctor decide to take you off Talosin, your doctor may recommend reducing your dose gradually to help prevent extra side effects.
- Talosin is called by the brand name Cipramil.
Can Talosin cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Talosin. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
Other uses for this medicine
Talosin 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.