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Question: can i take citalopram instead of escitalopram?


 kiri46 - Fri May 25, 2007 9:50 am

its the weekend and i have run out of escitalopram tablets, if i don't take them for a couple ofdays i will get bad withdrawal symptoms, can i take citalopram in the meantime until i get my prescription on monday?
thanks
 Dr. K. Eisele - Fri May 25, 2007 10:43 am

User avatar Dear kiri46:

Yes. Generally, the dosing of citalopram is about 2x whatever dose of escitalopram you are taking.

10 mg escitalopram ~ 20 mg citalopram
20 mg escitalopram ~ 40 mg citalopram
30 mg escitalorpam ~ 60 mg citalopram

Have a good weekend!

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