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What dose did you take before that was effective?
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The 80 mg daily dose is a very high dose of Celexa, which was probably told to you before.
When someone has taken higher doses of Celexa in the past, it is not recommended to resume the drug at the higher dose. It is recommended to start the Celexa at 20 mg daily, and then can be increased each week in increments of 20 mg daily until the desired dose is reached. Starting at a high dose or increasing too quickly has a greater risk fo side effects, and particularly an adverse effect on heart rhythm conduction.
So, the usual approach would be to resume the Celexa at 20 mg daily, and then increase each week by an additional 20 mg per day until the desired dose is reached.
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