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I have gradually stopped taking Celexa. My most annoying sympton

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I have gradually stopped taking Celexa. My most annoying sympton is vertigo/dizziness. How long do these last once you stop taking it?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.

The half life of Celexa is long and thus take almost 10 days to eliminate from the body. So the side effects due to it can take almost 2 weeks to resolve completely.

If the vertigo / dizziness lasts further than 2 weeks, other causes as following should be looked for:

1) Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) 20%

2) Vestibular 15%

3) Migraine and motion sensitivity 15%

4) Anxiety and depression 10%

5) Meniere's disease 7%

6) Cerebellar disease 6%

7) Transient ischemic attacks 5%

8) Orthostatic hypotension 4%


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Dr. Arun