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Hi. I'm just about to start taking Citalopram. My GP has said to take it in the evening but I've read that it can keep you awake so I'm wondering if it would be better to take in the morning. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks.

Hi @Louisa I take Citalopram every morning with no issues.


If you're unsure, check with your GP, esp if you're on other meds too. Every case is different. I was on Citalopram for 8yrs ish. GP said take it about 2hrs before bed (not *at* bedtime), which worked fine for me. He also said that if that didn't work, to try it in the morning instead - so I reckon the evening is more usual to begin with, but trial and error is allowed if evenings don't work. But I would check with GP before changing anything major, just in case...