Citalopram and Weird Dreams

A side effect of citalopram (Celexa) can be the occurrence of weird or vivid dreams. Abnormal dreams are not considered to be a common reaction to the drug. More common side effects are nausea, dry mouth, insomnia, and sweating.

Fast Facts:

  • Some people have noted experiencing these dreams as their dose is increased.
  • Others have noted these dreams as a side effect of withdrawal from the drug.
  • Notify your doctor or pharmacist if your side effects persist.
  • Patients are often concerned about antidepressant side effects. See how psychiatrists respond to frequently asked questions.