A month ago I was taking citalopram 20mg in the evening. I took it for a year but six months ago the daytime sleepiness couldn't be overcome with sleep, naps, or more caffeine. My PD doctor gave me methylphenadate. Instead of using that I decreased citalopram to zero. Extreme daytime sleepiness went away, as did the multiple times a day flashes of light. Also on ropinirole 3mg/day. I have not seen mentions of the sleepiness problem or flashes of light. Is this just an uncommon side effect, or something more?
Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:08 PM
I will tell tell you that the methylphenidate works great for the sudden sleep syndrom that can be created by these meds. I have seen it work great in many people and really increase their quality of life.
Hope this helps.
Mark R. Comes R.Ph.
Board Certified Pharmacist,
Medical Board Member, & Consultant.
National Parkinson Foundation
"Ask The Pharmacist"
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