Table 3

 Influence of citalopram and placebo on abnormalities of stool pattern

Before citalopramCitalopram 3 weeksCitalopram 6 weeksBefore placeboPlacebo 3 weeksPlacebo 6 weeks
*Significant compared with run in: p<0.05.
†Significant compared with placebo: p<0.05.
Severity of stool problems6.3 (0.6)5.3 (0.4)*†4.9 (0.5)*†6.4 (0.6)6.5 (0.5)6.4 (0.6)
No of days with loose stools2.7 (0.4)2.1 (0.3)*†1.9 (0.3)*†2.8 (0.5)2.6 (0.4)2.3 (0.3)
No of days with hard stools2.1 (0.4)1.9 (0.3)1.9 (0.4)2.0 (0.4)2.0 (0.3)1.9 (0.3)
No of days with urgency2.4 (0.4)2.1 (0.3)2 (0.3)*2.6 (0.4)2.5 (0.3)2.2 (0.3)
No of days with straining2.7 (0.4)2.5 (0.3)2.4 (0.3)*†2.5 (0.4)3.1 (0.5)3.2 (0.5)
No of days with incomplete evacuation3.0 (0.4)2.6 (0.3)*†2.5 (0.4)*†3.2 (0.4)3.2 (0.3)3.1 (0.4)