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can I take amitriptyline with citalopram

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
It depends: The safety of this combination depends on the doses of both medications, since they can affect each other's metabolism in your body. Most often amitr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Not advisable: It is not advisable to use citalopram and Elavil (amitriptyline) together since there is an increased risk of serotonin syndrome, which although quit ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If prescribed -yes: The Amitriptyline might be prescribed for pain or sleep.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Although citalopram: plus amitriptyline can increase risk for serotonin syndrome - in reality, these types of medications are often prescribed together without problem. J ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Consult prescriber: Citalopram + amitriptyline can increase risk of rare serious serotonin syndrome, which may include symptoms such as confusion, hallucination, seizure ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Unlikely to help?: Amitriptyline at low doses can be helpful for some neuropathic pain. Neuropathic testicular pain if it exists is rare. I would be looking for other ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarojini Budden
Specializes in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Use Caution : The combination of these drugs can be used Important to check with your doctor .combining these medications can cause Serotonin syndrome such as confu ... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Elisha
6 years experience in Rheumatology
Medication Cocktail: Assuming these are taken at appropriate doses and prescribed by your provider, this is a fairly common combination for management of chronic pain.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If prescribed that: way you can. TCA and SSRI may be prescribed together.

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