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citalopram and alcohol interaction

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
LIGHT TO MODERATE: Both work on similar chemicals in the brain , which means depression symptoms may increase but occasional drink from light to moderate can be consumed ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Gieck
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Interaction effects: Use of alcohol while on citalopram is strongly discouraged. Several important effects to know about: short-term there is a risk of increased drowsines ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erica Bial
Specializes in Pain Management
Nope: This mix carries an increased risk of sedation and seizures.
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Dr. Jared Adams
11 years experience General Practice
No: Alcohol alters the metabolism of many drugs. It is best to abstain from alcohol while on these drugs.
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Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not recommended: You should not drink alcohol with either of these medications. Discuss with your physician to be clear, but i would recommend not drinking and signifi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol/Celexa: Not good idea to drink alcohol on any medications.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
46 years experience Addiction Medicine
Be Careful: Even moderate alcohol use can be associated with depression. Although there is no contraindication to an occasional drink, i would advise to be very ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Campbell
16 years experience Family Medicine
Additive Effects: The general consensus among medical professionals would be to avoid such a combination of alcohol and ssris such as citalopram (celexa). A drug inter ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Yes: The combination can cause you to feel a little depressed for a few reasons. Celexa (citalopram) and alcohol both are metabolized in the liver. This w ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
58 years experience Psychiatry
HOW MUCH?: They will be additive regarding sedation. That's not a good idea for driving, gutter cleaning, tree trimming and other things where you don't want to ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not a good idea but: Drinking alcohol while taking Celexa (citalopram) can increase the side effects of Celexa (citalopram) and vice versa.But if you drink, drink only sma ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Moranville
36 years experience Psychiatry
No, but: technically no, but I usually recommend no more than 2 drinks at a time and no more than twice a week since I know that many of my patients will drink ... Read More

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