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Can you take adipex and celexa (citalopram) together?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Adipex-P + Celexa (citalopram): You should avoid this combo if you can. Ssris such as Celexa (citalopram) may potentiate the pharmacologic response to sympathomimetic drugs such as Adipex-P (phentermine). You may experience jitteriness, racing thoughts, stomach cramps, dry eyes, palpitations, tremors, and restlessness. There is also a risk of potentially serious condition known as serotonin syndrome.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Celexa (citalopram): Not recommended, due to increase chances of developing serotonin syndrome.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Adipex and celexa (citalopram): You should ask a pharmacist to be absolutely sure. That being said, according to the packaging insert for adipex (phentermine), there are many drugs listed that should not be taken with it, but Celexa (citalopram) (an ssri) is not listed as one of them. So it should be safe. But again, check with a pharmacist.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Drug interactions: There is potential for drug interactions. Per Drugs.Com Celexa may increase effects of phentermine, with SEs like "jitteriness, nervousness, anxiety, restlessness, & racing thoughts" as well as potential for serotonin syndrome.

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