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A 26-year-old male asked:

is it ok to take 10mg of citolapram, 1 mg of clonazepram and 10 mg of cyclobenzaprine for anxiety/panic attacks/depression? the er prescribed them!

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Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Mostly okay: The citalopram (at a tiny dose) was probably prescribed to prevent the frequency of panic attacks in the future, and Clonazepam for the short-term. Cyclobenzaprine is usually prescribed for muscle spasms - i would be careful taking Clonazepam and cyclobenzaprine, as it could make you quite sleepy - i would weigh the risk vs. Benefit - are the attacks or the muscle spasms worse right now?
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Medications: I'd suggest starting with only the citalopram and Clonazepam -- and for sure get yourself a psychiatrist to follow you. For best outcome you may also need a psychotherapist, unless the psychiatrist also does psychotherapy. Psychotherapy (cognitive behavioral especially these days) can help you discover and deal with thoughts that trigger your anxiety feelings. Those skills out-last meds.

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Last updated May 27, 2016

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