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A 41-year-old member asked:

How will drinking alcohol while i'm on citalopram affect me?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine 17 years experience
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 interaction checklist offers a "caution advised" for this combination (not "avoid" nor "contraindicated") with reason of combo may increase risk of psychomotor impairment (additive effects). However I do feel that 1-2 drink equivalents should be okay.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Depends: Many pts have a drink even though the label says no without problems. Alcohol is depressing. Pts with panic disorder often have an attack the day after a binge.

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Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

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Alcohol/Celexa: Not good idea to drink alcohol on any medications.
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