A 41-year-old member asked:
How will drinking alcohol while i'm on citalopram affect me?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
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.
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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.
6.1k viewsReviewed Oct 07, 2020
A 34-year-old female asked:
Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 33 years experience
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 7, 2020
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