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A 19-year-old female asked:

What happens when you drink alcohol while taking citalopram (30mg)?

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Dr. Donald Gieck
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
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 drowsiness and sedation, dizziness, difficulties with concentration, and impaired decision making. Second alcohol reduces effectiveness of citalopram, increasing risk of heightened depression or anxiety symptoms, and may interfere with treatment outcomes.

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Can I still drink alcohol while taking celexa (citalopram)?

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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 careful with alcohol if you're being treated for depression. Also there can be a link between depression and the development of addictive behavior.
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Alcohol/Celexa: Not good idea to drink alcohol on any medications.
Last updated Sep 19, 2016
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