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A 24-year-old male asked:

If after been on citalopram for a few months no side effects is it ok to drink alcohol again?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 37 years experience
No, but: technically no, but I usually recommend no more than 2 drinks at a time and no more than twice a week since I know that many of my patients will drink anyway. The main interaction is that the antidepressant may intensify effects of alcohol especially reaction time. Also alcohol can cause depression so may not be wort risk if you are doing well on celexa (citalopram)

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