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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to drink alcohol when taking celexa (citalopram)?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aaron Ament
59 years experience
HOW MUCH?: They will be additive regarding sedation. That's not a good idea for driving, gutter cleaning, tree trimming and other things where you don't want to doze off. Also the amount of drink is a real factor. Check with dr who prescribed Celexa (citalopram) and get dr's opinion re anxiety, depression, alcohol. Therapy may be indicated. If in therapy, time to take it seriously.

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

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Dr. Michael Miller
Addiction Medicine 47 years experience
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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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can i drink alcohol while taking celexa (citalopram)? Is there any medications that should not be taken with celexa (citalopram)?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Not a good idea but: Drinking alcohol while taking Celexa (citalopram) can increase the side effects of Celexa (citalopram) and vice versa.But if you drink, drink only small or moderate amont .That is 1drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men, and be careful as to side effects.You should not take MAO inhibiters, ectasy street drug, other ssris, st john warts, other sedatives and sleeping pills if approved by your doctor with care.Ask ur md.
A 34-year-old female asked:

Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Alcohol/Celexa: Not good idea to drink alcohol on any medications.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

Is it okay to drink alcohol after taking 2 exceedrins?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes.: It should not be an issue.
Dr. Scot Lewey
Dr. Scot Lewey commented
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Excedrin has aspirin and caffeine. There may be some risk of irritation of stomach from alcohol after taking excedrin however I agree it should not be a problem. However, DO NOT take acetaminophen/tylenol after drinking alcohol as alcohol shifts the metabolism of acetaminophen to a toxic metabolite that can cause acute failure of the liver.
Nov 3, 2013
Last updated Apr 9, 2018
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