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A 37-year-old male asked about a 18-year-old female:

Should you drink alcohol when taking topomax and citalopram ?

4 doctor answers19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Erica Bial
Specializes in Pain Management
Nope: This mix carries an increased risk of sedation and seizures.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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And suicide!
Sep 25, 2013
Dr. Jared Adams
12 years experience
No: Alcohol alters the metabolism of many drugs. It is best to abstain from alcohol while on these drugs.
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Actually, topamax is sometimes used to treat alcoholism.
Sep 16, 2013
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Not recommended: You should not drink alcohol with either of these medications. Discuss with your physician to be clear, but i would recommend not drinking and significant amount of alcohol after recently taking both of these meds together, especially if you have not alcohol with them before.
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 38 years experience
The topamax and alcohol can be excessively sedating and could impair your thinking and judgement. Citalopram is being prescribed for depression, anxiety or both, and alcohol can complicate control of both.
Sep 16, 2013
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 25 years experience
No: Both of those medications effect your central nervous system (brain). Alcohol obviously alters your brain function too. The three will interact and will not do well for you.

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