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Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

Best To Avoid: Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant and alcohol is a depressant. Common sense tells us to avoid alcohol while treating depression, otherwise one agent will cancel the other. I have always considered alcohol the "original medication". It calms you, gives you confidence, stimulates you and puts you to sleep and can even be unused as an antiseptic. If you are unable to stop drinking talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Citalopram (Definition)

Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more


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What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?

What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?

Alcohol & Depression: Alcohol in any form -- including beer and tequila -- is a depressant. Combined with prozac, (fluoxetine) you could have much more sedation or intoxication than you expect. Especially when used in large quantities, alcohol disrupts your sleep cycle and neuronal tone. People usually take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression or anxiety. Disrupting your sleep & neurons can worsen these conditions. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking effexor (venlafaxine) and gabapentin?

Can I drink alcohol while taking effexor (venlafaxine) and gabapentin?

Not recommended: Psychoactive medications can cause significant central nervous system dysregulation when alcohol is consumed. Not only would you experience potential side effects such as dizziness, excess sedation and drops in blood pressure, but also impaired cognitive functioning. This includes poor judgement and disinhibition. Alcohol can also interfere with full efficacy of these medications. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol and take seroquel (quetiapine)?

Can I drink alcohol and take seroquel (quetiapine)?

Not recommended: Psychoactive medications, especially ones that tend to be sedating, such as Seroquel, (quetiapine) can cause significant central nervous system dysregulation when alcohol is consumed. Not only would you experience potential side effects such as dizziness, excess sedation and drops in blood pressure, but also impaired cognitive functioning. This includes poor judgement and disinhibition. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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What're the effects drinking alcohol while taking these medications: paroxetine, zolpidem, and levetiracetam?

What're the effects drinking alcohol while taking these medications: paroxetine, zolpidem, and levetiracetam?

Additive: Acohol has an additive sedating effect with all those meds. That you're taking that particular pharmacological cocktail implies you have a significant neuropsychiatric disorder. Alcoholmusevin these conditions can be detrimental. Please share your drinking history with prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol when taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and Prozac together?

Is it ok to drink alcohol when taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and Prozac together?

Not good: First off, alcohol is a depressant so it makes it harder for the meds to work. Second Prozac (fluoxetine) can raise your blood alcohol levels as much as 50%. An occasional beer or glass of wine with dinner may be ok, but its best to avoid alcohol while contending with depression. And know that it may take much less alcohol than usual to fail a brethalyzer test while taking prozac, (fluoxetine) which stays in you 7-10 days. ...Read more

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What is the risk of drinking alcohol and taking 20mg of lexapro (escitalopram)?

What is the risk of drinking alcohol and taking 20mg of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Interaction: 'Using escitalopram together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment.' See: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1034-14582,1013-565 ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol on sertraline?

Can you drink alcohol on sertraline?

Not a good idea: Serotonin reuptake inhibitors like sertraline magnify the effects of alcohol. One drink is like taking two drinks. It is best to not use alcohol while on this medication. If you do drink it is best to limit it to one drink only. One drink is considered one 12 oz beer, one 4 oz glass of wine or one 1.5 oz of hard liquor. ...Read more

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Can someone exercise on antabuse and lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can someone exercise on antabuse and lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yes: it is ok to exercise with antabuse and lexapro (escitalopram). As always when on a drug proceed cautiously to begin with and if lightheaded back of - if no problems then proceed to graduate upwards ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol with zolft?

Can i drink alcohol with zolft?

Zoloft (sertraline): You should not drink alcohol while taking zoloft (sertraline). Treating your depression is first and foremost. My best. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is taking alcohol, together with wellbutrin (bupropion) and vyvanse, safe?

Is taking alcohol, together with wellbutrin (bupropion) and vyvanse, safe?

Never safe.: Alcohol is a central nervous depressant while wellbutrin (bupropion) and vyvanse are psycho-stimulants. You could end up highly intoxicated and poorly coordinated lead to falls while at the same time agitated and even psychotic. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol with atenolol medication?

Yes: Yes if there are no other issues. Just drink in moderation. One drink a day can be good for the heart. More can raise blood pressure in addition to other problems. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol when on Zoloft (sertraline) and lamotrigine?

Is it safe to drink alcohol when on Zoloft (sertraline) and lamotrigine?

Guarantee that you: Will get different responses from other providers. I would say no to my patients. Any condition that requires both Lamictal and zoloft (sertraline) means that alcohol could act as a depressant & worsen sxs. Additionally, the numb from alcohol can prevent patients from feeling real & raw emotions. It stunts them. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Can you drink alcohol with cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Alcohol and Cymbalta (duloxetine): An occasional drink may be ok. However, frequent drinking while on Cymbalta (duloxetine) may potentate the risk of liver damage. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more