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Alcohol And Citalopram
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ...Read more
Taking 200mg of citalopram while drinking alcohol is it possible to show aggressive or violent behavior? Also displaying confusion and panic behavior?
Can i take strepsils lozenges with my citalopram, as I have a sore throat? The box of strepsils says they have dichlorobenzyl alcohol, amylmetacresol.
If you take 20mg citalopram and didn no you were pregnant and had a night out drinking alcohol would it be harmful ?
Pregnancy: While alcohol has been associated with certain birth defects and syndromes, there is not a correlation with a certain number of drinks and these effects. Citalopram is not known whether it really has an effect or not. At this point all you can do is don't drink anymore and see your ob/gyn. And congrats! :). ...Read more
If i was pregnant 7weeks without knowing and had a girls night out drinking alcohol vodkas a lot. And take citalopram wud I have really damaged baby?
Vodka: You are probably alright with only one episode of drinking, but make sure you refrain from alcolhol from now on. ...Read more
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