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Alcohol And 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i still drink alcohol if i'm taking Depakote and lamictal for epilepsy and celexa (citalopram) for depression?
Alcohol: Definitely not, especially with your history of seizures. ...Read more
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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