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Is it possible for you to take amitriptyline with celexa (citalopram)?

Is it possible for you to take amitriptyline with celexa (citalopram)?

Not advisable: It is not advisable to use citalopram and Elavil (amitriptyline) together since there is an increased risk of serotonin syndrome, which although quite rare can happen. A more important issue however is that citalopram and Amitriptyline can both prolong your qtc interval on your ekg. This can lead to a fatal arrhythmia. It would require ongoing ekg monitoring. Please discuss these issues with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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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Are recurring health thoughts hyphochondria or ocd? Have to tell myself every 2 seconds that i'm ok, and don't have cancer. Which is better to treat? Amitriptyline or celexa (citalopram)?

Are recurring health thoughts hyphochondria or ocd? Have to tell myself every 2 seconds that i'm ok, and don't have cancer. Which is better to treat? Amitriptyline or celexa (citalopram)?

None, counseling: It sounds like you already diagnosed yourself! i would talk to a counselor or your familydoc about your feelings. Sometimes it is better to get some reassurance or getting to the bottom of why you feel this way instead of taking pills that have side effects that make you worried again! good luck! ...Read more

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What do you think is the best antidepressant for depression, OCD and GAD? I've tried citalopram, amitriptyline and cymbalta (duloxetine) so far and nothing .

What do you think is the best antidepressant for depression, OCD and GAD? I've tried citalopram, amitriptyline and cymbalta (duloxetine) so far and nothing .

See below.: U can speak w/ your dr. about a trial of Effexor (venlafaxine) which may help for depression & GAD & to a lesser degree for OCD. Seek a referral to a therapist w/ training & experience in teaching relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, guided imagery & muscle relaxation prior to a trial of exposure and response prevention, systematic desensitization or flooding. Luvox or Anafranil may also help for OCD. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 10mg citalopram and amitriptyline together?

Is it ok to take 10mg citalopram and amitriptyline together?

It depends: The safety of this combination depends on the doses of both medications, since they can affect each other's metabolism in your body. Most often amitriptylene would be kept at a low dose (50 mg or less) and your response monitored carefully. If your doctor is prescribing and monitoring in this way, then the combination may be useful and safe for you. ...Read more

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Does amitriptyline work well for hypochondria? I'm only on 10mg, x4 weeks. Not helping much, brought my appetite back, thats it. Can i take citalopram 10mg in morning and amtriptyline 10mg at bedtime?

Does amitriptyline work well for hypochondria? I'm only on 10mg, x4 weeks. Not helping much, brought my appetite back, thats it. Can i take citalopram 10mg in morning and amtriptyline 10mg at bedtime?

Need therapy too: Amitriptylene does not "work for hypochondria" per se, but it can decrease certain physical symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, and loss of appetite. At this low dose it can be taken safely at bedtime while you're also on Celexa (citalopram) -- hoping you're working with a psychiatrist on this. Individual psychotherapy is essential in hypochondriasis, so you learn to work with anxiety in healthy ways. ...Read more

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Is citalopram as good as amitriptyline for neuropathic pain ? Can they also be used together ?

Is citalopram as good as amitriptyline for neuropathic pain ? Can they also be used together ?

Citalopram: is a great medication for neuropathic pain. However, there is no such thing as "best" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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Dr gave amitriptyline 50mg for pain & insomnia. Seems to help some w/pain, not so much for insomnia. Is higher dose safe w/citalopram& 0.5 xanax (alprazolam)? Ty

See a psychiatrist: For the best understanding of your medication needs (vs. A family practice doctor). Psychiatrists have much more training in the type of medications are you taking. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent
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Elavil (Definition)

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Endep (Definition)

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