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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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Are there any known interactions between celexa (citalopram) and anti acids such as tums?

Are there any known interactions between celexa (citalopram) and anti acids such as tums?

No: After looking on epocrates, no interactions are noted between Tums and celexa (citalopram). For complete safety, always check with the pharmacist when a new medicine is added, even if it is over the counter. ...Read more

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I take Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1mg and celexa 10mg. Just started celexa yesterday. Can I take Tums with this combination. What about 20mg of omeprazole?

Caution!: Omeprazole raises the blood levels of Celexa which can lead to serious side effects. In general the highest dose of Celexa while on Omeprazole is 20mg per day. You really need to ask your doctor or prescriber to guide you as I do not know enough about your general health.
As far as alternating xanax (alprazolam) and Celexa my opinion is that this is not a good idea. Celexa is taken every day. ...Read more

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Can I take citalopram with tums (calcium carbonate)?

Can I take citalopram with tums (calcium carbonate)?

Citalopram & Tums (calcium carbonate): They don't have any known significant interaction between the two. ...Read more

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What are the best antacid medications?

What are the best antacid medications?

Depends on…: Frequency & severity of symptoms: mild, occasional heartburn can be relieved by otc antacids (tums/rolaids/mylanta/gaviscon). More frequent/severe may require otc h2 acid blocker (zantac/axid/tagamet/pepcid). Severe/frequent symptoms: try otc/rx ppi (prilosec/prevacid/protonix). Dietary changes help, too: no caffeine/soda, fried/fatty foods, spicy foods, onions, acidic foods (tomatoes, lemon, lime. ...Read more

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What's the best antacid to take that had less side affects I was on lansoprazole but it made me ill

There are many: You can choose a similar ppi like prilosec (omeprazole) and that should work well. If you want something less costly, try using zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid but you may have to take it twice daily as the effect only lasts about 12 hours. ...Read more

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Which is best antacid for long term consumption?

Which is best antacid for long term consumption?

TUMS (calcium carbonate): Others have serious side effects, like osteoporosis! ...Read more

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Is it best to stop celexa (citalopram) immediately since I found out I'm pregnant?

Is it best to stop celexa (citalopram) immediately since I found out I'm pregnant?

Talk to your doctor!: It is unsafe to abruptly stop any medication without consulting your prescribing provider. Talk with your provider. ...Read more

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1. For how long is it safe to take mepracid? 2. And is it the same with antacid? 3. Is it the best med for prolonged acid reflux?

1. For how long is it safe to take mepracid? 2. And is it the same with antacid? 3. Is it the best med for prolonged acid reflux?

Explanation.: Prolonged acid reflex can be treated with different medications depending on severity and clinical presentation, and sometimes requires endoscopy. My advice to make appointment with doctor and take proper treatment. Treatment may be prolonged as well: for months. ...Read more

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What's the best depression medicine on the market my dr prescribed me celexa (citalopram) it makes me sleep I don't wanna wake up I've had 3 deaths in one year?

What's the best depression medicine on the market my dr prescribed me celexa (citalopram) it makes me sleep I don't wanna wake up I've had 3 deaths in one year?

Talk Therapy!: While you search for a better antidepressant, definitely get involved in supportive talk therapy. The losses you've faced and your grief will not be resolved by drugs alone - they may not even be necessary. You need to work through your feelings which may be fairly normal and healthy. But, un-dealt with, they can fester leading to worse symptoms. Be picky, this therapist is one you need to trust. ...Read more

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I have been taking a 10 mg of celexa (citalopram) since 2/23, what is the best way to taper off to stop? Every night I have the craziest dreams & cant sleep!

I have been taking a 10 mg of celexa (citalopram) since 2/23, what is the best way to taper off to stop? Every night I have the craziest dreams & cant sleep!

Celexa (citalopram): 10mg. Is low dose. My regimen for my patients is to switch to 5mg. Twice daily for one week, then taper by 2.5mg. Every 3-4 days. Consult your prescribing doctor first. ...Read more

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A month ago I woke up with derealization what is the best way to treat this? Currently taking clonazepam and celexa (citalopram). When will I "wake up"? HELP!!

A month ago I woke up with derealization what is the best way to treat this? Currently taking clonazepam and celexa (citalopram). When will I "wake up"? HELP!!

Talk to someone: Depersonalization and derealization are often helped greatly by cognitive and psychodynamic therapies in conjunction with supportive medication. Your best bet is to find a psychologist and psychiatrist who you can partner with to help alleviate the worry you're experiencing from these symptoms. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I been on celexa (citalopram) now for 10 yrs and I want to have another child. What is the best method of stopping celexa (citalopram)?

I been on celexa (citalopram) now for 10 yrs and I want to have another child. What is the best method of stopping celexa (citalopram)?

Talk with MD: Celexa (citalopram) should be tapered off rather than abruptly stopped. It is also important to wait a period of time once you are off the Celexa (citalopram) to make sure that depression does not return. Depression during pregnancy can have very negative effects on the developing child due to elevated cortisol that is seen in depression. You are also at higher risk for postpartum depression, so have close md monitoring. ...Read more

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Will b starting celexa (citalopram) again for the 3rd time in my life over the last 2 years. Starting on 10mg. Best to take at night or morning? And how late?

Celexa (citalopram): Celexa (citalopram) can be taken in the morning or evening, depending on what your response to it is. You have this information from your previous experience. The most important thing might be to take it at the time of day (or night) you're most likely to remember to take it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dear, I have gastritis. Which antacid is best during Diarrhea- H2 blockers or PPI?

Dear, I have gastritis. Which antacid is best during Diarrhea- H2 blockers or PPI?

Bismuth: Both drug classes have diarrhealisted has a potential side efect. You may want to try Bismuth, such as in Pepto Bismuth. ...Read more

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Which medication is best for anxiety and mood swings. I am currently on 40mg of Celexa which no longer works for me. Zolft and Lexapro (escitalopram) also do not wor?

Which medication is best for anxiety and mood swings. I am currently on 40mg of Celexa which no longer works for me. Zolft and Lexapro (escitalopram) also do not wor?

Psychology: I would suggest a psychological evaluation and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) as well as RET (rational emotive therapy). Please read "The Relaxation Response" by Herbert Benson, M.D. ...Read more

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Lexapro, celexa, keppra (levetiracetam) xr, Depakote ER for racing thoughts, which is best?

Lexapro, celexa, keppra (levetiracetam) xr, Depakote ER for racing thoughts, which is best?

Racing thoughts: If the racing thoughts are from bipolar disorder, Depakote is probably the best. Keppra (levetiracetam) has been studied in bipolar depression, but the results have not been so good. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/21034692 Lexapro and Celexa are both antidepressants which could worsen bipolar disorder if given by themselves without a mood stabilizer like depakote. ...Read more

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What anti depressant is best? I don't like the side affects from Paxil (paroxetine) and I want off celexa because of heart risk.

What anti depressant is best? I don't like the side affects from Paxil (paroxetine) and I want off celexa because of heart risk.

There is no "best": There's no "best" antidepressant for everyone. All are proven to be effective, but different classes have different side effect profiles. Individuals may also respond better to one than another. Your psychiatrist is the best professional to talk with about your own needs -- and will want to know about any difficulties you're having with paxil (paroxetine). ...Read more

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20 CELEXA 10 LEXAPRO...What would be the best geared toward more anxiety less depression without using Xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin daily. HELP!!

20 CELEXA 10 LEXAPRO...What would be the best geared toward more anxiety less depression without using Xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin daily. HELP!!

They are the same: Left handed celexa is what Lexapro (escitalopram) is. It is made from the mirror-image molecules of Celexa. Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 is equivalent to 20 of celexa. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for anxiety? I'm on celexa (citalopram) and it doesn't work. I have a constant fear of having a heart attack like my father.

Caution: Be cautious with anxiolytics. They can help, but are best used short-term as they can be very addictive. Perhaps a better long term strategy would be to understand why you are so afraid the same thing will happen to you as happened to your father. Your risk factors may be entirely different and you may really not be at risk. Also, consider an increase in the Celexa (citalopram) if you are under 20 g a day. ...Read more

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I've tried restoril trazadone remeron celexa an Ambien (zolpidem) none of them worked or just worked for like two weeks & stopped what's the best sleep meds?

I've tried restoril trazadone remeron celexa an Ambien (zolpidem) none of them worked or just worked for like two weeks & stopped what's the best sleep meds?

Worked for 2 weeks: Only Ambien (zolpidem) is habit forming. If you took many of those COMBINED and not sleep well, means you have severe mental disease not just sleep problem. If Rx works for only 2w then means not proper dosing for long term benefit. You have severe problem and need a psychiatrist early to avoid aggravation and waste of time and health by symptomatic treatment. ...Read more

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Sir, for my normal gas problem can I take renitidine while on isotretinion for acne? If not which group of antacid will be best for me during the drug

Sir, for my normal gas problem can I take renitidine while on isotretinion for acne? If not which group of antacid will be best for me during the drug

U can take: Ranitidine (histamine 2 blocker) or any antacid (mylanta, maalox) with Isotretinoin without any drug interaction. Don't take the antacid and Isotretinoin at the same time or space them apart by at least 4 hours so that the absorption of the latter won't be affected. Take care! Http://www. Greenmedinfo. Com/blog/11-herbs-used-traditional-acne-remedies. ...Read more

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What's the best med for severe anxiety. I've tried prozac, paxil, celexa, cymbalta (duloxetine) and am now on lexapro not getting far & all were used with counseling.

What's the best med for severe anxiety. I've tried prozac, paxil, celexa, cymbalta (duloxetine) and am now on lexapro not getting far & all were used with counseling.

Behavioral medicine: Can include tools like self-hypnosis training and clinical hypnosis (www. Asch. Net), biofeedback, change in food plan and exercise w/doc's ok. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I use PPI along with PepZIN GI (Dr best brand) (taking both on same day)? PepZin Gi is a nutritional supplement but, it has antacid too like Tums (calcium carbonate)

Yes: Yes you can use both.... and if your symptoms are not going away with PPI's you should discuss this with your Dr.
There could be more than meets the eye.
But in short, yes you can take both ...Read more

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Which is the best medication for really bad anxiety other than benzodiazapines? I am already on risperidone, celexa and depakote. I have also tried Buspar (buspirone) with no relief.

Which is the best medication for really bad anxiety other than benzodiazapines? I am already on risperidone, celexa and depakote. I have also tried Buspar (buspirone) with no relief.

No single best: There is no single best medication- different things work for different people. However, I would advise not relying only on medication. Even bad anxiety can respond to counseling (like cognitive behavioral therapy), meditation, exercise, emotional freedom technique, homeopathy, supplements like magnesium, b complex, l-theanine & 5-htp & herbs like holy basil & ashwagandha. Consult a holistic doc! ...Read more

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What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

Acid reduction...: Non-ppi acid reducers include the h2-blocker class (tagamet=cimetidine; zantac=ranitidine; pepcid=famotidine) as well as antacids (like maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc.). The former reduce production of acid while the latter neutralize stomach acid. There are pros ; cons to each, so its not a question of which is best but which is best for you. Can take antacids 1 ; 3 hours after meals ; at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me between zoloft, (sertraline) Prozac and celexa which one treats depression and OCD better? And which one will not cause weight gain the best.

Can someone tell me between zoloft, (sertraline) Prozac and celexa which one treats depression and OCD better? And which one will not cause weight gain the best.

Medications: That is not how medicine works. They all are very effective and used for a variety of different reasons. The best drug for you is the issue and that is determined with the physician working with you in person. ...Read more

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What is the best anti anxiety depression med that has the least side effects. I did not care for buspar, (buspirone) celexa, or Prozac. Something not 2 addicting?

Depends on you: Every patient is different and will respond better to certain medications while others may not respond well to a particular drug. Best to talk to your own doctor about medicine for anxiety/depression but other drugs such as wellbutrin or Effexor (venlafaxine) might also be useful for you. Of course exercise and good counseling are equally if not more important than any drug. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more