Top
20
Doctor insights on: Can I Not Eat Grapefruit With Celexa

Share
1

1
Hi, does grapefruit interfere with celexa (citalopram)?

Hi, does grapefruit interfere with celexa (citalopram)?

Yes, it can: Celexa (citalopram) (and some other medications) are broken down with the help of an enzyme called cyp3a4, whose activity can be blocked by grapefruit juice. So instead of being broken down, more Celexa (citalopram) enters your bloodstream and stays in your body longer. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
Dr. Alan Ali
916 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Hi there, how long do you need to be off of Celexa (citalopram) before eating grapefruit? I've been totally off for 2 weeks and was on 10 mg (tapered off)

Hi there, how long do you need to be off of Celexa (citalopram) before eating grapefruit? I've been totally off for 2 weeks and was on 10 mg (tapered off)

You are OK now: If you have been off celexa (citalopram) for 2 weeks, you can eat grapefruit now (assuming you are on no other meds that are possibly affected by grapefruit). Enjoy. ...Read more

3

3
I started an ssri medication a week ago (celexa), and now every time I eat cheese I get severe flushing, is the medication causing this? If so, why?

I started an ssri medication a week ago (celexa), and now every time I eat cheese I get severe flushing, is the medication causing this? If so, why?

Tyramine rxtn?: Usually, drugs in the ssri and ssnri classes do not cause such outcomes, but you do have a beta blocker drug also (propranalol), and this mix may interact with your special susceptibilities. Not a simple straightforward problem, but I would err on the side of caution, and switch to a different anti-depressant drug. ...Read more

4

4
How do I lose weight on methadone I m on 85 mg a day and celexa (citalopram) and I eat healthy and work out and I keep gaining weight I was 130 now im almost 170?

How do I lose weight on methadone I m on 85 mg a day and celexa (citalopram) and I eat healthy and work out and I keep gaining weight I was 130 now im almost 170?

It could be either: Causing appetite changes; you may wish to seek council with a nutritionist and ask your primary care provider for information regarding how to manage your weight, as well as some laboratory studies to rule out any medical causes for your weight gain, just to be sure.
Sometimes, meds can cause appetite issues.
Good luck, and don't give up! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Can I use celexa in place of serlatine?

Can I use celexa in place of serlatine?

Some of the time: You should not use Serlatine if you use Pimozide, You should not use Serlatine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the last 40 days. These include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
It is not approved for treating children who are less than 18 years old. ...Read more

6

6
Can align be taken with celexa (citalopram)?

Can align be taken with celexa (citalopram)?

Yes: In fact it can be very helpful for people who experience GI distress with ssri's like celexa (citalopram). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What are the side affects of celexa (citalopram)?

What are the side affects of celexa (citalopram)?

Celexa (citalopram): Common ones are nausea, headaches, dry mouth, insomnia, vivid dreams, sweating, diarrhea, & black box warning re. Suicide risk. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Can I stop taking celexa (citalopram) after 9 years?

Yes.: Talk to your doc about how to do it and what to expect and if that is the right choice for you. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
What are common side affects of celexa (citalopram)?

What are common side affects of celexa (citalopram)?

Like any ssri: Delayed ejaculation, anorgasmia, diarrhea, nausea, restlessness headaches, r sometimes problems but usually no complaints. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
11

11
Can I stop taking celexa (citalopram) after 10+ years?

This would be a good: Question for your provider. If you have recurrent major depressive episodes then it may not be recommended that you stop antidepressants. If you have other conditions that are well controlled it may be a good idea. ...Read more

12

12
What are the secondary effects of celexa (citalopram)?

Black box: The only antidepressant ssri that got black box warning about heart problems is celexa (citalopram). There is a recent wanring about Celexa (citalopram) causing some heart conduction problems for all ages, but I have yet to see one case. Not advised after 50. Otherwise is not known to cause significant or noticeable side effects. Must not take it if pregnant as the safety record is now not complete on ssri. ...Read more

13

13
Can celexa (citalopram) make it hard for you to wake up?

Yes: Yes. Celexa, known generically as citalopram is an ssri and does have a common adverse effect of somnolence. Not all ssris have the same side effect profile, however, and you may find relief with another drug in this class of antidepressants. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
How long before the body rids itselfof celexa (citalopram)?

Citalopram: Usually five times the half life of citalopram which in a healthy individual is approx 35 hours. ...Read more

16

16
Why is celexa (citalopram) not recommended after age of 50?

Celexa (citalopram): I haven't heard that! In 2011 the fda suggested a dose of no more than 40 mg a day in people younger than 60 and 20 mg a day in people over age 60 because there was some evidence it could contribute to heart problems. However, a recent study from the veterans health administration did not find increased vascular risk (2013). I don't know if the guidelines/regulations are different in canada though. ...Read more

17

17
Can I take celexa (citalopram) and prolsic at the same time?

Can I take celexa (citalopram) and prolsic at the same time?

No: Talk to your doctor before using citalopram together with omeprazole. Combining these medications may increase the blood levels of citalopram and increase the risk of certain side effects, including an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious or life-threatening. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What to do if I took 2 20 mg tablets of celexa (citalopram)?

You are OK: Doses above 40 mg/day of Celexa (citalopram) are not recommended due to the risk of QT prolongation. Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Advice on celexa (citalopram) 20mg? Is that a normal dosage?

Yes: It is definitely one of the most popular doses of celexa; and it is ok for you if your dr prescribed it this way. Best wishes. ...Read more

20

20
What happens if your on celexa (citalopram) (the medication)?

Celexa (citalopram) SSRI: Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or if you get suicidal ideation.
...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
738 Doctors shared insights

Celexa (Definition)

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