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Can I Take Amitriptyline With Citalopram
Caution: These medicines are both from the same drug family. Please talk with the doctor who is prescribing this medicine to you. As long as the medications are closely followed by the doctor, then the risk of having a bad drug-drug interaction will be very low. Take care ... ...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
Yes: they are safe together. However, discuss it with your prescriber at your next visit. ...Read more
Yes, you can: Good that you asked , always exercise caution with multiple medications ...Read more
Midol and Celexa (citalopram): Interactions between drugs are always possible, but it unlikely to encounter a serious adverse interaction with this combination, specially if the individual has normal liver and kidney function and no predisposition or risk factor to GI bleeding. The combination of Citalopram with the formulation of Midol that contains NSAIDS could potentially increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. ...Read more
Depends....: Sometimes two antidepressants may be used at the same time in some cases but the choice of which ones depends on the condition and symptoms being targeted and potential side effects and interactions. Discuss with your treating md to see if another combination of mess will be best for you. ...Read more
Yes: There should be no problem taking those two medications together. ...Read more
Be careful: Temazepam is a CNS depressant most commonly prescribed to treat insomnia. Taking a CNS depressant with an SSRI, such as citalopram, can enhance the adverse effects of the SSRI, particularly psychomotor impairment. You shouldn't be taking either of these drugs without the guidance and authorization of a physician, preferably a mental health professional. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it safe to take Amitriptyline 50g & citalopram 40g together. I use the Amitriptyline for neuropathic pain and Citalopram for anxiety?
I take 40mg citalopram is it safe to take Amitriptyline also to stop my bladder urgency? Or recommend some other anxiety medications stop urgency
Consult prescriber: Citalopram + amitriptyline can increase risk of rare serious serotonin syndrome, which may include symptoms such as confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excess sweating, shivering, shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm/stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Severe case may include coma and death. ...Read more
Is Amitriptyline (10mg) safe and useful to take for testicular pain? Any side effects while or withdrawal symptoms after taking it? ~ like Citalopram
Is it okay if I take small dose amitriptyline (25mg) for neuropathic pain and regular dose of citalopram for depression and OCD ?
Use Caution : The combination of these drugs can be used Important to check with your doctor .combining these medications can cause Serotonin syndrome such as confusion hallucinations and even seizures changes in blood pressure increase heart rate fever , excessive sweating blurred vision muscle spasms nausea vomiting and tremors. There may be alternatives you can use check with your doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Hi, I have been taking citalopram 20mg for the past year, my doctor has now prescribed amitriptyline 10mg for treatment of headaches, is this ok?
Yes: Both can be taken together. Just be sure to closely follow up with the prescribing doctor for efficacy and side effects. ...Read more
Tried celexa, (citalopram) amitriptyline, and trazodone for anxiety, all have caused heart racing and palps, also still anxious. Any suggestions? Am I imagining?
I Amon 60mg of citalopram and 50 mg of amitriptyline I am also on 60mg of mirtazapine. Am having anxiety and jaw clenching and dizziness !!
Combination not good: Consult prescribing provider. Issues with this med combination: Amitriptyline and Citalopram - higher risk for Serotonin Syndrome which may be related to clenching, muscle tension and concomitant anxiety. Citalopram Max Dose recommended is 40mg. Higher may not be useful also problematic with Amitryptiline. The dose of Mirtazapine seems high and may be related to dizziness. Consult provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Better not: several unwanted interactions between the two drugs ...Read more
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