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Can I Take Citalopram And Use Voltarol Gel
I have severe neck pain and have used voltarol gel. Can I take 600 mg ibruprofen for the pain and zoplicone to assist my sleep?
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
I have ulcerative colitis in remission. Can I use topical Voltarol gel containing Diclofenac for a painful hamstring strain?
Yes: You should be able to use the transdermal anti-inflammatories without too much of a problem. These medications commonly caused your Tatian of the G.I. tract but not if transmitted through the skin ...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 more
Never safe: It is never safe to take more medications then prescribed by your physician. Go to the ER for appropriate care and treatment. ...Read more
No.: Lumiday includes st. John's wort and a precursor of serotonin, both of which you should not take in combination with citalopram. Please speak to your treating physician regarding the effectiveness of your current treatment regimen. I wonder as you are thinking about taking lumiday if something doesn't need to be done to better treat your depression.. ...Read more
Ativan with Celexa (citalopram).: Yes, if it is recommended by your doctor. ...Read more
Celexa (citalopram) is used to treat depression. It can cause insomnia and may worsen depression.
Using ZzzQuil with Celexa (citalopram) may increase dizziness, confusion, impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination.
Do following to decrease use of medications:
•Therapy with Psychiatrist to decrease dose of Celexa (citalopram)
•Breathing and Music Relaxation
•Visual Imagery of National Parks
•Tai Chi ...Read more
Yes: Both of these medications increase seratonin. If they are monitored by your doctor it is acceptable to use both at the same time. All of your physicians schold be informed of all medications, otc's, and nutracutacles you are taking. Also, your pharmacist should have this information. ...Read more
Serotonin: Always is to run it by your prescriber. Sometimes that isn't helpful. Don't just take it. Check interaction checker like: http://reference. Medscape. Com/drug-interactionchecker -I am not endorsing this one specifically. Some don't include all supplements, so you have to use good judgement and search. In this case there is reason to worry, need to follow up with MD and follow their advice ...Read more
Very few: Both group overlap covering some neurotransmitters and also could have drug drug interactions depending on the age sex and meds of the pt is taking so sometimes pharm d are really good about helping as they have drug drug interaction websites at their access doctors don't and they spend a lot if time educating pts on meds than we do so I use their resource as my team and I am very close to all. ...Read more
Therapy, poss. Meds: It's generally best to avoid all meds when pregnant. So psychotherapy is the 1st choice for depression or anxiety. But it's better to take antidepressants, usually ssris like celexa, (citalopram) than to stay clinically depressed while pregnant. Depression itself can harm your unborn baby, so the risks must be weighed. Talk to your doctor. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/antidepressants/dn00007. ...Read more
Adipex and celexa (citalopram): You should ask a pharmacist to be absolutely sure. That being said, according to the packaging insert for adipex (phentermine), there are many drugs listed that should not be taken with it, but Celexa (citalopram) (an ssri) is not listed as one of them. So it should be safe. But again, check with a pharmacist. ...Read more
Adipex-P + Celexa (citalopram): You should avoid this combo if you can. Ssris such as Celexa (citalopram) may potentiate the pharmacologic response to sympathomimetic drugs such as Adipex-P (phentermine). You may experience jitteriness, racing thoughts, stomach cramps, dry eyes, palpitations, tremors, and restlessness. There is also a risk of potentially serious condition known as serotonin syndrome. ...Read more
Celexa (citalopram) & Pregnancy: Being Category C pregnancy medication, your doctor can advise you of the risks versus benefits of either taking Celexa (citalopram) during pregnancy or withholding it when you get pregnant. If decision to continue taking it, close monitoring is needed, especially if taken during the first trimester. ...Read more
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