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Can I take Valium with celexa (citalopram) ?

Can I take Valium with celexa (citalopram) ?

Check with your MD!: Patients who are being treated for anxiety or depression with drugs like Celexa do sometimes need an additional sedative for anxiety (often, Klonopin (clonazepam) or Ativan are prescribed), particularly when they first start celexa. However, the use of both medications can at times cause sedation. Always check with your doctor before combining medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Valium (Definition)

Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, ...Read more


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Going to talk to my doctor, concerned taking Celexa (citalopram) with having bradychardia. What a ADs are ok to take with bradychardia? Also take Valium.

Going to talk to my doctor, concerned taking Celexa (citalopram) with having bradychardia. What a ADs are ok to take with bradychardia? Also take Valium.

Your doctor: Do you mean you have bradycardia as a condition or do you mean you have bradycardia when you take Celexa (citalopram)? It is not likely that Celexa (citalopram) will affect bradycardia. Your doctor knows your condition, follow his/her advise. ...Read more

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Take 20mg of Celexa a day and 20mg Valium for panic disorder. Doctor added 15mg Remeron (mirtazapine). Can Remeron (mirtazapine) with Celexa cause Serotonin Syndrome?

Yes-watch carefully!: If you have any of these: confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering or shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm or stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea - call provider ASAP and even consider ER. It can be life-threatening. Before starting, talk about it. Talk Tx can help! ...Read more

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Can i take valium?

Can i take valium?

Depends: It depends what you take it for, at what dosage and for how long. It depends on your health overall and if you are taking any other meds as drug interaction may happen. It should not be taken for a long period of time as it can cause dependance. ...Read more

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Can you be 18 and take valium?

YES: There needs to be a medical condition to prescribe this medication though. ...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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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