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Can you drink if you take celexa (citalopram) every day?

Can you drink if you take celexa (citalopram) every day?

You can but only in: Moderation. As you might be aware, alcohol and Celexa (citalopram) can interact. They both act upon your brain’s neurotransmitters. Alcohol is a sedative that works with GABA and Dopamine receptors. Alcohol can ruin the antidepressant effects of celexa, (citalopram) which works with serotonin receptors. So, if you want to drink some alcohol, it would be best to drink in moderation. ...Read more

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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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How long after I stop Celexa (citalopram) can I resume drinking? This week I've taken 3 Celexa (citalopram) (10 mgs each) over the course of 3 days.

How long after I stop Celexa (citalopram) can I resume drinking? This week I've taken 3 Celexa (citalopram) (10 mgs each) over the course of 3 days.

A week, be cautious: This is not a hard science. Celexa (citalopram) may take up to a week to clear from your body, but how soon it stops having an effect - particularly one that adds together with alcohol - is unclear. Do know that alcohol use while on this medication can slow your mental abilities. Even stopping the medication, these side effects may linger awhile longer than expected. ...Read more

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What would happen if someone took 280mg of celexa (citalopram) while drinking a gin and coke?

What would happen if someone took 280mg of celexa (citalopram) while drinking a gin and coke?

Don't: If you are seriously thinking of doing this, you need immediate psychiatric help. This would definitely be a suicide attempt. You could die or you could live and have very serious health problems. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

Best To Avoid: Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant and alcohol is a depressant. Common sense tells us to avoid alcohol while treating depression, otherwise one agent will cancel the other. I have always considered alcohol the "original medication". It calms you, gives you confidence, stimulates you and puts you to sleep and can even be unused as an antiseptic. If you are unable to stop drinking talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol when taking celexa (citalopram)?

Is it okay to drink alcohol when taking celexa (citalopram)?

HOW MUCH?: They will be additive regarding sedation. That's not a good idea for driving, gutter cleaning, tree trimming and other things where you don't want to doze off. Also the amount of drink is a real factor. Check with dr who prescribed Celexa (citalopram) and get dr's opinion re anxiety, depression, alcohol. Therapy may be indicated. If in therapy, time to take it seriously. ...Read more

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Can I have a drink in moderation on celexa (citalopram) ?

Can I have a drink in moderation on celexa (citalopram) ?

It's not advised: Unfortunately, alcohol has the potential to worsen the side effects of medication like celexa (citalopram). This includes sedation as well as problems with cognition (thinking) and motor function. While the effect may be small, it is impossible to predict how any one patient will respond. You should talk to your doctor for further guidance in this matter. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcholol while taking celexa (citalopram)? Not heavy drinking light drink maybe 3 or 4 drinks

1 drink maximum: Do you mean 3-4 drinks at once? While you can mix alcohol and celexa, (citalopram) they do hit the same area of the brain. Light drinking means a single selection of the following (sorry) your choice: •12 ounces of beer •5 ounces of wine •1 ounce of 80-proof whiskey, or 1 ounce of 100-proof spirits alcohol is a depressant and, after making you sleepy, promptly ruins your sleep 4 hours later for most. ...Read more

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Can I still drink alcohol while taking celexa (citalopram)?

Can I still drink alcohol while taking celexa (citalopram)?

Be Careful: Even moderate alcohol use can be associated with depression. Although there is no contraindication to an occasional drink, i would advise to be very careful with alcohol if you're being treated for depression. Also there can be a link between depression and the development of addictive behavior. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking celexa (citalopram)? Is there any medications that should not be taken with celexa (citalopram)?

Not a good idea but: Drinking alcohol while taking Celexa (citalopram) can increase the side effects of Celexa (citalopram) and vice versa.But if you drink, drink only small or moderate amont .That is 1drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men, and be careful as to side effects.You should not take MAO inhibiters, ectasy street drug, other ssris, st john warts, other sedatives and sleeping pills if approved by your doctor with care.Ask ur md. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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