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Celexa And Ambien
What to do if I currently take celexa. And ambien. I had some surgery and now have tylenol (acetaminophen) 3s. is it bad to take them together?
Combination medicati: Yes, it is OK to take all of them together as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
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've tried restoril trazadone remeron celexa an Ambien (zolpidem) none of them worked or just worked for like two weeks & stopped what's the best sleep meds?
Worked for 2 weeks: Only Ambien (zolpidem) is habit forming. If you took many of those COMBINED and not sleep well, means you have severe mental disease not just sleep problem. If Rx works for only 2w then means not proper dosing for long term benefit. You have severe problem and need a psychiatrist early to avoid aggravation and waste of time and health by symptomatic treatment. ...Read more
My husband currently takes Celexa, Xanax (alprazolam) and Ambien. Is this a safe combination? Should he ask his doctor to prescribe a better combo?
Yes: No interaction between these two.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain and depression: While pain and depression can contribute to each other, and insomnia can be both a symptom of depression and a perpetuating factor -- you may want to review these meds with your MD. You want to be sure your depression is adequately treated, so that you are not taking unnecessary pain medicine. You may want to review effective non-habit forming sleep aids and pain meds with your doc. ...Read more
Same doctor gave it?: You better make sure the same doctor who gave you desipramine and Celexa knows you are planning to take Ambien (zolpidem) too. If more than one doctor gave you these medications, then you are going to get in trouble because all these medications work on the brain and interact. I highly recommend you pick one doctor and make sure he/she recommends you take all three before you proceed. ...Read more
Taking Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep, & my doctor is weaning me off of ativan after 3 yrs with giving me celexa now. I worry about replacing one drug with another.
Doctor put me back on Celexa, and added Trazadone for sleep, as I didn't want to take Ambien (zolpidem). No chance for Serotonin Syndrome, right? He said no.
Celexa/Trazodone: At therapeutic doses, that combination is used quite frequently & is safe. ...Read more
Will the psyc meds I'm on effect my teeth sencitve wellbutrinsr topamax (topiramate) ativan Ambien lamictal in the last 3 day was taken of celexa do to bad manic?
40mg citalopram in am, 4mg klonopin during day, 900mg gabapentin w dinner, 25mg seroquel @ night. Can I take 10mg of Ambien (zolpidem) with the seroquel?
Not really: Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine tranquilizer. Although it helps with sleep, it is mainly for anxiety and muscle relaxation, and can be taken during the day if prescribed that way. Ambien (zolpidem) is chemically different, only used for sleep, never during the day, and is not a tranquilizer (anxiety reducer). Valium is also habit-forming, Ambien less so (but can be too). ...Read more
Yes: In my practice, with my patients, I have not had anyone related any complaints regarding taking milk with Ambien (zolpidem) in the many years I have prescribed the sleeping pill. If you have any specific concerns, please ask the clinician who is prescribing you the ambien (zolpidem). ...Read more
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
Celexa (citalopram): Generally very well tolerated, side effects may include constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; increased sweating; light-headedness when you stand or sit up; loss of appetite; nausea; stuffy nose; tiredness; weakness; yawning. ...Read more
By not taking Ambien (zolpidem): The question is too vague/far-reaching for a good answer. Given success of pharmacotherapy for some issues, many assume medical disease industry has good treatments for most symptoms: not true. As embodied Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, health is extremely complex, only partially understood & most treatments are for symptoms of advanced disease, not health or truly solving most health problems. ...Read more
Insomnia: Doxylamine (ingredient in unisom) is an antihistamine. The combination could result in excessive sedation. I would guess you are asking because the Ambien (zolpidem) alone is not fully effective? Please let your physician know of your concerns and they can advise you on the appropriate course of action to improve your sleep. ...Read more
Strangest is the various sleep activities of which driving while eating was related to me from the psychiatrist of the patient. These variants are unpredictable and never--that I know of--as dramatic. I would not let this negate taking buproprion-that is generic for wellbutrin (bupropion).
I assume all your papers are up to date. ...Read more
Are you ok?: By missing 4 doses, that typically mean you did not take it for 4 days. How do you feel? If this the beginning of treatment this will affect you more than if you have been taking the Celexa (citalopram) for quite a while. I would guess 4 days is about as many as you can miss and not notice much difference; after that I would bet you might not feel so ok any more. Best to take every day! ...Read more