Doctor insights on:
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
No : Thanks. That was a simple question. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Paxil (paroxetine): Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unaware of any: Such association.Get a more detailed answer ›
Im taking, levothyroxine, tramadol, labetalol, seroquel, (quetiapine) and sertraline can any of these meds cause high ammonia levels?
Does Lexapro (escitalopram) prolong qt only in high doses? I take very low dose betapace and wanted to try Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety/depression. Tried other ssris.
3rd try: Please have an EKG done on the combination to determine FOR YOU if your QT is prolonged. We're all different. One person won't have QT prolongation and another will on the same dose of medications. Really. Please believe me. ...Read more
Doc added propranolol for a bad lithium tremor. Also take zoloft, klonopin, lamictal, wellbutrin, Neurontin & latuda (lurasidone). Am i at high risk for impotency?
Lovastatin effects: All of the statins have some side effects, the two most concerning are abnormal liver enzymes and muscle aches and pains. Both of these are evaluated with blood tests. I am not familiar with any of these meds causing depression. Depression is a complicated illness and some meds can interfere with antidepressant meds, they don't cause it. ...Read more
Why high testosterone, low tsh, high cholesterol, weight gain, high triglycerides, irritable, aggressive, sleeplessness, high serum calcium?
Multiple problems: You has a whole host of problems. First of all, you need to see your physician (p) to deal with your abnormal labs. I will address only a few of them due to space limitations. One of the causes of your high calcium is that you are on calcium, please stop it. You weight gain could be due to your high tsh. Speak to the p who ordered the blood tests that disclosed your problems for answers. ...Read more
Well ...: In theory, Wellbutrin (bupropion) could cause hyperprolactinemia but in all honesty, I've never seen it occur in clinical practice. Also, Klonopin (a medication that works on the GABA system) can actually inhibit prolactin release. So, short answer is ... It's possible but very unlikely. Hope that helps! ...Read more
How high is my risk of impotency with my med cocktail of zoloft, klonopin, lamictal, neurontin, wellbutrin, propranolol, requip and latuda (lurasidone)?
Prolactin levels: in the serum are mediated by a whole host of factors. Inhibition of the Dopamine D2 receptor due to pharmacologic use of typical and atypical antipsychotics causes the majority of cases, although SSRI, MAOI and tricyclic antidepressants can also play a causative role. Hypothalamic nuclei and the anterior pituitary (and its infundibular portal system are the major location for cyclical release ...Read more
Why would 10mg celexa (citalopram) make your blood serotonin level low? When i wasn't on celexa (citalopram) my serotonin level was high?
CSF correlation?: CSF serotonin levels may not correlate with blood levels, and some labs are very unreliable also. Celexa (citalopram) inhibits the reuptake of serotonin back into pre-synaptic neurons -- increasing synaptic amounts. This is one of the ways Celexa (citalopram) works in depression. Because of the blood-brain barrier your CSF level may be higher than blood level. CSF levels are obtainable by lumbar puncture only. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers