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If I'm taking citalopram, can I dirnk alcohol?

If I'm taking citalopram, can I dirnk alcohol?

LIGHT TO MODERATE: Both work on similar chemicals in the brain, which means depression symptoms may increase but occasional drink from light to moderate can be consumed. ...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


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What happens when you drink alcohol while taking citalopram (30mg)?

What happens when you drink alcohol while taking citalopram (30mg)?

Interaction effects: Use of alcohol while on citalopram is strongly discouraged. Several important effects to know about: short-term there is a risk of increased drowsiness and sedation, dizziness, difficulties with concentration, and impaired decision making. Second alcohol reduces effectiveness of citalopram, increasing risk of heightened depression or anxiety symptoms, and may interfere with treatment outcomes. ...Read more

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Should you drink alcohol when taking topomax and citalopram?

Not recommended: You should not drink alcohol with either of these medications. Discuss with your physician to be clear, but I would recommend not drinking and significant amount of alcohol after recently taking both of these meds together, especially if you have not alcohol with them before. ...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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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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How will drinking alcohol while I'm on citalopram affect me?

How will drinking alcohol while I'm on citalopram affect me?

Depends: Many pts have a drink even though the label says no without problems. Alcohol is depressing. Pts with panic disorder often have an attack the day after a binge. ...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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Celexa (citalopram) & alcohol after effects: is it normal to have slightly depressed mindstate?

Celexa (citalopram) & alcohol after effects: is it normal to have slightly depressed mindstate?

Yes: The combination can cause you to feel a little depressed for a few reasons. Celexa (citalopram) and alcohol both are metabolized in the liver. This will impair celexa's ability to work well as an antidepressant. Alcohol can magnify the side effects of medication, i.e. Making you feel more tired or down. Alcohol is also a depressant just by itself. ...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)?

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

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If after been on citalopram for a few months no side effects is it ok to drink alcohol again?

If after been on citalopram for a few months no side effects is it ok to drink alcohol again?

No, but: Technically no, but I usually recommend no more than 2 drinks at a time and no more than twice a week since I know that many of my patients will drink anyway. The main interaction is that the antidepressant may intensify effects of alcohol especially reaction time. Also alcohol can cause depression so may not be wort risk if you are doing well on celexa (citalopram) ...Read more

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Taking 200mg of citalopram while drinking alcohol is it possible to show aggressive or violent behavior? Also displaying confusion and panic behavior?

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Taking 200mg of citalopram while drinking alcohol is it possible to show aggressive or violent behavior? Also displaying confusion and panic behavior?

Celexa (citalopram): 200 mg. Dose is unheard of. Maximum daily dose is 40 mg. Also, combining alcohol with medication can affect your moods & cause erratic behaviors. ...Read more

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I take Celexa (citalopram) every day. I also have 1 glass of wine most nights. It does not enhance the effects of the alcohol / make me feel depressed. Is this ok?

I take Celexa (citalopram) every day. I also have 1 glass of wine most nights. It does not enhance the effects of the alcohol / make me feel depressed. Is this ok?

Caution: Best to limit alcohol consumption while on Celexa (citalopram). Even if you don't feel more depressed, alcohol + Celexa (citalopram) may cause additive effects such as dizziness, difficulty concentrating and drowsiness. You recently gave birth, so if you are breast feeding, check with baby's pcp for guidance as well. If you're using alcohol to relax, consider other ways to manage stress, eg, a mothers' group. Take care. ...Read more

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At rest & active tremors for a yr now. No drug or alcohol use except clonzapeam 0.25mg & celexa (citalopram) 10mg. Had tremors b4 starting celexa (citalopram). Clonz making it?

At rest & active tremors for a yr now. No drug or alcohol use except clonzapeam 0.25mg & celexa (citalopram) 10mg. Had tremors b4 starting celexa (citalopram). Clonz making it?

Magnesium: Fatigue, anxiety, and tremor are all symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Calcium can block the uptake of magnesium. Poor stomach acid, low 25-oh vit d, chronic stress, caffeine use, and exposure to loud noise predispose to magnesium deficiency. Topical magnesium oil and green vegetables with supplemental taurine to enhance mag uptake, stress reduction, and gentle exercise can help. ...Read more

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Can I take strepsils lozenges with my citalopram, as I have a sore throat? The box of strepsils says they have dichlorobenzyl alcohol, amylmetacresol.

Can I take strepsils lozenges with my citalopram, as I have a sore throat? The box of strepsils says they have dichlorobenzyl alcohol, amylmetacresol.

Drug interactions: There should not be a problem with these lozenges and citalopram, but the best way in which to check this and be reasonably sure is to ask your pharmacist to run this interaction through their computer. Even if these products interact it is unlikely that the amount taken in a lozenge will be significant. ...Read more

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If you take 20mg citalopram and didn no you were pregnant and had a night out drinking alcohol would it be harmful?

Pregnancy: While alcohol has been associated with certain birth defects and syndromes, there is not a correlation with a certain number of drinks and these effects. Citalopram is not known whether it really has an effect or not. At this point all you can do is don't drink anymore and see your ob/gyn. And congrats! :). ...Read more

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If I was pregnant 7weeks without knowing and had a girls night out drinking alcohol vodkas a lot. And take citalopram wud I have really damaged baby?

If I was pregnant 7weeks without knowing and had a girls night out drinking alcohol vodkas a lot. And take citalopram wud I have really damaged baby?

Vodka: You are probably alright with only one episode of drinking, but make sure you refrain from alcolhol from now on. ...Read more

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Taking citolapram and wondering about effects w/ alcohol. Dr. Wants me to stagger off drinking, but meds say don't drink. Your thoughts?

Taking citolapram and wondering about effects w/ alcohol. Dr. Wants me to stagger off drinking, but meds say don't drink. Your thoughts?

A Matter of Trust: If you trust your doctor, I would follow the advice given. All antidepressant labels say to not drink alcohol, and for good reason--alcohol can really mess up the doctor's picture of what is going on with the patient. That being said, if the doctor trusts you, and you trust the doctor, then I would recommend you follow the prescribed plan. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to drink alcohol if I'm taking asacol, (mesalamine) mercaptopurine, prednisone, and celexa?

Is it a bad idea to drink alcohol if I'm taking asacol, (mesalamine) mercaptopurine, prednisone, and celexa?

Yes: Alcohol depletes serotonin making Celexa (citalopram) not work. Alcohol causes diahrea and irritates your bowel (you apparently have inflamatory bowel problem from your meds) do you think a few hours of alcohol high is worth days to weeks of agony from ibs and depression? ...Read more

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Is it ok to take celexa (citalopram) 20mg with day quill?

Is it ok to take celexa (citalopram) 20mg with day quill?

Most likely no prob.: But, talk to your doctor before using dextromethorphan together with escitalopram. Combining these medications can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called the serotonin syndrome, which may include symptoms such as confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, etc. See www. Drugs. Com. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 30mg of codeine and 20mg citalopram at the same time?

Run this by your MD: First. There are some warnings about combining Celexa and pain relievers, so be careful and find out for sure first. Here's a lay resource:

http://www. Drugs. Com/citalopram.html ...Read more

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I'm taking 20mg of Celexa/Citalopram. Is it okay to take ZzzQuil with it?

Medication effects: 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
•Meditation
Tai Chi ...Read more

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Increased my citalopram from 20mg to 40mg and now I feel so tired. What can I do?

Call our doctor!: Antidepressants are supposed to help you feel better; if you feel worse, it is likely the wrong drugor dosage. Thee is a small risk of heart problems with citalopram in genetically susceptible persons. There can also be interference with your sleep which could produce tiredness and fatigue. 3-7% of persons cannot metabolize citalopram, and can get toxic on normal doses. Call your doctor! ...Read more

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I keep yawning constantly im taking 20mg citalopram, what can I do to make it stop.

Nasal breathing: There have been a few cases of SSRI antidepressants causing excessive yawning. Talk to your doc about lowering the dose. Here is a 'cool' article on scholarpedia Olivier Walusinsk a French doctor, about it, He writes that nasal breathing or cooling your forehead (cold compresses) may help with yawning and explains the theory. Let is know if it works!

http://www. Scholarpedia. Org/article/Yawn ...Read more

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Why would someone have less side effects on 20mg celexa (citalopram) and more on 10mg?

Metabolism: Whenever ssri medications are first started it can happen that for a short while you may feel worse as the chemicals in your body are affected. Once your body has overcome the initial period, medications are then titrated to your symptoms. ...Read more

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Will I have any bad side effects from increasing 20mg of citalopram to 30mg? Really worried

Will I have any bad side effects from increasing 20mg of citalopram to 30mg? Really worried

Unlikely: "Bad" side effects -- emergencies, etc. -- are very unlikely. New side effects are possible, but unlikely, to develop if they haven't already done so at 20 mg; but not "bad" in that sense. And remember you can always just drop back to 20 mg. ...Read more

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If I am on 20mg of citalopram once a day. Is it ok to try for a baby? Does it harm the baby?

If I am on 20mg of citalopram once a day. Is it ok to try for a baby? Does it harm the baby?

Weigh risk/ benefits: Citalopram has been assigned to pregnancy category c by the fda. Spontaneous abortion and induced withdrawal effects has been described. In 3d trimester infants exposure may require prolonged hospitalization, resp. Support, and tube feeding. They might develop complications consistent with serotonin syndrome (resp. Distress, cyanosis, apnea, seizures, temp. Instability, feeding intolerance, tremor. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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