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Depression. She is taking abilify, (aripiprazole) ziac, effexor, lamictal, congentin (sp?

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Depression. She is taking abilify, (aripiprazole) ziac, effexor, lamictal, congentin (sp?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Not uncommon combination for mood disorders, hope u r doing well on that, however, not sure what your question is? ...Read more

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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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Is DEXEDRINE, prozac, and wellbutrin xl combo safe?

Is DEXEDRINE, prozac, and wellbutrin xl combo safe?

Not at all!: These do together with major risks between ALL! Don't just stop them but DO contact your Dr immediately and if there's any delay, find a good pharmacist to help you deal with this bad situation. This link might show you the risks but you can search them if it fails: But best is a Dr or pharmacist: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=843-4506,1115-648,440-203 Please be careful!!! ...Read more

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Which is better: Zoloft (sertraline) vs citalopram?

Which is better: Zoloft (sertraline) vs citalopram?

One is not better: than the other. However, sometimes a person may tolerate one SSRI better than another. ...Read more

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Is serzone or Prozac (fluoxetine) is better?

Is serzone or Prozac (fluoxetine) is better?

They r different: Serzone isn't available was associated with liver priblems. ...Read more

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Which antidepressant works best with Ritalin and is approved for social anxiety? Prozac, Citalopram, Lexapro (escitalopram) does not working/help my depression.

Which antidepressant works best with Ritalin and is approved for social anxiety? Prozac, Citalopram,  Lexapro (escitalopram) does not working/help my depression.

Wellbutrin (bupropion) : Wellbutrin (bupropion) would be a good choice here. It works great for depression and also has positive effects on focus for adhd. Be sure and mention anxiety to your doc at next visit, it may be exacerbating your anxiety as well. ...Read more

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Is wellbutrin (bupropion) a dopamine agonist drug?

Is wellbutrin (bupropion) a dopamine agonist drug?

Mostly: Wellbutrin (bupropion) interferes with reuptake of dopamine&norepinephrine(noradrenaline)in the central nervous system, thereby leaving these neurotransmitters to sit longer&stronger in the synapse between communicating brain cells, which enhances dopamine&adrenaline activity at the cellular level. That can treat depression, feed pleasure to help sex&bypass tobacco, improve adhd&cognition, lower weight, etc. ...Read more

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Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol 2-Carbamazepine 3-Lamotrigine 4-Biperiden 5-Methocarbamol 6-Quetiapine 7-Clomipramine?

Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol  
2-Carbamazepine
3-Lamotrigine
4-Biperiden
5-Methocarbamol
6-Quetiapine
7-Clomipramine?

Asthenia : Weakness can be caused by induction of an adrenal deficiency in the setting of chronic steroid use ( withdrawal ) Any of the medications listed can produce perceived weakness in the setting of anxiety. ...Read more

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Dos Abilify (aripiprazole) 2mg interact withe Zoloft 50mg?

Dos Abilify (aripiprazole) 2mg  interact withe Zoloft 50mg?

Probably safe: Low-dose Abilify (aripiprazole) can be an effective and fairly safe augmentation strategy to add to antidepressants -- but should only be used under supervision by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is the antidepressant tofranil (imipramine) effective?

Is the antidepressant tofranil (imipramine) effective?

Yes: It is effective and sometimes works better than the new ones on the minus side it has anticholinergic side effects: dry mouth blurred vision constipation hot flashes etc. ...Read more

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Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug..Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.

Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug..Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.

Slow marketing: I believe the reason has been somewhat slow marketing and releasing it before proving that it also has effectiveness in anxiety as well. Some of the initial side effects needs to be overcome by taking the initial starter packet and using two of them instead of one so that the upward taper occurs less aggressively. The harder it is to get patient and physician compliance, the harder it is to sell. ...Read more

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Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) an effective medication for anxiety?

Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) an effective medication for anxiety?

Yes: Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is a new class of antidepressant. I have found it useful for anxiety as well as depression. It has different side effects than the others so might benefit people who didn't tolerate others well. No weight gain and maybe less sexual dysfunction, but can cause a lot of nausea and diarrhea and must be taken with food. ...Read more

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Is Prozac (fluoxetine) safe to take with Parkinson's medication such sinemet?

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) safe to take with Parkinson's medication such sinemet?

Usually, yes: Generally you can take Prozac (fluoxetine) with sinemet. You need ongoing follow-up though, since either can cause changes in behavior and mental status. ...Read more

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Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) often prescribed for anxiety?

Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) often prescribed for anxiety?

No, mostly.: But that's because it's a really new drug, so it's not prescribed "often" for anything! It IS an antidepressant, and all antidepressants are also used as antianxiety meds. This is because depression and anxiety are often considered to be flip sides of the same coin within psychiatry. If you are not comfortable with idea of the med, talk to your doc. Otherwise, maybe try it and see how it goes? ...Read more

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Is taking bupropion and alprazolam safe?

Is taking bupropion and alprazolam safe?

Medication effects: Your Health is Precious! Excessive use of Alprazolam or abrupt discontinuation following long-term use, may occasionally trigger seizures in patients taking Bupropion. Reflect: •Need for Bupropion and Alprazolam •Stressors in life causing Anxiety and Depression •Use of Alcohol •To see Psychiatrist for medication side effects and interaction; Therapy for stresses in life and for coping skilsl ...Read more

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Which is best? Paxil, (paroxetine) olanzapine, bupropion, or oxcarbazepine?

Which is best? Paxil, (paroxetine) olanzapine, bupropion, or oxcarbazepine?

Agree w Dr. Ali: Which is best for treating which condition?. Paxil is an SSRI antidepressant which is good for treatment of typical depressive sx 's & anxiety. Bupropion is a unique antidepressant which is good for seasonal affective disorder, atypical depression & smoking cessation. Oxcarbazepine is a mood stabilizer and olanzapine is an antipsychotic. You are asking us to compare apples & organges. ...Read more

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Is 36 mg of concerta ADHD medication safe?

Is 36 mg of concerta ADHD medication safe?

Yes: Concerta is very safe if adhd was properly diagnosed and the patient is regularly monitored. The use and dose of medications in adhd must be targeted for specific outcomes, usually defined as "normalization." this and the occurrence of adverse effects then drives the dose used. ...Read more

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Can I use maca powder on citalopram?

Can I use maca powder on citalopram?

Thanks for asking!: Citalopram is fda officially aproved antidepressant/antianxiety medication which has scientifically researched profile. Maca powde is food supliment which has a mood stimulating effect(not for every one !) and i did not see scientific studies with double blind method which would confirm antidepressant effect, a top of if your doctor prescribed to you citaloprom do not substitute it by yourself. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of long term use of celexa (citalopram)?

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Celexa (citalopram): I agree that Celexa (citalopram) is safe long-term , as long as regular checkups done to monitor blood work & mood changes. ...Read more

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I could really use as many dr's 2 answer 2 support that celexa (citalopram) & baclofen have no bad interaction taken together, especially local dr's..2 use as ref?

Monitor: Since both the medicines have effects on the brain, caution needs to be applied for breathing and central nervous system depressant effect. Becomes an issue especially in elderly and debilitated. ...Read more

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What probiotics can I use with celexa (citalopram)? Are they over the counter? Any recommendations on particular ones?

What probiotics can I use with celexa (citalopram)? Are they over the counter?  Any recommendations on particular ones?

Probiotics: Lactobacillus bulgaricus, bifantis, lactobacillus gg, bacillus coagulans, bacillus subtilis, lactobacillus salivarius are probiotics which can aid digestive problems. Multiple strains are more likely to provide balance than a product with a single strain. You need to have enough of the probiotic to make a difference. It is better to have a product that contains billions versus millions >>. ...Read more

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Do the chances of developing extrapyramidal symptoms associated with Citalopram use increase with long term use of it? I have the same question for Paroxetine. I.e. If Citalop. has been working well for me for a few months how safe am I in long term?

Safe: The incidence of extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) is low, but can occur with many antidepressants (and it's not higher for citalopram). There is some concern SSRI anti-depressants may make EPS more likely if other drugs that cause EPS are given at the same time. ...Read more

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Does regular marijuana use lower the effectiveness of citalopram?

Does regular marijuana use lower the effectiveness of citalopram?

Makes u depressed: Heavvy marijuana use makes you depressed. This drug actively works to counteract the effectiveness of citalopram. ...Read more

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Is standardize black cohosh safe to use for menepause symptoms? On Levrothroxine 125 mg in AM. Total Thyroidectomy and celexa (citalopram) Any Side effects?

Is standardize black cohosh safe to use for menepause symptoms?  On Levrothroxine  125 mg in AM.  Total Thyroidectomy and celexa (citalopram) Any Side effects?

Safe but effective?: To date, the use of the herbal medication, black cohash, used as directed, 20mg daily, has been safe but recent large randomized studies have not shown it to be statistically effective in relieving menopausal symptoms. Like other herbal medications, the long term use of these drugs has not been throughly studied. There is no known contraindication using black cohosh with your other medications. ...Read more

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Got citalopram scared of taking they are 10mg can I chop in half for 5mg for first week? Can I use asthma inhalers with them and multi vitamin

Got citalopram scared of taking they are 10mg can I chop in half for 5mg for first week? Can I use asthma inhalers with them and multi vitamin

Your Dr : Your dr should be informed timely of all changes in doses, and all the meds you take including over the counter preparations like vitamins. It is better not to chop any pills without consulting your dr first. He will listen to your concerns if you are scared of the dose (and this one is relatively low in general), he might reassure you or give you advice on this. ...Read more

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What can be done for penis numbness + sexual dysfunction due to previous citalopram use (pssd)?

Citalopram: Doesn't cause either of these problems. You need to investigate further with your medical doctor and psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Hi, is it safe to use noopept together with l-theanine and citalopram. I'm a woman of 42 suffering from depression and anxiety issues. ?

As far as is known: There are no known interactions between noopept & other drugs/supplements but more research is needed.It should be fine with L-theanine and is probably safe with citalopram as it is not known to directly affect serotonin levels. If you try it proceed with caution and start with low doses, but it has potential to be beneficial. See https://nicksdatabase.wordpress.com/the-memory-enhancer-noopept/ ...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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Is it safe to take Amitriptyline 50g & citalopram 40g together. I use the Amitriptyline for neuropathic pain and Citalopram for anxiety?

Is it safe to take Amitriptyline 50g & citalopram 40g together. I use the Amitriptyline for neuropathic pain and Citalopram for anxiety?

Do: you mean 50mg and 40 mg? Because those are unusually high doses. The combination is common however the physician will have to overwrite the drug to drug interaction if using e prescribing ...Read more

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Taking 37.5 mg venlaflexine, just prescribed citalopram 10 mg. To supplement for panic disorder. I also use medical marijuana. What interactions?

Seratonin Syndrome: Combination of all 3 might cause excessive somnolence or sedation. In addition, using venlafaxine and citalopram puts you at risk of developing a condition called seratonin syndrome (excessive seratonin in system), cardiac arrythmias (irregular heart beat )and hyponatremia (low sodium). You might want to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I have schizophrenia since 15 yrs. Recently my doctor prescribe arip thats feel good but i could sleep more then two hrs i want to use citalopram cani?

I have schizophrenia since 15 yrs. Recently my doctor prescribe arip thats feel good but i could sleep more then two hrs i want to use citalopram cani?

Careful monitoring: there can be a place for antidepressants with antipsychotics as long as you have your doctors permission and he monitors you cloely to make sure there isnt activation. Sleeping pills might also be useful as long as its done this way ...Read more

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I am breastf. A 4 mnth old, very depressed and anxiety, got a script for citalopram, scared to use for side effects, would tyrosine be benificial and safe for my baby ?And what dose can I use if its safe?

I am breastf. A 4 mnth old, very depressed and anxiety, got a script for citalopram, scared to use for side effects, would tyrosine be benificial and safe for my baby ?And what dose can I use if its safe?

Discuss: With a pharmacist about side-effect profile of these drugs. Category b drugs are safe for pregnancy & lactating moms. Category c drugs state that the benefits of the drug outweight the risk not sure about tyrosine. Check online also for more info. Sleep is very important to relieve your symptoms so be sure to have enough of it. Follow up with your dr. Get tested for thyroid disorder. Take care! ...Read more

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What can be the physical symptoms of stopping use of citalopram after 2 months of using? Can burning tongue and mouth scars happen in this situation?

What can be the physical symptoms of stopping use of citalopram after  2 months of using? Can burning tongue and mouth scars happen in this situation?

Discontinuation Sx: Stopping citalopram or other ssri medication suddenly can result in discontinuation symptoms including dizziness, lethargy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fever, sweating, chills. Incomnia, myalgias, parasthesias, electric shock-like sensations, anxiety, agitation, crying, irritability, confusion, slowed thinking, etc. You might look for other causes of burning tongue and mouth scars. ...Read more

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Except citalopram and bupropion which antidepressants are safe to use on methadone therapy?

Except citalopram and bupropion which antidepressants are safe to use on methadone therapy?

Many: None are absolute contraindications. The interactions that your doctor might be concerned about would be sedation orthostatic (standing up ) effects, and EKG effects. And there is the question of what other medicines or drugs you are taking. Typically potentially interactions are handled by using low doses, and incrementing slowly. It would be a quetion picking the best for you. ...Read more

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Celexa (Definition)

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