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Would a prescription antihistamine interact with 20mg celexa (citalopram)?

Would a prescription antihistamine interact with 20mg celexa (citalopram)?

Usually not: Most are ok to take and no interaction but depends on which med. ...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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Which antihistamine can I take with citalopram?

Which antihistamine can I take with citalopram?

Any: There are really almost any antihistamine that you could take including diphenhydramine, dicyclomine, and Hydroxyzine among the rest. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Can I take citalopram and antihistamine at the same time?

Can I take citalopram and antihistamine at the same time?

"Can I": "I" is the catch in your question. I can't give advice to you in particular.


The answer depends on your other known conditions and the Celexa dose. For an otherwise healthy person, 30mg daily of Celexa or less plus an antihistamine at standard dose carries a low risk for heart problems. Discuss with your doctor and the pharmacist dispensing the Celexa before going forward with the combo. ...Read more

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Can I take citalopram and antihistamine at the same time?

Probably: This combination is usually safe, but individual factors may influence this. Consult your doctor to deal with your specific circumstances. ...Read more

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Can I take singulair and antihistamine with citalopram every day, together? Need it for chronic rhinitis and the depression it's caused.

Can I take singulair and antihistamine with citalopram every day, together? Need it for chronic rhinitis and the depression it's caused.

Yes you can: Good that you asked, always be cautious with multiple medications, as for depression caused by rhinitis!!! You may need to see an allergist / ENT, or seek a second opniion, it's your right, good luck ...Read more

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Is it ok to take antihistamines with?

With what?: If you are thinking about drinking alcohol, do not do it. Antihistamines might potentiate the effect of alcohol. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) help with anxiety?

Can celexa (citalopram) help with anxiety?

Celexa (citalopram): Among other ssris as well as snris, yes it does. ...Read more

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Can I take Valium with celexa (citalopram)?

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

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Headache medicine with celexa (citalopram)?

Headache medicine with celexa (citalopram)?

OK OTC: Celexa has many interactions, so tylenolol or Aleve (naproxen) is recommmended. ...Read more

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Side effects of celexa (citalopram) (20 mg)?

Side effects of celexa (citalopram) (20 mg)?

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

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How long do antihistamines stay in your system?

72 hrs: The biologic effects no longer than 72 hours even though the drug may still be detectable for up to a couple of weeks with certain antihistamines. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my antihistamines are working?

How can I tell if my antihistamines are working?

Feeling better?: The symptoms that they are intended to treat improve. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take three different antihistamines?

Not a good idea: Unless specifically instructed by an allergist. I have only seen people on more than one antihistamine for severe recurrent hives (urticaria). Taking too many antihistamines at once can cause issues with urinary retention and other problems. ...Read more

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I missed 4 doses of celexa (citalopram). Am I ok?

I missed 4 doses of celexa (citalopram). Am I ok?

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

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Which effects does antihistamines have on the body?

Many: New generation antihistamines (claritin, zyrtec, (cetirizine) allegra) will decrease itching, runny nose and sneezing associated with allergies. They also help with itching and hives. Older antihistamines do the same, but may also cause side effects like dry mouth, dry eyes, GI upset, fatigue, sleepiness, impaired reaction time, and increased appetite. ...Read more

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Can someone name prescribed antihistamines, not otc.

Antihistamines: They are almost all over the counter. The only one that is not yet is one used for deep sedation called hyroxyzine. ...Read more

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Can I take cranberry pills with celexa (citalopram)?

Cranberry+celexa: Yes you can, there is no contraindication to take them together. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ashwandha with celexa (citalopram)?

Ashwandha/Celexa: No serious adverse interactions, except some added sedation if Celexa (citalopram) has caused sedation already. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) show side effects after 3 days?

Can celexa (citalopram) show side effects after 3 days?

Yes: Unfortunately the side effects are usually at their worst in the first week, and will get better with time. Talk to your doctor about strategies to deal with the particular side effects you are having. ...Read more

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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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Do antihistamines lose effectivness after prolonged use?

No: Antihistamines bind to histamine receptors without activating the receptor thereby blocking ability of histamine to bind to the receptor and activate it, causing itching and blood vessel dilatation (producing redness and swelling of affected tissue). The ability of the antihistamine to bind to the histamine receptor doesn't decrease over time. Increased symptoms due to increased allergen exposure. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can remove antihistamines from body?

Can I tell me how I can remove antihistamines from body?

Time: Antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, zyrtec or Allegra will gradually be metabolized naturally by the body by 3 to 5 days. Some of the previous antihistamines (now not currently available could have taken up to 6 weeks). There is no specific "treatment" other than time unless a recent large overdose occurred and this should be evaluated in the er. ...Read more

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Can I take lumiday while also taking celexa (citalopram)?

Can I take lumiday while also taking celexa (citalopram)?

No.: Lumiday includes st. John's wort and a precursor of serotonin, both of which you should not take in combination with citalopram. Please speak to your treating physician regarding the effectiveness of your current treatment regimen. I wonder as you are thinking about taking lumiday if something doesn't need to be done to better treat your 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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Can I take NyQuil while I'm on 10mg celexa (citalopram)?

No: See reference from drugs. Com:Using doxylamine together with citalopram may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. Why you need celexa. Please visit www. Ehacstl. Com and see how propose to treat the cause of cerebral symptoms ...Read more

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What would be the result of a celexa (citalopram) overdose?

Various: The worst case would be serotonin syndrome, in which there may be mental changes such as hallucinations, labile blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and G.I. Symptoms. Other, less severe possibilities are hyponatremia and psychomotor retardation. ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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