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I've taken citalopram for two days and am stopping it and doing 25 mg of Xanax i only take 1 in the morning do I have to worry about drinking tonight?

I've taken citalopram for two days and am stopping it and doing 25 mg of Xanax i only take 1 in the morning do I have to worry about drinking tonight?

Xanax 25mg?: I am sure you mean xanax 0.25mg, as 25 mg is a wopper of a dose. Do not mix xanax and alcohol as both act on the same receptor in the brain giving an additive effect with adverse reaction. ...Read more

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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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Can i take hydroxyzine, citalopram and xanax?

Celexa/Xanax/Atarax: As prescribed, with caution regarding some extra sedation. ...Read more

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Xanax and citalopram at 25mg and 20 mg am for one and pm for one. Is it safe to mix?

Xanax/Celexa: Safe, but r u sure the xanax is 25mg. & not 0.25mg.?. That would be a very high dose. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of taking hydroxyzine, citalopram amd Xanax together?

Sedation risk: There may be potential for increased sedation with Hydroxyzine and xanax. Hydroxyzine alone can be sedating. ...Read more

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Xanax & citalopram general questions? I read Xanax is addicting with w/drawal signs and citalopram isn't. Is this true? Can you take aspirin w/either?

Xanax & citalopram general questions? I read Xanax is addicting with w/drawal signs and citalopram isn't. Is this true? Can you take aspirin w/either?

Addiction Medicine: Alprazolam or xanax is incredibly addicting and for some very difficult to get off of. Citalopram is not addicting. Citalopram is able to work to prevent or diminish anxiety and depression and Alprazolam is just a short acting sedative that does not help reduce or cure one's anxiety. Aspirin is safe with both. ...Read more

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Xanax or celexa (citalopram) which is better for panic attacks and which has worse side effects or more addicting? Thank you!

Xanax or celexa (citalopram) which is better for panic attacks and which has worse side effects or more addicting? Thank you!

It depends: Celexa is better for long-term treatment/prevention of recurring attacks, and actually works well (as do other ssris, like paxil, prozac, etc.). Xanax, on the other hand, is better for acute attacks, to be taken when you're actually having an attack. It's better not to take it all the time if possible, as it is a controlled substance, and, thus, more addicting. ...Read more

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Does citalopram and Xanax affect the erection., I have been using since one year, for depression?

Citalopram, maybe: It's possible for citalopram and other similar antidepressants like prozac, zoloft, paxil, Lexapro and Luvox to cause erectile difficulties. However, there can be other causes such as depression, anxiety and medical issues. I would suggest discussing this with your physician. If it is from the citalopram, there are ways to address this. If it's from something else, there is help also. ...Read more

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Dr gave amitriptyline 50mg for pain & insomnia. Seems to help some w/pain, not so much for insomnia. Is higher dose safe w/citalopram& 0.5 xanax? Ty

Dr gave amitriptyline 50mg for pain & insomnia. Seems to help some w/pain, not so much for insomnia. Is higher dose safe w/citalopram& 0.5 xanax? Ty

See a psychiatrist: For the best understanding of your medication needs (vs. A family practice doctor). Psychiatrists have much more training in the type of medications are you taking. Take care. ...Read more

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Doc had me on citalopram for anxiety i've only been on for 2 days and get sick he gave me .25 mg of xanax, i only take 1 in morning. Can i drink 2nite?

Doc had me on citalopram for anxiety i've only been on for 2 days and get sick he gave me .25 mg of xanax, i only take 1 in morning. Can i drink 2nite?

Better NOTto drink: Anxiety of any kind can worsen with alcohol -- so can depression. This may not be immediate, but certainly with a hangover. Also in combination with zoloft and xanax, it's not advisable to drink alcohol at all. ...Read more

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I am taking citalopram 20 mg once a day for a month now but dont really see a diffrence in my depression or anxiety. i was thinking Xanax might help?

I am taking citalopram 20 mg once a day for a month now but dont really see a diffrence in my depression or anxiety. i was thinking Xanax might help?

Give it time: Depression/anxiety medications in that class tend to take at least 4-6 weeks to start working. You may be a candidate for a higher dose or an additional medication, though, if you aren't feeling ANY change at 4 weeks. Check back in with your doc and let him/her know how you're feeling. Do yourself a favor, and stay away from the xanax. ...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


Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


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