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Is Citalopram Like Xanax
Celexa/Xanax/Atarax: As prescribed, with caution regarding some extra sedation. ...Read more
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
I've taken citalopram for two days and am stopping it and doing 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) I only take 1 in the morning do I have to worry about drinking tonight?
Xanax (alprazolam) & citalopram general questions? I read Xanax (alprazolam) is addicting with w/drawal signs and citalopram isn't. Is this true? Can you take aspirin w/either?
Alprazolam or xanax (alprazolam) 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
Does citalopram and Xanax (alprazolam) 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, (paroxetine) 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
Xanax (alprazolam) 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, (paroxetine) 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
I am taking citalopram 20 mg once a day for a month now but don't really see a diffrence in my depression or anxiety. I was thinking Xanax (alprazolam) 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 (alprazolam). ...Read more
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, (alprazolam) I only take 1 in morning. Can I drink 2nite?
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 (alprazolam)? 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
Starting two meds?: If you are starting two new meds at once and have problems (side effects you won't know which one caused the problem. Conversely if you start two meds and feel great you won't know which one helped. I say this because you don't list the Xanax (alprazolam) as a baseline medication. ...Read more
Celexa 60mg per day and Xanax (alprazolam) B.I.D is it an ok combo and will it eventually cause death?
Celexa & Xanax (alprazolam): The Food & Drug Administration recommends a max dose of 40mg of celexa (citalopram) per day. Studies document that there is minimal therapeutic effect when you go beyond 40mg per day. There is an increased chance of arrhythmias at higher doses of celexa (citalopram). Using combo of Alprazolam and celexa (citalopram) can ^ risk for concentrating more poorly, impaired judgement, dizziness and feeling drowsy. This doesn't mean that you > ...Read more
Yes but.....: These are questions you should be asking the prescribing physician and/or the dispensing pharmacist, who knows all your meds and has an opportunity to ask you more questions and give you more guidance. This is a low dose of Celexa, and a very modest dose of Xanax, (alprazolam) which should be a temporary fix until the Celexa gets to a therapeutic dose. Your physician and pharmacist should be your advisors. ...Read more
I'm on xanax. 25mg and im out right now till tomorrow. Can I take 0.5mg of ativan until my re-fill? I'm also on celexa 10mg.
Yes but...: You are just as safe not taking any benzodiazepines and seeing how you function without it. In fact, benzodiazepines are increasingly being associated with memory problems and other side effects. ...Read more
I just started celexa 40 mg 4 days ago. My anxiety has increased the last couple of days. Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) to take the edge away and calm me down?
Perhaps: But you should run the decision and discuss dosing with the prescribing doctor first. ...Read more
Ever since a one time 700 mg DXM OD I have been depersonalized and developed panic DO. Will time heal this or is it permanent? On 20 mg celexa & Xanax (alprazolam)
Shouldn't be forever: It's important that you believe this. The price you paid was high enough. The effects should not continue throughout your life. You need to move on and forgive yourself. Make sure that you benefit from the tuition, use the knowledge you bought - don't mess around with drugs! Even be careful of drugs prescribed by doctors. Think and care about yourself. That's a key to a good life. ...Read more
My dr put me on Xanax (alprazolam) celexa larzartin celexa & Xanax (alprazolam) take 2gether@nite morn I take larzartin & Xanax (alprazolam) still feel sleepy morn what's best anxiet depres?
I have been suffering with agoraphobia for almost 2 years. I am taking Xanax (alprazolam) twice a day and have been taking celexa for 9 years. I am still suffering?
Talk with doctor: Medications are not the only treatment one needs for agoraphobia. Psychotherapy is an important part of the help needed to recover from this problem. Please talk with your doctor about adding this to what you're doing, and possibly adjusting your medications. In your best interests, xanax (alprazolam) should be a temporary medication, not a permanent one. Good luck to you. ...Read more
I'm on celexa 20mg and xanax 0.25mg as needed. I take protonix 40mg for heartburn. My heartburn symptoms are a lil worse since I been taking my meds.
Heartburn: I'm on celexa 20mg and xanax 0.25mg as needed. I take protonix 40mg for heartburn. my heartburn symptoms are a lil worse since I been taking my meds. ANS: I would fist try elevating the head of you bed by 8 inches but putting blocks under the feet. This keeps acid from running back at night and may help. Keep us posted. ...Read more
Mom was prescribed celexa for anxiety but also given xanax (alprazolam) to take only when she feels severe anxiety coming on. Does this seem reasonable?
Yes: This combination can be very safe and effective in helping your mother feel better and have a better quality of life. Side effects can occur and may include drowsiness or GI related symptoms. There is a risk of addiction with Xanax (alprazolam) and it's use should be limited. Your mother and her doctor need to discuss this. Alcohol should be avoided. Psychotherapy with a trained therapist may also help. ...Read more
Can celexa 20 mg or Xanax (alprazolam). 5 mg cause hot flashes? I haven't had a panic attack since being on these meds but body temp gets high and feel spaced out.
No: Ssri's are usually helpful In Reducing hot flash symptoms. Not causing them. ...Read more
Want to know more about celexa? And medication for anxiety? Hi. I had a few questions about my anxiety. A doctor I saw today prescribed me to celexa and I really wanted to try Xanax bc my friend has a lot of anxiety and I told her that but she she sadi sh
Celexa (citalopram): Celexa is antidepressant which is commonly prescribed for an anxiety. There are other antidepressants available that approved for an anxiety as well. Celexa is a good medication, it will take 2-4 weeks to work. Benzodiazepam, such as xanax (alprazolam) is used for controlling immediate anxiety and panic symptoms but the effect does not last long, subsequently causes rebound anxiety symptoms. ...Read more
Severe anxiety from type 1 diabetes diag. Put on Xanax (alprazolam) 2x/day (.5mg) while celexa (5mg start) builds up in my system. Safe to keep taking Xanax (alprazolam) 2?
Be careful: Xanax (alprazolam) or any valium like dru (any Valium like drug) has a high potential for addiction problems. Not only their track record for relieving anxiety is iffy. And can actually worsen and anxiety as withdrawal can happen readily due to their very short half-life. Celexa is way too low at 5 mg per day. Middle range dosages are 15 to 20 mg per day with a maximum of 30 mg/day-even in diabetes. Take care ...Read more
I’m trying to conceive. I’m on celexa 40mg and Xanax 0.5mg as needed. Can I be on those if I become pregnant?
How safe is garcinia cambogia if u take celexa Xanax (alprazolam) and ultram? Also I have about 30 pacs a day. Is this drug safe?
? effectiveness: Garcinia cambogia isn't known to interact with your medications, but research on its effectiveness for weight loss is very mixed. There may be much more effective ways to deal with weight concerns -- please talk with your physician. S/he may also know of nutritionists & trainers who could help you with long-term healthy lifestyle changes. So, not alarmingly dangerous, but? Effectiveness. ...Read more
Extreme anxiety, tried celexa/xanax, sensitive to small dosages. I heard Buspar (buspirone) might be good for anxiety, is this a milder med compared to those?
I have a pulsating sensation in my head that I notice when I lie down, but I also notice at other times. I'm taking celexa for anxiety and xanax, (alprazolam)?
Possibilities: First of all check with your neurologist. There is usually some toxin, pathogen or allergen associated with a weird head sensation like your pulsating. Rule out any blood vessel as the cause of the head pulsating. Finally, rule out any infection at the occiput as the cause of either the pulsatiing or the cause of the anxiety. ...Read more
I take Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1mg and celexa 10mg. Just started celexa yesterday. Can I take Tums with this combination. What about 20mg of omeprazole?
Omeprazole raises the blood levels of Celexa which can lead to serious side effects. In general the highest dose of Celexa while on Omeprazole is 20mg per day. You really need to ask your doctor or prescriber to guide you as I do not know enough about your general health.
As far as alternating xanax (alprazolam) and Celexa my opinion is that this is not a good idea. Celexa is taken every day. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed 40mg omeprazole in the morning. Also, he prescribed celexa 20mg and Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1mg in the evening. Any thoughts as to the safety of this combination? I get anxiety taking drugs.
As above: All medication can have side effect, but we take them when we need them. Medication that r written by u prescriber it make more sense to ask him /her about the safety issues. That way u show them u trust and appreciation. I am not aware of any drug interaction among these medication. However, people reaction can vary. If u notice any adverse event talk with u prescriber. ...Read more
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