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Can i take hydroxyzine, citalopram and xanax (alprazolam)?

Can i take hydroxyzine, citalopram and xanax (alprazolam)?

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

Dr. Alan Ali
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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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Xanax (alprazolam) 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 (alprazolam) is 25mg. & not 0.25mg.?. That would be a very high dose. ...Read more

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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?

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) 25mg?: I am sure you mean xanax (alprazolam) 0.25mg, as 25 mg is a wopper of a dose. Do not mix xanax (alprazolam) 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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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?

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?

Addiction Medicine: 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

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

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

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

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

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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 (alprazolam) 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 (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

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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 (alprazolam)? 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 (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

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Can you take Xanax (alprazolam) (.25) when starting celexa? (5mg)

Can you take Xanax (alprazolam) (.25) when starting celexa? (5mg)

Starting two meds?: If you are starting two new meds at once and have problems (side effects you wont 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

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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

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Taking Xanax (alprazolam) .25 and celexa 5mg. Safe to take together with breakfast?

Taking Xanax (alprazolam) .25 and celexa 5mg. Safe to take together with breakfast?

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

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Im on xanax .25mg and im out right now till tomorrow. can i take 0.5mg of ativan until my re-fill? im 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

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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

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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?

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

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Im 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.

Im 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: Im 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

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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

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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


Xanax (Definition)

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