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Medicine For Celexa Allergy
Can i take Claritin (loratadine) d while on celexa? My allergies have been acting up and i'd like to take some claritin, (loratadine) is there a possible bad drug interaction I should be worried about?
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
Answered already: I notice that you have several specific questions about definitions. All of them are important since they have concern to you especially any question about a medication overdose. You should discuss all of them together with your psychiatrist as well as with your therapist. ...Read more
Yes: All drugs can cause an allergic reaction. The best way to tell is if the rash started a 1-3 days after starting the drug and you have taken no other drugs. If you think you are having a reaction, call your doctor. If you get symptoms like throat swelling or trouble breathing, get to the emergency room. ...Read more
Wife has bad chest cold. Coughing yellow phlegm. Sore from coughing, lack of sleep. Takes citalopram and clonazepam for panic attacks, zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies. What to take now and when to get help. ?
Symptomatic care: Most colds go away on their own and do not need medications, even with phlegm. Fluids, rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain can all be helpful. Sometimes antihistamines like zyrtec can make getting secretions loose harder. Some folks feel vitamin c helps, and it likely will not hurt, but no great studies exist. Zinc lozenges may have a role. Get help for worsening shortness of breath, fever, lasts 7-20 days. ...Read more
See below: Not usually in "tox" panels that look specifically for drugs of abuse. ...Read more
I take celexa (citalopram) 40 mg, i was wondering how this drug reacts when your under sedation when your at the dentist..Or with novacane?
Dental anesthetic : Meds and the sedation meds normally used in dental settings are unlikely to cause a problem when used on patients taking celexa (citalopram). However, always inform your dentist about any and all medications you take prior to any dental treatment ; discus the literature regarding your question. In my practice I have not had any issues with using anesthetic ; sedation meds on patients taking anti-depressants. ...Read more
I recently started taking celexa (citalopram) 40mg once a day and i don't know if this is because of the medicine but there's vaginal pain when i rub my clitoris?
Celexa (citalopram): Increased clitoral sensitivity is not listed as a side effect of celexa (citalopram). However, ssri's can impact sexual function. If you are applying more pressure to your clitoris of if it is for a longer period than normal - this could lead to discomfort. If you have an increase in vaginal/ clitoral issues - than please seek advice of your gynecologist. ...Read more
Stopped taking celexa (citalopram) 6mo ago because I felt better. Now I feel depressed again, should I start back on medicine? I'm afraid to feel that way again
Probably: Depression is a recurrent illness ( one episode 70% chance of reoccurance three or more 100% chance) Meds control but don't cure. Also especially with SSRIs sometimes when you stop & restart them they aren't as effective--discuss with your doc--he/she may advise you to stay on meds ...Read more
Going to see ep dr for possible long qt syndrome I am taking celexa (citalopram) (10 years) which is a drug to avoid for lqts what can I do until appt to avoid sca?
More information: Much more information is necessary to be able to answer your question. 1) do you need the celexa (citalopram)? 2) is there a history of any ventricular arrhythmia or possible ventricular arrhythmia? For instance, have you ever had syncope (fainting)? 3) is there a family history of sudden cardiac death? 4) do they think you have long qt syndrome, or just a long qt interval on an ecg? Good luck. ...Read more
Questionable: If you review the ingredients of lumiday you will find many vitamins, most of appropriate concentrations, and several herbal remedies utilized for depression including st. John's wart. There are definite potential interactions with Celexa and risperidone. Consult with your md. Instead consider vitamin d 400-1000 iu and possibly b complex (not a mega or super b). Also consider omega 3 fish oil. ...Read more
Can side effects from medicine such as celexa (citalopram) come and go after being on it for 5 months now? Some days nauseous & sum not. And more
It would be unlikely: I think it would be highly unlikely. I have not seen it happen. I will await the answers from my other colleagues as to their experience.Best wishes. ...Read more
The psychiatrist put me on nardil (phenelzine) (I went off celexa 5 weeks ago). Is this drug more effective?
Will it kill me, reduce, or lessen/strengthen the effects of acid (the drug) if im on celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?
Problematic: Wow! since you are expressing concern about the effect of the acid and not the seroquel (quetiapine) or Celexa that speaks volumes about your priorities. The use of acid may render your psychiatric treatment ineffective. This is a reciped for disaster. Please get help from an addiction specialist & inform your prescribing physician about acid us. ...Read more
What's the best depression medicine on the market my dr prescribed me celexa (citalopram) it makes me sleep i don't wanna wake up i've had 3 deaths in one year?
Talk Therapy!: While you search for a better antidepressant, definitely get involved in supportive talk therapy. The losses you've faced and your grief will not be resolved by drugs alone - they may not even be necessary. You need to work through your feelings which may be fairly normal and healthy. But, un-dealt with, they can fester leading to worse symptoms. Be picky, this therapist is one you need to trust. ...Read more
My pain dr says I can't take my celexa with my baclofen( he approved 4 9 months) is there another drug 2 take in place of baclofen?Besides zanaflex (tizanidine)?
Need to ask Pain Doc: Yes, you have other options but you need to ask your pain doc. First, epocrates claims no significant interaction btwn Celexa (citalopram) & baclofen. Drugs.Com says there is a possible interaction http://bit.Ly/heiote. Second, alternatives to Baclofen & tizanidine include cyclobenzaprine, carisoprodol, dantrolene, metaxalone, Methocarbamol & orphenadrine as muscle relaxants per epocrates. ...Read more
I have taken 20 mg of celexa (citalopram) and 40 mg of nexum for several yrs. Is there a drug interaction?
Celexa (citalopram): No. You seem to be tolerating the combination well after all those years. Wish u well. ...Read more
Any drugs 4 spasticity that could replace baclofen, and be taken with celexa safely? Except I am allergic 2 zanaflex (tizanidine)..Plz help I need my celexa back!
Can u just stop taking drug celexa (citalopram) 1 day, after being on reg daily dose 10months, would that even be healthy?If must stop med, sugg how? Makin appt lt
I saw on drug interaction site that I should not take cipro and celexa together, but i was prescribed cipro for a uti. Is this safe?
Consult your md: re: an alternative if possible. Macrodantin or Bactrim are popular first line drugs to treat uncomplicated UTIs. Cipro can have multiple drug issues, such that it is discouraged as a firstline agent; in the case of celexa, the 2drugs may cause q-t prolongation - a change in the rhythm of the heart that can be harmful. Tx for uncomplicated UTI is 3 d so may not be an issue/consult your doctor ...Read more
I am on psychaitric medications haloperidol remeron (mirtazapine) and celexa. Should i get better everyday the more i tak the medicine?
There is no 'should': Certainly not day by day will you see changes. If you work with the doctors and a therapist and the medications are right for you, you will improve. But it may have ups and downs and may plateau at times. It's not only the pill - it's what you do too. Talk to you doctor about how to manage your expectations - don't let yourself be disappointed. Be hopeful, but realistic. Best wishes! ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more