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Is 0.25mg of risperidone safe to take with 20mg of celexa (citalopram)? I seen commercials about bad things about risperidone. ...

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Dr. Eric Levin
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In brief: TV dramatized but?

If prescribed for approved indication or accepted off-label use usually ok.
However w/citalopram, even low doses can experience sedation, fatigue & dizziness especially if citalopram is already causing these SE's. Escitalopram[Lexapro] has less SE's. Also were tests normal? Discuss these and Dx's w/your Dr. if not a Psychiatrist, t/c consult. Were baseline labs done w/endocrine. Prolactin?

In brief: TV dramatized but?

If prescribed for approved indication or accepted off-label use usually ok.
However w/citalopram, even low doses can experience sedation, fatigue & dizziness especially if citalopram is already causing these SE's. Escitalopram[Lexapro] has less SE's. Also were tests normal? Discuss these and Dx's w/your Dr. if not a Psychiatrist, t/c consult. Were baseline labs done w/endocrine. Prolactin?
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