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Can I have a drink in moderation on celexa (citalopram) ?
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: It's not advised
Unfortunately, alcohol has the potential to worsen the side effects of medication like celexa (citalopram).
This includes sedation as well as problems with cognition (thinking) and motor function. While the effect may be small, it is impossible to predict how any one patient will respond. You should talk to your doctor for further guidance in this matter.

In brief: It's not advised
Unfortunately, alcohol has the potential to worsen the side effects of medication like celexa (citalopram).
This includes sedation as well as problems with cognition (thinking) and motor function. While the effect may be small, it is impossible to predict how any one patient will respond. You should talk to your doctor for further guidance in this matter.
Dr. Peter Corrado
Dr. Peter Corrado
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Something you should
Be asking the doctor you prescribed it.
Drinking, even in "moderation" (and you don't say what that means) is not a good thing for people with depression or anxiety, which is why Celexa (citalopram) is prescribed. In addition, alcohol has potential drug interactions that can reduce the effectiveness of certain medications, including antidepressants. Does the prescriber know you are drinking?If not, they should.

In brief: Something you should
Be asking the doctor you prescribed it.
Drinking, even in "moderation" (and you don't say what that means) is not a good thing for people with depression or anxiety, which is why Celexa (citalopram) is prescribed. In addition, alcohol has potential drug interactions that can reduce the effectiveness of certain medications, including antidepressants. Does the prescriber know you are drinking?If not, they should.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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