Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

Best To Avoid. Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant and alcohol is a depressant. Common sense tells us to avoid alcohol while treating depression, otherwise one agent will cancel the other. I have always considered alcohol the "original medication". It calms you, gives you confidence, stimulates you and puts you to sleep and can even be unused as an antiseptic. If you are unable to stop drinking talk to your doctor.

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Can I still drink alcohol while taking celexa (citalopram)?

Be Careful. Even moderate alcohol use can be associated with depression. Although there is no contraindication to an occasional drink, i would advise to be very careful with alcohol if you're being treated for depression. Also there can be a link between depression and the development of addictive behavior. Read more...

Is it okay to drink alcohol when taking celexa (citalopram)?

HOW MUCH? They will be additive regarding sedation. That's not a good idea for driving, gutter cleaning, tree trimming and other things where you don't want to doze off. Also the amount of drink is a real factor. Check with dr who prescribed Celexa (citalopram) and get dr's opinion re anxiety, depression, alcohol. Therapy may be indicated. If in therapy, time to take it seriously. Read more...

Can I drink alcohol while taking celexa (citalopram)? Is there any medications that should not be taken with celexa (citalopram)?

Not a good idea but. Drinking alcohol while taking Celexa (citalopram) can increase the side effects of Celexa (citalopram) and vice versa.But if you drink, drink only small or moderate amont .That is 1drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men, and be careful as to side effects.You should not take MAO inhibiters, ectasy street drug, other ssris, st john warts, other sedatives and sleeping pills if approved by your doctor with care.Ask ur md. Read more...

What happens when you drink alcohol while taking citalopram (30mg)?

Interaction effects. Use of alcohol while on citalopram is strongly discouraged. Several important effects to know about: short-term there is a risk of increased drowsiness and sedation, dizziness, difficulties with concentration, and impaired decision making. Second alcohol reduces effectiveness of citalopram, increasing risk of heightened depression or anxiety symptoms, and may interfere with treatment outcomes. Read more...

Should you drink alcohol when taking topomax and citalopram?

Nope. This mix carries an increased risk of sedation and seizures. Read more...
No. Alcohol alters the metabolism of many drugs. It is best to abstain from alcohol while on these drugs. Read more...
Not recommended. You should not drink alcohol with either of these medications. Discuss with your physician to be clear, but i would recommend not drinking and significant amount of alcohol after recently taking both of these meds together, especially if you have not alcohol with them before. Read more...
No. Both of those medications effect your central nervous system (brain). Alcohol obviously alters your brain function too. The three will interact and will not do well for you. Read more...

If after been on citalopram for a few months no side effects is it ok to drink alcohol again?

No, but. technically no, but I usually recommend no more than 2 drinks at a time and no more than twice a week since I know that many of my patients will drink anyway. The main interaction is that the antidepressant may intensify effects of alcohol especially reaction time. Also alcohol can cause depression so may not be wort risk if you are doing well on celexa (citalopram) Read more...

Is it a bad idea to drink alcohol if I'm taking asacol, (mesalamine) mercaptopurine, prednisone, and celexa?

Yes. Alcohol depletes serotonin making Celexa (citalopram) not work. Alcohol causes diahrea and irritates your bowel (you apparently have inflamatory bowel problem from your meds) do you think a few hours of alcohol high is worth days to weeks of agony from ibs and depression? Read more...

How will drinking alcohol while I'm on citalopram affect me?

Additive Effects. The general consensus among medical professionals would be to avoid such a combination of alcohol and ssris such as citalopram (celexa). A drug interaction checklist offers a "caution advised" for this combination (not "avoid" nor "contraindicated") with reason of combo may increase risk of psychomotor impairment (additive effects). However I do feel that 1-2 drink equivalents should be okay. Read more...
Depends. Many pts have a drink even though the label says no without problems. Alcohol is depressing. Pts with panic disorder often have an attack the day after a binge. Read more...