Can you drink alcholol while taking celexa (citalopram)? Not heavy drinking light drink maybe 3 or 4 drinks
1 drink maximum. Do you mean 3-4 drinks at once? While you can mix alcohol and celexa, (citalopram) they do hit the same area of the brain. Light drinking means a single selection of the following (sorry) your choice: •12 ounces of beer •5 ounces of wine •1 ounce of 80-proof whiskey, or 1 ounce of 100-proof spirits alcohol is a depressant and, after making you sleepy, promptly ruins your sleep 4 hours later for most.
How long after I stop Celexa (citalopram) can I resume drinking? This week I've taken 3 Celexa (citalopram) (10 mgs each) over the course of 3 days.
Now. Assuming you are talking about drinking in moderation, then that is ok, even when you are taking 30 mg of Celexa (citalopram). But your question gives cause for concern that you are stopping for the purpose of drinking, and thus for concern about whether you may have a problem with alcohol. I hope not.
A week, be cautious. This is not a hard science. Celexa (citalopram) may take up to a week to clear from your body, but how soon it stops having an effect - particularly one that adds together with alcohol - is unclear. Do know that alcohol use while on this medication can slow your mental abilities. Even stopping the medication, these side effects may linger awhile longer than expected.
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.
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.
Don't. If you are seriously thinking of doing this, you need immediate psychiatric help. This would definitely be a suicide attempt. You could die or you could live and have very serious health problems.
Conditionally yes. Both affect your brain and the mixture can cause severe side effects - confusion, inhibition to the point of lethal outcome etc, especially if alcohol is abused. If you have a glass of beer or wine, it will probably not affect you very much, but again, be extremely cautious.
You can but only in. Moderation. As you might be aware, alcohol and Celexa (citalopram) can interact. They both act upon your brain’s neurotransmitters. Alcohol is a sedative that works with GABA and Dopamine receptors. Alcohol can ruin the antidepressant effects of celexa, (citalopram) which works with serotonin receptors. So, if you want to drink some alcohol, it would be best to drink in moderation.