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

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jason Campbell
Dr. Jason Campbell
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