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Is it ok to take strattera (atomoxetine) and celexa together? I'm on celexa and my shrink just added strattera (atomoxetine) for adhd. On google it says they interact..Help!

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: MAY BE OKAY

First i would check it out with your physician.
Celexa is a serotonin re-uptake inhibitor and strattera (atomoxetine) is a norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitor so ought to be alright together. As stated by others there may need to be dosage adjustments, they do not do the dame thing but both do have an impact on neurotransmitters.

In brief: MAY BE OKAY

First i would check it out with your physician.
Celexa is a serotonin re-uptake inhibitor and strattera (atomoxetine) is a norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitor so ought to be alright together. As stated by others there may need to be dosage adjustments, they do not do the dame thing but both do have an impact on neurotransmitters.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: OK with caution

Celexa may increase blood levels and effects of strattera, (atomoxetine) this may increase side effects such as dizziness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, sleep disturbances, and heart palpitations.
You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. If side effects occur talk with your doctor.

In brief: OK with caution

Celexa may increase blood levels and effects of strattera, (atomoxetine) this may increase side effects such as dizziness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, sleep disturbances, and heart palpitations.
You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. If side effects occur talk with your doctor.
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Caution advised

While it is true that atomoxetine and citalopram interact there is not an absolute contraindication to implementing them simultaneously although the dosages may need to reflect the potential for interaction.
Talk about your concerns with your prescribing physician. Stay safe!

In brief: Caution advised

While it is true that atomoxetine and citalopram interact there is not an absolute contraindication to implementing them simultaneously although the dosages may need to reflect the potential for interaction.
Talk about your concerns with your prescribing physician. Stay safe!
Dr. Patrick Tapia
Dr. Patrick Tapia
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Dr. Deepak Patel
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Avoid if possible

Both strattera (atomoxetine) and Celexa work on similar part of the brain.
As a result strattera (atomoxetine) can raise levels of serotonin. Now if you add Celexa - which selectively raises serotonin - you can have a serious problem. Serotonin syndrome is a serious side effect of this combo. Don't forget that because of this strattera (atomoxetine) is the only adhd medication to have suicide as a warning. (all antidepressants have it).

In brief: Avoid if possible

Both strattera (atomoxetine) and Celexa work on similar part of the brain.
As a result strattera (atomoxetine) can raise levels of serotonin. Now if you add Celexa - which selectively raises serotonin - you can have a serious problem. Serotonin syndrome is a serious side effect of this combo. Don't forget that because of this strattera (atomoxetine) is the only adhd medication to have suicide as a warning. (all antidepressants have it).
Dr. Deepak Patel
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