Hello, I have been on the generic celexa 20mg for a year and couldnt lose weight. I started on 150mg of Wellbutrin for 10 days while weaning off Celexa. Im done celexa and went to 300 mg wellbutrin. I have had 2 panic attacks and feel antsy and nervous and angry. Can I get back on the celexa10mg and take wellbutrin 150mg at the same time. Wellbutrin helps with energy. Celexa was good for anxiety. I took 150mg of wellbutrin today along with 10mg of celexa I had left over and I feel so much better. No panics
24 Oct 2012
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bupropion ↔ citalopram
Applies to: Wellbutrin (bupropion), Celexa (citalopram)
Talk to your doctor before using buPROPion together with citalopram. Combining these medications may increase the risk of seizures, which may occur rarely with either medication. In addition, buPROPion can increase the blood levels of citalopram, which may increase other side effects. You may be more likely to experience seizures with these medications if you are elderly, undergoing alcohol or drug withdrawal, have a history of seizures, or have a condition affecting the central nervous system such as a brain tumor or head trauma. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact, or you may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol during treatment. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
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Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
Celexa (citalopram) interacts with more than 500 other drugs.
Wellbutrin (bupropion) interacts with more than 300 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
bupropion ↔ food
Applies to: Wellbutrin (bupropion)
Using buPROPion with alcohol may increase the risk of uncommon side effects such as seizures, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, mood and behavioral changes, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and panic attacks. On the other hand, sudden withdrawal from alcohol following regular or chronic use can also increase your risk of seizures during treatment with buPROPion. If you are prone to frequent or excessive alcohol use, talk to your doctor before starting buPROPion. In general, you should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with buPROPion. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
24 Oct 2012
Hello Melissalives. Its not recommended to mix Bupropion (Wellbutrin) and Citalopram (Celexa) There are higher risks such as a seizure, possibility of for example. Unless its closely monitered by your doctor who feels the positive(s) outweigh the risk factors. Regards pledge
27 Oct 2012
I was started on 10 moved to 20 then 40mg of celexa for a little over a year I did have a lose of appetite staying on 40mg doc added 37mg of wellbutrin and taking 37 mg of concetra as well omgezz nice I was like super woman I felt really well had energy was happy I have depression adhd ppmd and the whole nine I've tried to get off celexa twice it made me crazy mean as hell and stayed in a rage back on 10mg and I feel like shit depressed no energy and my moods are down I would like to know how you got off celexa did you have any side effects winging off? As I'm reading what you are describing might be the withdrawals of winging off celexa I went through the same issues coming off of celexa I hope ithis helps you one of my doc is thinking about adding on abilify for me because even though I'm taking a lot already its still not enough my depression is just that bad oh is there a reason why u got off celexa in the first place?
2 Jan 2013
Of course u can customise treatment!
Just feel confident that u can feedback experience and have it honoured in alternative treatments. Medics are ur mates.U are both on the same side of u.
My own ... and beloved ones' experience has been one of the most wonderful medical support and success.
So confident that u will find that 2.
22 Nov 2014
The best thing to do is communicate the effects and side-effects with your health care professional, your prognosis is completely a trial and error of drug combinations and psychotherapy.
It is safe to take both medications, I currently take 20mg of celexa and 300mg of Wellbutrin - however, what works for me may not work for you, pharmaceuticals have different effects on everyone.
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