Interactions between your selected drugs
ethanol ↔ citalopram
Applies to: Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol), Celexa (citalopram)
GENERALLY AVOID: Alcohol may potentiate some of the pharmacologic effects of CNS-active agents. Use in combination may result in additive central nervous system depression and impairment of judgment, thinking, and psychomotor skills.
MANAGEMENT: Patients receiving CNS-active agents should be warned of this interaction and advised to avoid or limit consumption of alcohol. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring complete mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities.
Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol) interacts with more than 300 other drugs.
Celexa (citalopram) interacts with more than 300 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
No results found - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
Hello Dre dre. I would say yes to your question, but not recommened. Only thing is, that whatever your side effects that you might be having, as a result of taking it, you'll most probably feel them even more. Alcohol will almost always to contribute to side effects. I'd take a glass of wine or so, but leave it at that. Better to be safe than sorry. Best you
The key words here I think are "social drink?" I would ask my doctor about it. When I take antidepressants, SSRI's, and if I have a social drink it makes me feel sluggish like I want to lay down and rest. I couldn't finish a 12oz light beer! So I left the alcohol alone. There was no point in drinking something that makes me want to lay down and rest in a social situation. That's the effect it had on me. But check with your doctor about it.
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