Some sites on the internet say these two drugs should not be taken together. What is the reason for this?
I take buspirone 15 mg and Celexa 20 mg together once a day. (continued)?
Question posted by cdone on 18 June 2009
Last updated on 9 April 2021 by Tskcubed5
Oh my gosh!!! I was going to ask this exact question, and here I find all these wonderful answers. I have been on buspar for 3 years ( 5mg) but was just prescribed celexa ( 20mg) to add to it. My Dr. told me to take half of the celexa to start off... Of course I googled side effects and started worrying about serotonin syndrome. Thank you all for your comments. It truly helped. ❤️
I take buspirone 20mg twice a day, Celexa 40mg once a day, and 0.5mg Xanax as needed and have no problems. Helps out my anxiety tremendously.
I've been on 15mg buspar twice a day, and 40mg celexa once a day for six years. I've never had a bad side effect at all. I've been on ALL SORTS of medication combinations throughout my journey to finding "what works" for me. And this has been it. It has worked MIRACLES for me. Seriously. I never dreamed that I would be at such an "even" place mentally. My anxiety is perfectly handled. I struggle severely with my anxiety, and have since I was a toddler. Up until this combination was introduced to me. I'm no longer controlled by my anxiety. I feel free. And I'm not depressed because I feel so out of control with my own body. This combination really did do wonders for me. It's a shame that people think there is such a high rate for a negative reaction, because I'm not sure I would be here today if it wasn't for it. It saved me. And I cannot be the ONLY person that this has helped so tremendously.
It concerns me because with people believing this, because that's going to lead to doctors no longer feeling comfortable prescribing the two, and that would be really bad for me..
I take 20mg celexa, and 10mg buspirone I still get these weird bursts of energy starts in my stomach like butterflies I still get irritated extremely fast tho, I also started walking 3 to 4 miles a day 6days a week. I have the sudden burst of energy to do my walking video, or I'll start deep cleaning the house. N then there's days I feel like sleeping all day all night don't wanna go to work or interact W people n then I feel like crap bc I have a 5yr.old and I feel like I'm a bad mom then 4days later I'll feel fine, there are sometimes I take the buspirone n then I feel kind of nauseous n dizzy and shakey. I see my Dr next month to see how the medicines are working for me.
Not sure what their reason for this was, but celexa was not helpful for me. I was changed to Vybrid 40mg daily and bus par 40 mg 2x day and my depression, anxiety much improved. I can really tell a difference if I am late taking it. I noticed almost immediate improvement. I hope and pray this combo never comes off the market
I have been on the max for Celexa (40mg) and Buspirone (60mg) for over 8 months. I take half my buspirone with my celexa every morning. I take the rest of my buspirone at night. Ive never had any issues with either one. HOWEVER, we are not all alike and we react to medicine differently. You need to talk to your doctor and let them know whats happening. Make sure you give them exact details as to what happened. Thats the best way to get help. Good luck and I wish you the best.
Hello cdone, I am no Dr... I am replying to your question of buspirone (15 mg) and celexa (20 mg) together once a day. I was prescribe the same thing except, I have been taking buspirone (15 mg) for 3 months now and feel better but was still having somewhat panic attacks.. My Dr. prescribe me Celexa (20mg) to go with the buspirone (15 mg) and break in half.. But the Pharmacist said I should break in half again to wean myself into the Celexa.. However, I take my buspirone @ 7:07 each morning and my Celexa around 12:00 noon.. I Have talked to 3 different Pharmacist, and all three said it was safe to take the two..Goes to show you can't read and believe all the negativity reports online.. please let me know how your doing taking the two.. God bless you!
wondering the same myself i take prozac and buspar. Taking buspar 4 days now and i feel awful and shaking and twitching is horrible. Went to dr today and she said its high levels of serotonin in my system. I dont know why i didnt question it more. But i am very scared, and wondering if i should wean off of prozac
I was on celexa (20 mg) for two months for my anxiaty and it made my anxiaty get progressivly worse. I was on edge all the time and every day i got worse.
So I am now on just the buspirone (15 mg) only cause the celexa was increasing my anxiaty. You should not take them both it can be a bad combo as my doc put it
Taking these drugs together may possibly increase the risk of "serotonin syndrome."
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