Mixing Alcohol and Citalopram
When you take any prescription medicine, it’s important to be aware of all potential interactions and side effects and also to give your physician a full medical history before you take anything that’s prescribed. This includes understanding the relationship between alcohol and Celexa. The following provides information on the possible interaction between alcohol and Celexa and highlights some of the alcohol and Citalopram side effects. Citalopram is the generic name of the medicine Celexa.
- Alcohol and citalopram side effects can be heart-related and can lead to serious issues that require medical attention or hospitalization. One of the specific alcohol and citalopram side effects that may occur is called torsades de pointes, and this is a severe irregular heart rate that can lead to death.
- Motor skills may be affected when you combine alcohol and citalopram
- It’s possible that combining alcohol and Celexa can reduce the effectiveness of the drug, leading to depression-related side effects
- With alcohol and Celexa an overdose is possible, and overdose symptoms with Celexa can include convulsions, hyperventilation, coma or amnesia.
- Even if you don’t experience several alcohol and citalopram side effects, the milder possible side effects of the drug may be heightened. These can include nausea, vomiting, insomnia, and sweating.
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