• penny penny
    December 15, 2008
    What are the side effects of combining celexa and alcohol?
    penny penny
    December 15, 2008

    Are there bad interactions if I drink while I take Celexa?

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  • Merely Me
    Health Guide
    December 15, 2008
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    December 15, 2008

    I've been researching your question and before you take one sip of alcohol you should read some of the precautions they give to see what people say about mixing this drug and alcohol; It's not good.

     

    The antidepressant when combined with alchol can make you impaired much more quickly, and it can also increase depression, which is exactly why your'e on an antidepressant in the first place. 

     

    There are a lot of articles out there about the dangers of drinking while you're on this medication, so please reconsider.

     

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    • JoJoD
      March 24, 2012
      JoJoD
      March 24, 2012
      I am 26 and taking 20mg of celexa daily after catching my fiancé cheating on me with an obese Asian shortly before our wedding. I just spoke to my pharmacist about having an adult beverage or two and he said as long as I am taking my celexa in the morning and drinking LIGHTLY at night, one or two should be totally fine. I have since had a mixed vodka drink and am sipping a glass of wine before bed, I feel pleasantly buzzed and snuggly. Just be smart people. Talk to your doc/pharmacist. Only drink around people that are SAFE. And for heavens sake, DON'T DRIVE!! Best wishes, and I pray whatever caused you to turn to the celexa in the first place be healed. Xox READ MORE

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  • Amy
    Amy
    January 02, 2009
    Amy
    Amy
    January 02, 2009

    I saw your post and I must warn you based upon my experience. I have been on Celexa for 8 months. It works very well. I have had a few drinks and have been fine expect on night. I drink way too much and became very mean and aggressive. Needless to say I do not have much memory of that night but I found myself in jail for assault. I am not an aggressive person. I began taking Celexa after my father past away and I become very depressed. My father and I have never got along and loosing him unexpectedly sent me into a deep depression.

     

    My advice to you is that one or two drinks is ok but no more cause you never know what will happen. Good Luck!

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