Can You Take Adipex With Citalopram

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Can You Take Adipex With Citalopram

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A Drug Interactions Checker indicates that these two drugs have a STRONG interaction with each other and that people should generally AVOID taking them together if possible. This is because a serotonin reuptake inhibitors should not generally be combined with drugs that affect the sympathetic nervous system. Doing so could precipitate something called "serotonin syndrome".

If they are used together you should be monitored for signs that this syndrome is occurring. They include may include "mental status changes such as irritability, altered consciousness, confusion, hallucinations, and coma; autonomic dysfunction such as tachycardia, hyperthermia, diaphoresis, shivering, blood pressure lability, and mydriasis; neuromuscular abnormalities such as hyperreflexia, myoclonus, tremor, rigidity, and ataxia; and gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea."