Celexa and alcohol in combination can reduce the efficacy of Celexa in both depression and anxiety treatment, especially use of large quantities of alcohol and chronic daily use of alcohol.
Celexa is an antidepressant in the class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and is used for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Celexa affects the levels of serotonin in the synapse between nerve cells in the brain which may become unbalanced and lead to depression. Patients often wonder if it is fine to take Celexa and Alcohol simultaneously. Although there is no serious impairment of the metabolism of Celexa by alcohol, the effectiveness of Celexa may be reduced by alcohol and they are best not used in combination.
Celexa in some patients may increase the effect of alcohol so as the symptoms of drunkenness and reduction of psychomotor skills as well as impairment of thinking and judgment from alcohol may be exaggerated. You may start feeling tired, drowsy and moody. You may become unable to drive your car or operate a machine properly. . On the other hand, the alcohol reduces the beneficial effects of Celexa.
Therefore, doctors recommend their patients avoid large quantities of alcohol when they are taking Celexa, and to be aware of the possibility of impairment when taking even moderate amounts of alcohol. Read from our main page about Celexa side effects before leaving SideEffectz.com.
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