alcohol and citalopram

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Can anyone tell me if they know anybody who takes these two meds I'm concerned for my boyfriend I see many side effects and other things ??

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    Yes Nicole, there are unpleasant side effects for the first several of days (or a bit longer) but not life threatening. He should not do any driving, going to work, etc. during this time. Plan on having some time to get accustomed to it...

    Only one pill a couple of hours before drinking and the sensation of drinking will pass. But it does not do any good unless you DO drink. It has been noted on this forum, the effect lasts for the best part of 8 -9 hours.

    It just takes times to "unlearn" the drinking habit.

    I wish you both well, take care, also there are many good, knowledgeable people on this forum for advice.

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      I think you may be mixing this up with Nalmefene (Selincro), Tim. Citalopram is an anti-depressant. Because alcohol is a depressant, it will affect the effectiveness of any anti-depressant drug. Patient information leaflets about Citalopram say that alcohol with Citalopram may increase the sedative effect of the drug and that you should see how the Citalopram affects you for a few days before drinking alcohol woth it. There are no dangerous interractions between Citalopram and Alcohol, but patients are advised to drink in moderation while taking it.
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      Lack of knowledge of the meds and the need to research more Nicole.

      Pls keep us up to date. Your need to know is admiral. We are here for you.

      Stay strong, we all need this.

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