Starting citalopram and taking alcohol

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Hi all,

I was prescribed 10mg citalopram two days ago for my anxiety and depression. I was just wondering, if I were to take it in the morning, would I be ok to have a small amount of alcohol in the evening? It's my last week at uni so I want to be able to enjoy myself too!


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    not the best idea with these sort of meds because it affects how they help you if you take alcohol with them.
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    I am on the exact same thing and I have been advised against drinking. Not sure how it would effect you since you just started the med. But alcohol is a stimulate that actually is awful for anxiety.

    Ask a pharmacist

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    Not a good idea. I bet the box says 'do not take alcohol with this medication' on it.

    You can ask any pharmacist for an explanation why.

    Or......................finish your last week at uni, drink what you like and then start the citalopram. The two taken together are a bad combination. They each affect different parts of the brain so you'll get no benefit from the citalopram if you drink whilst taking them.            Enjoy your last week! Love Tess

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