Drug interactions with citalopram oral and escitalopram oral

citalopram oral brand names and other generic formulations include:

Celexa Oral

All generic drug interactions for citalopram oral (lists will include brand and generic names):

escitalopram oral brand names and other generic formulations include:

Lexapro Oral

All generic drug interactions for escitalopram oral (lists will include brand and generic names):
Serious - Use AlternativePotential for serious interaction; regular monitoring by your doctor required or alternate medication may be needed

citalopram oral and escitalopram oral

citalopram oral and escitalopram oral both increase affecting serotonin levels in the blood. Too much serotonin is a potentially life-threatening situation. Severe signs and symptoms include high blood pressure and increased heart rate that lead to shock. Combination may increase risk of potentially life-threatening reactions such as serotonin syndrome or neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a neurological disorder).

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Serious - Use AlternativePossible serious or life-threatening interaction. Monitor closely. Use alternatives if available.

citalopram oral and escitalopram oral

citalopram oral and escitalopram oral both increase serotonin levels. Combination may increase risk of serotonin syndrome or neuroleptic malignant syndrome-like reactions. ECG monitoring is recommended, along with drugs that may prolong the QT interval.

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Serious - Use AlternativePotential for serious interaction; regular monitoring by your doctor required or alternate medication may be needed

escitalopram oral and citalopram oral

escitalopram oral and citalopram oral both increase affecting serotonin levels in the blood. Too much serotonin is a potentially life-threatening situation. Severe signs and symptoms include high blood pressure and increased heart rate that lead to shock. Combination may increase risk of potentially life-threatening reactions such as serotonin syndrome or neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a neurological disorder).

Patient Drug Interactions Source: RxList
© 2014 RxList, Inc.
Serious - Use AlternativePossible serious or life-threatening interaction. Monitor closely. Use alternatives if available.

escitalopram oral and citalopram oral

escitalopram oral and citalopram oral both increase serotonin levels. Combination may increase risk of serotonin syndrome or neuroleptic malignant syndrome-like reactions. ECG monitoring is recommended, along with drugs that may prolong the QT interval.

Clinical Drug Interactions Source: Medscape from WebMD
© 1994-2014 WebMD, LLC.

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Drug Interaction Categories

Contraindicated

Never use this combination of drugs because of high risk for dangerous interaction

Serious

Potential for serious interaction; regular monitoring by your doctor required or alternate medication may be needed

Significant

Potential for significant interaction (monitoring by your doctor is likely required)

Minor

Interaction is unlikely, minor, or nonsignificant

Disclaimer: The information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of an appropriately qualified and licensed physician or other health care provider. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This tool may not cover all possible drug interactions. Please check with a physician if you have health questions or concerns. Although we attempt to provide accurate and up-to-date information, no guarantee is made to that effect.

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