Review: taking Celexa and Pristiq together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Celexa and Pristiq together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Celexa and Pristiq. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 107 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Celexa

Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Celexa 30,280 users)

Pristiq

Pristiq has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Pristiq 15,152 users)

On Jul, 30, 2016

107 people who take Celexa, Pristiq are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Celexa and Pristiq drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Celexa:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Pristiq:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Celexa:
  • female: 30.0% - (3 of 10 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Pristiq:
  • female: 22.0% - (2 of 9 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Celexa:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
Pristiq:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • diarrhoea
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • blood pressure increased
  • dizziness
  • fear
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • weight decreased
  • abdominal pain
1 - 6 months:
  • drug ineffective
  • suicidal ideation
  • anger
  • anxiety
  • feeling abnormal
  • loss of consciousness
  • somnolence
  • activities of daily living impaired
  • antisocial behaviour
  • blood potassium decreased
6 - 12 months:
  • tinnitus
  • adrenal cortical insufficiency
1 - 2 years:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • bipolar disorder
  • blood pressure increased
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • ptsd
  • abdominal distension
  • abdominal pain
  • agitation
2 - 5 years:
  • teeth grinding and clenching
  • abnormal dreams
  • asthenia
  • back pain
  • anxiety
  • bipolar disorder
  • depression
  • drug eruption
  • ptsd
  • skin necrosis
10+ years:
  • blister
  • drug eruption
  • pruritus
  • skin necrosis
not specified:
  • drug ineffective
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • arthralgia
  • fatigue
  • feeling abnormal
  • pain in extremity
  • musculoskeletal stiffness
  • nausea

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • anxiety
  • drug ineffective
  • depression
  • feeling abnormal
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • arthralgia
  • pain in extremity
  • musculoskeletal stiffness
male:
  • drug ineffective
  • depression
  • glycosylated haemoglobin increased
  • headache
  • male sexual dysfunction
  • anxiety
  • major depression
  • somnolence
  • visual impairment
  • acute respiratory failure

Most common drug interactions by age *:

20-29:
  • areflexia
  • bipolar disorder
  • body temperature decreased
  • circulatory collapse
  • depression
  • dry skin
  • gastrointestinal sounds abnormal
  • hypotension
  • hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy
  • multiple drug overdose
30-39:
  • anxiety
  • fear
  • dizziness
  • tremor
  • arthralgia
  • candidiasis
  • cognitive disorder
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • glossodynia
40-49:
  • weight decreased
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • chest pain
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • hypoaesthesia
  • drug eruption
50-59:
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
  • feeling abnormal
  • nausea
  • abdominal distension
  • headache
  • suicide attempt
  • glycosylated haemoglobin increased
  • male sexual dysfunction
  • eating disorder
60+:
  • anxiety
  • panic attack
  • antisocial behaviour
  • drug ineffective
  • activities of daily living impaired
  • anger
  • blood potassium decreased
  • dehydration
  • dyspnoea
  • feeling abnormal

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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