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 159 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 39,893 users)

Pristiq

Pristiq has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Pristiq 18,664 users)

On Sep, 17, 2016

159 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 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 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: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 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: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Pristiq:
  • female: 28.0% - (2 of 7 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (1 of 1 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: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (1 of 2 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: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • anxiety
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
  • asthenia
  • blood pressure increased
  • chest pain
  • depressed mood
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • weight decreased
  • abnormal dreams
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:
  • anxiety
  • tinnitus
  • acne
  • adrenal cortical insufficiency
  • agitation
  • anhedonia
  • cholelithiasis
  • depression suicidal
  • dermatitis
  • emotional distress
1 - 2 years:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • bipolar disorder
  • blood pressure increased
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • hyperhidrosis
  • nausea
  • ptsd
2 - 5 years:
  • drug eruption
  • hyperhidrosis
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • abnormal dreams
  • asthenia
  • bipolar disorder
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
10+ years:
  • blister
  • drug eruption
  • pruritus
  • skin necrosis
not specified:
  • drug ineffective
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • arthralgia
  • crying
  • feeling abnormal
  • pain in extremity

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • drug ineffective
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • nausea
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • feeling abnormal
  • fatigue
  • arthralgia
  • pain in extremity
male:
  • drug ineffective
  • headache
  • depression
  • glycosylated haemoglobin increased
  • male sexual dysfunction
  • major depression
  • anxiety
  • cellulitis
  • cholelithiasis
  • coordination abnormal

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • anhedonia
  • anxiety
  • cholelithiasis
  • depression suicidal
  • emotional distress
  • general physical health deterioration
  • injury
  • pain
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
  • drug screen false positive
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • weight increased
  • fear
  • pain
  • dizziness
  • drug screen positive
  • tremor
  • arthralgia
40-49:
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
  • crying
  • headache
  • hypoaesthesia
  • anxiety
  • weight decreased
  • pain
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
50-59:
  • depression
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • feeling abnormal
  • headache
  • abdominal distension
  • insomnia
  • suicide attempt
  • weight increased
  • anxiety
60+:
  • anxiety
  • drug ineffective
  • panic attack
  • antisocial behaviour
  • major depression
  • activities of daily living impaired
  • anger
  • blood potassium decreased
  • dehydration
  • dyspnoea

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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