Review: Celexa and Lamictal Xr
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Celexa and Lamictal Xr. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,602 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
What are the drugs
Celexa (latest outcomes from 30,648 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is used in depression.
Lamictal xr (latest outcomes from 410 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is used in epilepsy.
On Aug, 13, 2014: 1,602 people who take Celexa, Lamictal Xr are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide)
- Lamictal Xr (lamotrigine)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Celexa is effective||22.22%|
(2 of 9 people)
(5 of 22 people)
(6 of 27 people)
(5 of 25 people)
(27 of 61 people)
(11 of 26 people)
(3 of 11 people)
(2 of 5 people)
|Lamictal Xr is effective||11.11%|
(1 of 9 people)
(10 of 28 people)
(8 of 24 people)
(12 of 33 people)
(33 of 59 people)
(21 of 26 people)
(11 of 13 people)
(3 of 3 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Vomiting||Asthenia||Hypotension||Malaise||Diabetes Mellitus||Drug Ineffective||Condition Aggravated||Rash|
|Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms||Facial Paresis||Weight Decreased||Drug Toxicity||Weight Decreased||Pancytopenia||Psychotic Disorder||Dizziness|
|Somnolence||Myopathy||Tachycardia||Encephalitis||Short-term Memory Loss||Vomiting||Hypertrichosis||Vomiting|
|Platelet Count Decreased||Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased||General Physical Health Deterioration||Deformity||Dry Mouth||Nausea||Acanthosis Nigricans||Tremor|
|Haemoglobin Decreased||Stevens-johnson Syndrome||Social Avoidant Behaviour||Tenderness||Weight Gain||General Physical Health Deterioration||Muscle Aches||Pyrexia|
|Rash Generalised||Headache||Hallucination, Auditory||Angioedema||Restlessness||Intentional Overdose||Dry Mouth||Headache|
|Rash||Pyrexia||Mental Impairment||Urticaria||Dizziness||Memory Impairment||Sinus Headache||Nausea|
|Rash Erythematous||Fall||Antipsychotic Drug Level Increased||Condition Aggravated||Blood Pressure||Sleep Disorder||Constipation||Fall|
|Neutropenic Sepsis||Fatigue||Cachexia||Stress||Anxiety||Nervousness||Short-term Memory Loss||Depression|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Celexa is effective||30.77%|
(44 of 143 people)
(17 of 43 people)
|Lamictal Xr is effective||51.35%|
(76 of 148 people)
(23 of 46 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Celexa is effective||n/a||n/a||21.74%|
(5 of 23 people)
(6 of 51 people)
(17 of 85 people)
(17 of 63 people)
(10 of 44 people)
(6 of 22 people)
|Lamictal Xr is effective||n/a||n/a||36.00%|
(9 of 25 people)
(12 of 55 people)
(34 of 88 people)
(21 of 68 people)
(15 of 43 people)
(8 of 29 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Pancreatitis||Rash Generalised||Completed Suicide||Tremor||Rash||Somnolence||Rash||Fall|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Prescribed Overdose||Pyrexia||Vomiting||Drug Toxicity||Vomiting||Completed Suicide||Convulsion|
|Breast Cancer||Stevens Johnson Syndrome||Non-accidental Overdose||Agitation||Headache||Suicide Attempt||Confusional State||Dizziness|
|Blood Triglycerides Increased||Rash Papular||Lymphadenopathy||Dizziness||Cardiac Arrest||Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Prolonged||Depression||Dyspnoea|
|Ecchymosis||Convulsion||Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged||Malaise||Nausea||Fall||Anxiety|
|Convulsion||Stevens-johnson Syndrome||Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged||Hypotension||Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms||Anxiety||Pyrexia|
|Disinhibition||Weight Increased||Depressed Level Of Consciousness||Dizziness||Headache||Hyperammonaemia||Haemoglobin Decreased|
|Abnormal Behaviour||Escherichia Infection||Multiple Drug Overdose Intentional||Encephalitis||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Platelet Count Decreased|
|Suicidal Ideation||Nystagmus||Vomiting||Completed Suicide||Somnolence||Somnolence|
|Nephrotic Syndrome||Metabolic Acidosis||General Physical Health Deterioration||Overdose||Cardiac Arrest||Neutropenic Sepsis|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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My son began having autistic tantrums at school & would pound his head on the floor; neurologist prescribed Celexa to stop self-injurious behavior. After 2 years,doctor changed prescription to Lexapro. Experienced pain in feet/lower legs upon standing/walking more than 1 hour. Age 11 (2006), nerve disfunction began (said his feet felt "sparkly"). I noticed left leg bowing out at knee when he walked down stairs. Began severe muscle spasms when laid down to go to sleep. The spasms/nerve pain became severe & increased difficulty falling/staying asleep. Spasms continued through 1st 1-2 hours of sleep; spasms drew his leg/legs up like a frog. Slept through spasms; they occurred every night & followed a full-body "jerk". Spasms always occurred on the left, & right leg would draw up into a frogleg position. Doctor added Seroquel for severe insomnia. Podiatrist diagnosed shortened achiles tendons in feet/ankles. 6 months after the spasms began, left foot began to change & severe episodes of memory loss occurred(he did not where he was, who he was or who his teachers, classmates, or I were). Would scream & hit his head with his fists. Doctor suspected ALD; tests were negative. W/in 4 months (age 12), left foot deformed into clubfoot/calf smaller. Diagnosed w/spasticity, dystonia, cerebral palsy. Since achiles tendon/club foot developed, can't stand/walk more than 20-30 minutes without foot/leg pain. Doctors suspect neuromuscular disorder but have not diagnosed specific type. 2008-2009, had botox injections in calves but treatment stopped working. Had 2 foot surgeries in 2009 to reposition left foot & release achiles tendon. Left foot much shorter, wider & thicker than right. Developed dystonia/spasticity in forearms/hands 2008. Taking Tizanidine and Mirapex for help control/lesson the spasming & nerve disfunction since 2008. Weaned off Seroquel & Lexapro (2011/2012), because Seroquel made drowsy/caused Acanthosis nigricans; Lexapro made confused.
jennifer on Jul, 27, 2014:
Female 39, have had 2.5 years enlarged groin muscle serve pain in trochanter area, priformus, more recently now also have cervical dystonia, 9 Weeks now. One of my scans of hips said nail patella syndrom can you tell me more about that, what or means for you, or where to get info.
Christi on Oct, 11, 2012:
How do his thumb nails look? Are they absent or split, or have a triangular lunulae? If yes to any of these questions, please research a genetic disease called Nail Patella Syndrome. Myself and 3 of my 4 children have it. Good luck!
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) is often used to treat depression. Lamictal Xr (lamotrigine) is often used to treat epilepsy. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
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- Lamictal xr is used in:
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