Review: taking Celexa and Lamictal Xr together
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Celexa and Lamictal Xr together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Celexa and Lamictal Xr. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,609 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 30,753 Celexa users) Lamictal xr has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 414 Lamictal xr users)
What are the drugs
Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 30,753 Celexa users)
Lamictal xr has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 414 Lamictal xr users)
On Feb, 16, 2015: 1,609 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)
(6 of 29 people)
(28 of 63 people)
(11 of 27 people)
(3 of 11 people)
(2 of 5 people)
|Lamictal Xr is effective||11.11%|
(1 of 9 people)
(10 of 29 people)
(8 of 26 people)
(12 of 35 people)
(34 of 60 people)
(21 of 26 people)
(12 of 14 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||Weight Decreased||Encephalitis||Diabetes Mellitus||Pancytopenia||Condition Aggravated||Rash|
|Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms||Facial Paresis||Tachycardia||Thyroiditis||Restlessness||Drug Ineffective||Psychotic Disorder||Dizziness|
|Somnolence||Myopathy||General Physical Health Deterioration||Drug Toxicity||Weight Decreased||Intentional Overdose||Muscle Aches||Vomiting|
|Platelet Count Decreased||Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased||Hypotension||Sinus Tachycardia||Short-term Memory Loss||Memory Impairment||Hypertrichosis||Tremor|
|Haemoglobin Decreased||Stevens-johnson Syndrome||Cachexia||Urticaria||Dry Mouth||Nausea||Constipation||Pyrexia|
|Rash Generalised||Headache||Hallucination, Auditory||Tenderness||Weight Gain||Vomiting||Grand Mal Seizure||Headache|
|Rash||Pyrexia||Social Avoidant Behaviour||Deformity||Anxiety||General Physical Health Deterioration||Sinus Headache||Nausea|
|Rash Erythematous||Fall||Mental Impairment||Angioedema||Dizziness||Mental Disorder||Acanthosis Nigricans||Fall|
|Neutropenic Sepsis||Fatigue||Antipsychotic Drug Level Increased||Condition Aggravated||Tardive Dyskinesia||Myalgia||Dry Mouth||Depression|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Celexa is effective||31.08%|
(46 of 148 people)
(17 of 45 people)
|Lamictal Xr is effective||50.33%|
(77 of 153 people)
(24 of 48 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Celexa is effective||n/a||n/a||21.74%|
(5 of 23 people)
(7 of 52 people)
(17 of 86 people)
(17 of 66 people)
(10 of 44 people)
(7 of 28 people)
|Lamictal Xr is effective||n/a||n/a||36.00%|
(9 of 25 people)
(13 of 56 people)
(34 of 89 people)
(22 of 71 people)
(15 of 43 people)
(8 of 35 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Pancreatitis||Rash Generalised||Completed Suicide||Tremor||Rash||Somnolence||Rash||Fall|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Prescribed Overdose||Pyrexia||Agitation||Drug Toxicity||Vomiting||Completed Suicide||Convulsion|
|Breast Cancer||Stevens Johnson Syndrome||Non-accidental Overdose||Vomiting||Headache||Suicide Attempt||Confusional State||Dyspnoea|
|Blood Triglycerides Increased||Rash Papular||Lymphadenopathy||Dizziness||Cardiac Arrest||Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Prolonged||Depression||Dizziness|
|Ecchymosis||Convulsion||Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged||Malaise||Nausea||Fall||Anxiety|
|Convulsion||Stevens-johnson Syndrome||Depressed Level Of Consciousness||Hypotension||Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms||Anxiety||Haemoglobin Decreased|
|Disinhibition||Weight Increased||Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged||Encephalitis||Headache||Hyperammonaemia||Pyrexia|
|Abnormal Behaviour||Escherichia Infection||Metabolic Acidosis||Dizziness||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Neutropenic Sepsis|
|Suicidal Ideation||Multiple Drug Overdose Intentional||General Physical Health Deterioration||Completed Suicide||Somnolence||Platelet Count Decreased|
|Nephrotic Syndrome||Nystagmus||Vomiting||Overdose||Cardiac Arrest||Rash Erythematous|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
Comments for this study:
Tina Mennillo (3 years ago):
I have been on Citalopram (10 mg) and Lamictal (25 mg) for 6 days. So far I am adjusting but the nausea is severe in the morning hours between 10 and 11 only, then it disappears until the next day. Saltines help for a second but then it comes back, i'm also weak and shaky but am hoping this is just a side affect and will pass after a few weeks.........
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I am trying to determine which medication to use now that my 40 year successful run with Lithium is over. (The kdneys say it's time to quit). However, I do not want to increase intraocular pressure by using a medication known to increase said pressure. Most importantly, I do not want to lose my livelihood or cause my family and friends unforeseen difficulty due to ineffective medications. I have little faith in the alternatives and see Depakote, Geodon, and Lamictal as poor seconds at
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- A life of depression and fatigue (1 response)
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Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:
Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
All the Best,
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