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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 1,612 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.


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On Apr, 19, 2015: 1,612 people who take Celexa, Lamictal Xr are studied

Celexa, Lamictal Xr outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide)
- Lamictal Xr (lamotrigine)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Celexa is effective20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
(5 of 22 people)
(6 of 27 people)
(6 of 29 people)
(28 of 64 people)
(11 of 28 people)
(3 of 11 people)
(2 of 5 people)
Lamictal Xr is effective11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
(10 of 29 people)
(8 of 26 people)
(12 of 35 people)
(34 of 60 people)
(23 of 29 people)
(12 of 14 people)
(3 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Celexa is effective30.87%
(46 of 149 people)
(17 of 47 people)
Lamictal Xr is effective50.65%
(78 of 154 people)
(25 of 50 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

Celexa is effectiven/an/a21.74%
(5 of 23 people)
(7 of 52 people)
(17 of 87 people)
(17 of 66 people)
(10 of 49 people)
(7 of 29 people)
Lamictal Xr is effectiven/an/a36.00%
(9 of 25 people)
(13 of 56 people)
(35 of 90 people)
(22 of 71 people)
(16 of 48 people)
(8 of 36 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PyrexiaRashRashMalaiseNauseaConvulsionHallucination, VisualSomnolence
VomitingAstheniaWeight DecreasedEncephalitisDiabetes MellitusPancytopeniaCondition AggravatedRash
Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsFacial ParesisTachycardiaThyroiditisDizzinessDrug IneffectivePsychotic DisorderDizziness
SomnolenceMyopathyGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationDrug ToxicityRestlessnessIntentional OverdoseMuscle AchesVomiting
Platelet Count DecreasedBlood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedHypotensionSinus TachycardiaShort-term Memory LossMemory ImpairmentHypertrichosisTremor
Haemoglobin DecreasedStevens-johnson SyndromeCachexiaUrticariaWeight DecreasedNauseaConstipationPyrexia
Rash GeneralisedHeadacheHallucination, AuditoryTendernessDry MouthVomitingGrand Mal SeizureHeadache
RashPyrexiaSocial Avoidant BehaviourDeformityWeight GainGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationSinus HeadacheNausea
Rash ErythematousFallMental ImpairmentAngioedemaTardive DyskinesiaMental DisorderAcanthosis NigricansFall
Confusional StateFatigueAntipsychotic Drug Level IncreasedCondition AggravatedAnxietyHyperventilationDry MouthDepression

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

DizzinessDiabetes Mellitus
VomitingCompleted Suicide
ConvulsionWeight Increased

Most common drug interactions by age * :

PancreatitisRash GeneralisedCompleted SuicideTremorRashSomnolenceRashFall
Diabetes MellitusPrescribed OverdosePyrexiaAgitationDrug ToxicityVomitingConfusional StateConvulsion
Breast CancerStevens Johnson SyndromeNon-accidental OverdoseVomitingHeadacheSuicide AttemptCompleted SuicideDyspnoea
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedRash PapularLymphadenopathyDizzinessCardiac ArrestActivated Partial Thromboplastin Time ProlongedDepressionDizziness
EcchymosisConvulsionElectrocardiogram Qt ProlongedHypotensionNauseaFallAnxiety
ConvulsionStevens-johnson SyndromeDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessMalaiseDrug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsAnxietyHaemoglobin Decreased
DisinhibitionWeight IncreasedElectrocardiogram Qrs Complex ProlongedEncephalitisHeadacheDiabetes MellitusPyrexia
Abnormal BehaviourEscherichia InfectionMetabolic AcidosisDizzinessDiabetes MellitusHyperammonaemiaRash Erythematous
Suicidal IdeationMultiple Drug Overdose IntentionalGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationCompleted SuicideSomnolenceNeutropenic Sepsis
Nephrotic SyndromeNystagmusVomitingOverdoseFatigueSomnolence

* 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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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.

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