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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 1,418 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 6, 2014: 1,418 people who reported to have interactions when taking Celexa, Lamictal Xr are studied

Trend of Celexa, Lamictal Xr's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4190807)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Celexa, Lamictal Xr:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)415
Rash (redness)411
Vomiting352
Dizziness261
Drug Interaction218
Depression216
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)207
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)204
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)198
Fall198

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Celexa, Lamictal Xr:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anxiety31
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)28
Condition Aggravated22
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)21
Drug Interaction20
Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain)18
Drug Toxicity18
Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)18
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)16
Thyroiditis (inflammation of thyroid gland)16

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Celexa0.00%15.00%37.50%30.00%17.50%
Lamictal Xr0.00%14.63%34.15%39.02%12.20%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression
  2. Bipolar disorder
  3. Epilepsy
  4. Anxiety
  5. Convulsion

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel
  2. Aspirin
  3. Zyprexa
  4. Neurontin
  5. Klonopin

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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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