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Review: Celexa and Lamictal Xr





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 1,608 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Celexa 30,712 users)

Lamictal xr has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Lamictal xr 413 users)

On Dec, 15, 2014: 1,608 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 effective22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
22.73%
(5 of 22 people)
22.22%
(6 of 27 people)
17.86%
(5 of 28 people)
44.44%
(28 of 63 people)
40.74%
(11 of 27 people)
27.27%
(3 of 11 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
Lamictal Xr is effective11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
34.48%
(10 of 29 people)
32.00%
(8 of 25 people)
34.29%
(12 of 35 people)
56.67%
(34 of 60 people)
80.77%
(21 of 26 people)
85.71%
(12 of 14 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 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 ParesisTachycardiaThyroiditisRestlessnessDrug IneffectivePsychotic DisorderDizziness
SomnolenceMyopathyGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationDrug ToxicityWeight DecreasedIntentional OverdoseMuscle AchesVomiting
Platelet Count DecreasedBlood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedHypotensionSinus TachycardiaShort-term Memory LossMemory ImpairmentHypertrichosisTremor
Haemoglobin DecreasedStevens-johnson SyndromeCachexiaUrticariaDry MouthNauseaConstipationPyrexia
Rash GeneralisedHeadacheHallucination, AuditoryTendernessWeight GainVomitingGrand Mal SeizureHeadache
RashPyrexiaSocial Avoidant BehaviourDeformityAnxietyGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationSinus HeadacheNausea
Rash ErythematousFallMental ImpairmentStressDizzinessMental DisorderAcanthosis NigricansFall
Neutropenic SepsisFatigueAntipsychotic Drug Level IncreasedCondition AggravatedTardive DyskinesiaMyalgiaDry MouthDepression

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Celexa is effective30.61%
(45 of 147 people)
37.78%
(17 of 45 people)
Lamictal Xr is effective50.66%
(77 of 152 people)
50.00%
(24 of 48 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
RashVomiting
DizzinessDiabetes Mellitus
HeadacheSomnolence
SomnolenceDepression
TremorConvulsion
FallNausea
VomitingCompleted Suicide
PyrexiaRash
NauseaPyrexia
ConvulsionTachycardia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Celexa is effectiven/an/a21.74%
(5 of 23 people)
13.46%
(7 of 52 people)
19.77%
(17 of 86 people)
25.76%
(17 of 66 people)
22.73%
(10 of 44 people)
22.22%
(6 of 27 people)
Lamictal Xr is effectiven/an/a36.00%
(9 of 25 people)
23.21%
(13 of 56 people)
38.20%
(34 of 89 people)
30.99%
(22 of 71 people)
34.88%
(15 of 43 people)
23.53%
(8 of 34 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
PancreatitisRash GeneralisedCompleted SuicideTremorRashSomnolenceRashFall
Diabetes MellitusPrescribed OverdosePyrexiaAgitationDrug ToxicityVomitingCompleted SuicideConvulsion
Breast CancerStevens Johnson SyndromeNon-accidental OverdoseVomitingHeadacheSuicide AttemptConfusional StateDyspnoea
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedRash PapularLymphadenopathyDizzinessCardiac ArrestActivated Partial Thromboplastin Time ProlongedDepressionDizziness
EcchymosisConvulsionElectrocardiogram Qt ProlongedMalaiseNauseaFallAnxiety
ConvulsionStevens-johnson SyndromeDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessHypotensionDrug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsAnxietyHaemoglobin Decreased
DisinhibitionWeight IncreasedElectrocardiogram Qrs Complex ProlongedEncephalitisHeadacheHyperammonaemiaPyrexia
Abnormal BehaviourEscherichia InfectionMetabolic AcidosisDizzinessDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusSomnolence
Suicidal IdeationMultiple Drug Overdose IntentionalGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationCompleted SuicideSomnolenceRash Erythematous
Nephrotic SyndromeNystagmusVomitingOverdoseCardiac ArrestPlatelet Count Decreased

* 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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    zeeBop52 on Sep, 11, 2014:

    The problems you speak of are SO typical of Lyrica I
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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

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    K. Peters

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