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 1,603 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
What are the drugs
Celexa (what 30,655 Celexa users reported?) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is used in depression.
Lamictal xr (what 411 Lamictal Xr users reported?) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is used in epilepsy.
On Sep, 12, 2014: 1,603 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 26 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 34 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||Encephalitis||Diabetes Mellitus||Drug Ineffective||Condition Aggravated||Rash|
|Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms||Facial Paresis||Weight Decreased||Thyroiditis||Weight Decreased||Pancytopenia||Psychotic Disorder||Dizziness|
|Somnolence||Myopathy||Tachycardia||Drug Toxicity||Short-term Memory Loss||Vomiting||Hypertrichosis||Vomiting|
|Platelet Count Decreased||Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased||General Physical Health Deterioration||Sinus Tachycardia||Dry Mouth||Nausea||Acanthosis Nigricans||Tremor|
|Haemoglobin Decreased||Stevens-johnson Syndrome||Social Avoidant Behaviour||Urticaria||Weight Gain||General Physical Health Deterioration||Muscle Aches||Pyrexia|
|Rash Generalised||Headache||Hallucination, Auditory||Tenderness||Restlessness||Intentional Overdose||Dry Mouth||Headache|
|Rash||Pyrexia||Mental Impairment||Angioedema||Dizziness||Memory Impairment||Sinus Headache||Nausea|
|Rash Erythematous||Fall||Antipsychotic Drug Level Increased||Stress||Blood Pressure||Sleep Disorder||Constipation||Fall|
|Neutropenic Sepsis||Fatigue||Cachexia||Condition Aggravated||Anxiety||Nervousness||Short-term Memory Loss||Depression|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Celexa is effective||30.77%|
(44 of 143 people)
(17 of 44 people)
|Lamictal Xr is effective||51.35%|
(76 of 148 people)
(23 of 47 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 27 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 34 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||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||Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged||Hypotension||Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms||Anxiety||Haemoglobin Decreased|
|Disinhibition||Weight Increased||Depressed Level Of Consciousness||Dizziness||Headache||Hyperammonaemia||Pyrexia|
|Abnormal Behaviour||Escherichia Infection||Multiple Drug Overdose Intentional||Encephalitis||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Somnolence|
|Suicidal Ideation||Nystagmus||Vomiting||Completed Suicide||Somnolence||Rash Erythematous|
|Nephrotic Syndrome||Metabolic Acidosis||General Physical Health Deterioration||Overdose||Cardiac Arrest||Platelet Count Decreased|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
You can also:
- Subscribe the study: get notified of updates
- Post a comment: or see what other people said about the study
Comments from related studies:
From this study (16 hours ago):
From this study (6 days ago):
From this study (2 weeks ago):
I have been taking lyrica for 2 weeks and I've had manic and depression my question is can lyrica enhance my symptoms of bipolar
zeeBop52 on Sep, 11, 2014:
The problems you speak of are SO typical of Lyrica I
had to read you post twice. I would get with your main provider A.S.A.P ! TOO often these days meds. are released with loads of study but not over a long enough period. I work in the Horticulture World
and the EXACT same thing happens. They breed a great new plant but never wait long enough for secondary problems such as disease or insect problems. Lyrica being a controlled substance needs your attention right away. I have chronic pain problems, anxiety, and slight depression. I am a 52 yr. old male in a dry climate. Please help yourself-put the Doc' to the test or get another one. You will be so glad you did.
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,
chris on Jun, 4, 2011:
i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.
TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:
Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -
SammySushi on Jul, 10, 2012:
Omigosh, never cold turkey clonopin, esp that high of a dose. My dad had a major seizure and hallucinations doing so.
Christophe on Nov, 13, 2012:
I suffer from Hypothyroidism, High Cholesterol & Cancer survivor because of Zyprexa use and previously being prescribed Carbamezapine causing Thyroid damage. My best advice to you if you don't want Hypothyroidism is have regular blood tests, Thyroid damage can be undetected for up to 5 years with no symptoms found on regular blood tests prematurally. Make sure you buy iodised salt to use on food when eating this will help reduce your risk of getting Hypothyroidism. two signs of Hypothyriodism which the Carbamezapine & Zyprexa medication boxes labels wont tell you is if your face becomes puffed up, red or sun sensitive while taking these medications this is a sign of Hypothyroidism. It wont be found on your blood test but later on it could appear out of the blue. The other sign to look for is baldness or hair loss on your head, this is another symptom. I hope these comments will help you. You have to weight up the benefits and negatives taking medications if you decide to take these medicines or not. It depends on how you cope with the drug side effects.
AUDREY on Dec, 16, 2012:
STARTED TAKING DILTIAZEM 60 MG AND I AM VERY CONSTIPATED. 70 YEARS OLD, HEART SURGERY A FAST HEART RATE....
Sonya on Feb, 24, 2013:
You definately need to take a stool softener...straining during defication can cause major problems in people with cardiac problems.
Stillaguamish on Sep, 6, 2014:
My heart breaks for you and I'm so sorry you had to go through all that. I recently had two surgeries and was outraged at hospital treatment. I had to demand my regular meds and when they gave in, they only gave me 3 of 6
MY blood sugar has raised significatly after taking, celexa, lamictal and adderall. Short term memory loss, reluctant decision making, worry increase, heavy sweating,irritable.
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- What could be causing eye pain and headacne and bright glaring light on the right side only?
Senitive to light, can't spend long on computer or cell phone. Diagnosed with anklylosing spondylosis
- Effects taking lamictal abilify and pristiq
Although I take these three drugs I am still experiencing symptoms of lethargy, lack of appetite Are these symptoms perhaps side effects of these grubs?
- I'm on 1 1/12 mg of suboxone. would i have to go off of it if i need major surgery?
I was taking about 5 to 15 mg of Percocet a day and wanted to get off them. If I don't take suboxone at night I get EXTREME discomfort down my left leg & can not sleep due to pressure on my lower back (that's why I had to take Percocet). I have tried NUMEROUS meds over the past 20 yrs & nothing work ...
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Chills associated with ibuprophen
I generally respond well to medication. I am a senior who has chronic pain from a c1-c2 fusion. Codeine works well, and I don't use a lot. Still, I sought alternatives to opiates for nerve pain. I lice in a colder climate. It took me quite a while to associate susceptibility to becoming chilled w ...
- Prednisone mixed results-it lets me breath
have been on prednisone now for 3 years straight. Am taking 30mg a day just to breath. every time i have tried to taper off i have ended up in the emergency room unable to breath. That has been 7 times in the last year. I am 49 years old and was in good health 3-4 years ago. got a cough and it has b ...
- Hit and miss sleep with dextroamphetamine
Started drug 2 months ago and have seen an improvement in my focus. Ziprosidone for my depression causes me to get dead tired by 7 pm. Once I started taking Dextroamphetamine I started having insomnia 2 times a week. I think I would rather sleep early than stay up all night and then try and stay a ...
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:
- Celexa is used in:
- Lamictal xr is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Celexa alternatives:
- Lamictal xr alternatives:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.