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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 reports of 1,603 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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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

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)
19.23%
(5 of 26 people)
44.26%
(27 of 61 people)
42.31%
(11 of 26 people)
27.27%
(3 of 11 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
Lamictal Xr is effective11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
35.71%
(10 of 28 people)
33.33%
(8 of 24 people)
35.29%
(12 of 34 people)
55.93%
(33 of 59 people)
80.77%
(21 of 26 people)
84.62%
(11 of 13 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
VomitingAstheniaHypotensionEncephalitisDiabetes MellitusDrug IneffectiveCondition AggravatedRash
Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsFacial ParesisWeight DecreasedThyroiditisWeight DecreasedPancytopeniaPsychotic DisorderDizziness
SomnolenceMyopathyTachycardiaDrug ToxicityShort-term Memory LossVomitingHypertrichosisVomiting
Platelet Count DecreasedBlood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationSinus TachycardiaDry MouthNauseaAcanthosis NigricansTremor
Haemoglobin DecreasedStevens-johnson SyndromeSocial Avoidant BehaviourUrticariaWeight GainGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationMuscle AchesPyrexia
Rash GeneralisedHeadacheHallucination, AuditoryTendernessRestlessnessIntentional OverdoseDry MouthHeadache
RashPyrexiaMental ImpairmentAngioedemaDizzinessMemory ImpairmentSinus HeadacheNausea
Rash ErythematousFallAntipsychotic Drug Level IncreasedStressBlood PressureSleep DisorderConstipationFall
Neutropenic SepsisFatigueCachexiaCondition AggravatedAnxietyNervousnessShort-term Memory LossDepression

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Celexa is effective30.77%
(44 of 143 people)
38.64%
(17 of 44 people)
Lamictal Xr is effective51.35%
(76 of 148 people)
48.94%
(23 of 47 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
RashVomiting
DizzinessDiabetes Mellitus
HeadacheSomnolence
SomnolenceDepression
TremorConvulsion
VomitingNausea
FallRash
PyrexiaCompleted Suicide
NauseaPyrexia
ConvulsionWeight Increased

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Celexa is effectiven/an/a21.74%
(5 of 23 people)
11.76%
(6 of 51 people)
20.00%
(17 of 85 people)
26.98%
(17 of 63 people)
22.73%
(10 of 44 people)
22.22%
(6 of 27 people)
Lamictal Xr is effectiven/an/a36.00%
(9 of 25 people)
21.82%
(12 of 55 people)
38.64%
(34 of 88 people)
30.88%
(21 of 68 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 OverdosePyrexiaVomitingDrug ToxicityVomitingCompleted SuicideConvulsion
Breast CancerStevens Johnson SyndromeNon-accidental OverdoseAgitationHeadacheSuicide AttemptConfusional StateDyspnoea
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedRash PapularLymphadenopathyDizzinessCardiac ArrestActivated Partial Thromboplastin Time ProlongedDepressionDizziness
EcchymosisConvulsionElectrocardiogram Qt ProlongedMalaiseNauseaFallAnxiety
ConvulsionStevens-johnson SyndromeElectrocardiogram Qrs Complex ProlongedHypotensionDrug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsAnxietyHaemoglobin Decreased
DisinhibitionWeight IncreasedDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessDizzinessHeadacheHyperammonaemiaPyrexia
Abnormal BehaviourEscherichia InfectionMultiple Drug Overdose IntentionalEncephalitisDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusSomnolence
Suicidal IdeationNystagmusVomitingCompleted SuicideSomnolenceRash Erythematous
Nephrotic SyndromeMetabolic AcidosisGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationOverdoseCardiac ArrestPlatelet Count Decreased

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    Reply

    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.

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  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • 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,
    K. Peters

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

    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 -

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

    Christophe on Nov, 13, 2012:

    Hello,
    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.
    from Christophe

    Reply

    AUDREY on Dec, 16, 2012:

    STARTED TAKING DILTIAZEM 60 MG AND I AM VERY CONSTIPATED. 70 YEARS OLD, HEART SURGERY A FAST HEART RATE....

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

    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

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • MY blood sugar has raised significatly after taking, celexa, lamictal and adderall. Short term memory loss, reluctant decision making, worry increase, heavy sweating,irritable.

    Reply

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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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