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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 1,602 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Celexa (latest outcomes from 30,648 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is used in depression.

Lamictal xr (latest outcomes from 410 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is used in epilepsy.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 1,602 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)
20.00%
(5 of 25 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)
36.36%
(12 of 33 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
PyrexiaRashRashThyroiditisNauseaConvulsionHallucination, VisualSomnolence
VomitingAstheniaHypotensionMalaiseDiabetes MellitusDrug IneffectiveCondition AggravatedRash
Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsFacial ParesisWeight DecreasedDrug ToxicityWeight DecreasedPancytopeniaPsychotic DisorderDizziness
SomnolenceMyopathyTachycardiaEncephalitisShort-term Memory LossVomitingHypertrichosisVomiting
Platelet Count DecreasedBlood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationDeformityDry MouthNauseaAcanthosis NigricansTremor
Haemoglobin DecreasedStevens-johnson SyndromeSocial Avoidant BehaviourTendernessWeight GainGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationMuscle AchesPyrexia
Rash GeneralisedHeadacheHallucination, AuditoryAngioedemaRestlessnessIntentional OverdoseDry MouthHeadache
RashPyrexiaMental ImpairmentUrticariaDizzinessMemory ImpairmentSinus HeadacheNausea
Rash ErythematousFallAntipsychotic Drug Level IncreasedCondition AggravatedBlood PressureSleep DisorderConstipationFall
Neutropenic SepsisFatigueCachexiaStressAnxietyNervousnessShort-term Memory LossDepression

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Celexa is effective30.77%
(44 of 143 people)
39.53%
(17 of 43 people)
Lamictal Xr is effective51.35%
(76 of 148 people)
50.00%
(23 of 46 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
RashVomiting
DizzinessDiabetes Mellitus
HeadacheSomnolence
SomnolenceDepression
TremorConvulsion
VomitingNausea
FallPyrexia
PyrexiaCompleted Suicide
NauseaRash
ConvulsionTachycardia

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)
27.27%
(6 of 22 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)
27.59%
(8 of 29 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 StateDizziness
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedRash PapularLymphadenopathyDizzinessCardiac ArrestActivated Partial Thromboplastin Time ProlongedDepressionDyspnoea
EcchymosisConvulsionElectrocardiogram Qt ProlongedMalaiseNauseaFallAnxiety
ConvulsionStevens-johnson SyndromeElectrocardiogram Qrs Complex ProlongedHypotensionDrug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsAnxietyPyrexia
DisinhibitionWeight IncreasedDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessDizzinessHeadacheHyperammonaemiaHaemoglobin Decreased
Abnormal BehaviourEscherichia InfectionMultiple Drug Overdose IntentionalEncephalitisDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusPlatelet Count Decreased
Suicidal IdeationNystagmusVomitingCompleted SuicideSomnolenceSomnolence
Nephrotic SyndromeMetabolic AcidosisGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationOverdoseCardiac ArrestNeutropenic Sepsis

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • My son began having autistic tantrums at school & would pound his head on the floor; neurologist prescribed Celexa to stop self-injurious behavior. After 2 years,doctor changed prescription to Lexapro. Experienced pain in feet/lower legs upon standing/walking more than 1 hour. Age 11 (2006), nerve disfunction began (said his feet felt "sparkly"). I noticed left leg bowing out at knee when he walked down stairs. Began severe muscle spasms when laid down to go to sleep. The spasms/nerve pain became severe & increased difficulty falling/staying asleep. Spasms continued through 1st 1-2 hours of sleep; spasms drew his leg/legs up like a frog. Slept through spasms; they occurred every night & followed a full-body "jerk". Spasms always occurred on the left, & right leg would draw up into a frogleg position. Doctor added Seroquel for severe insomnia. Podiatrist diagnosed shortened achiles tendons in feet/ankles. 6 months after the spasms began, left foot began to change & severe episodes of memory loss occurred(he did not where he was, who he was or who his teachers, classmates, or I were). Would scream & hit his head with his fists. Doctor suspected ALD; tests were negative. W/in 4 months (age 12), left foot deformed into clubfoot/calf smaller. Diagnosed w/spasticity, dystonia, cerebral palsy. Since achiles tendon/club foot developed, can't stand/walk more than 20-30 minutes without foot/leg pain. Doctors suspect neuromuscular disorder but have not diagnosed specific type. 2008-2009, had botox injections in calves but treatment stopped working. Had 2 foot surgeries in 2009 to reposition left foot & release achiles tendon. Left foot much shorter, wider & thicker than right. Developed dystonia/spasticity in forearms/hands 2008. Taking Tizanidine and Mirapex for help control/lesson the spasming & nerve disfunction since 2008. Weaned off Seroquel & Lexapro (2011/2012), because Seroquel made drowsy/caused Acanthosis nigricans; Lexapro made confused.

    Reply

    jennifer on Jul, 27, 2014:

    Female 39, have had 2.5 years enlarged groin muscle serve pain in trochanter area, priformus, more recently now also have cervical dystonia, 9 Weeks now. One of my scans of hips said nail patella syndrom can you tell me more about that, what or means for you, or where to get info.

    Thanks

    Reply

    Christi on Oct, 11, 2012:

    How do his thumb nails look? Are they absent or split, or have a triangular lunulae? If yes to any of these questions, please research a genetic disease called Nail Patella Syndrome. Myself and 3 of my 4 children have it. Good luck!

    Reply

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  • 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

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I feel better than when off the medications but am worries about how much I am taking and drug interactions. I am also concerned about the long term use of all the medications on my body. I also drink alcohol regularly and hope worry about this as well.

    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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