Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Citalopram and alcohol

  1. #1

    Citalopram and alcohol

    I have been on citalopram a long time and ive drunk before and never had any proble while drinking alcohol. Only recently something i read Must of stuck in my mind which is drinking alcohol raises the level of seretonin in the brain and now im anxious that its goin to cause seretonin syndrome if i have a drink. Is this true? Never had an issue in the past

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2014

    Re: Citalopram and alcohol

    I would go with the interactions warnings. They are Moderate whereas Serotonin Syndrome usually appears as Major.

    Alcohol does cause spikes in Serotonin hence why we drink more & more. And that probably contributes to the aftermath as the brain is trying to rebalance itself.

    The brain regulates it's Serotonin levels. The issue with meds is not only increased production but also prevention of re-uptake and allowing more receptors to become saturated.

    Often meds are combined, or switched which causes an overlap, which comes with Major interaction warnings but doctors do it every day and how frequent is Serotonin Syndrome? Also SS can be mild, it's not always what the horror stories out there say.
    For free Mindfulness resources, please see this thread I have created to compile many sources together

  3. #3

    Re: Citalopram and alcohol

    Thanx terry well explained

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2013

    Re: Citalopram and alcohol

    I really lowered my intake of alcohol when I started citalopram, and continued to do so throughout. However to my knowledge there aren't too many risks consuming them together- the alcohol should really be the thing that comes with the warning sheet, not the medication imo!
    comparison is the thief of joy

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Alcohol and Citalopram??
    By amanuel in forum Citalopram / Celexa
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-07-15, 08:31
  2. alcohol and citalopram
    By islandtimer in forum Citalopram / Celexa
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-10-13, 17:07
  3. Citalopram and alcohol
    By Ecosse in forum Citalopram / Celexa
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-08-12, 21:48
  4. Citalopram and Alcohol
    By Wnt2bnrmlagain in forum Citalopram / Celexa
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-05-11, 14:54
  5. Alcohol and citalopram
    By StressedEric in forum Citalopram / Celexa
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-07-10, 14:21

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts