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What is a good replacement for Celexa?
This information is right for you if
- Citalopram (Celexa®)
- Escitalopram (Lexapro®)
- Fluoxetine (Prozac®, Prozac Weekly®, Sarafem®)
- Fluvoxamine (Luvox®, Luvox CR®)
- Paroxetine (Paxil®, Paxil CR®, Pexeva®)
- Sertraline (Zoloft®)
Which antidepressant has the least amount of side effects?
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medications generally cause fewer bothersome side effects and are less likely to cause problems at higher therapeutic doses than other types of antidepressants are.
Which is better Prozac or Celexa?
Is Celexa or Prozac more effective? A study compared Celexa and Prozac and found both medications to be well-tolerated. The study concluded that Celexa was as effective as Prozac to treat depression, and patients who took Celexa started to feel better faster than patients who took Prozac.
How can I replace citalopram naturally?
- St. John’s Wort.
- Omega-3 fatty acids. Some types of fatty fish, such as tuna and albacore, contain omega-3 fatty acids.
- Lavender. People anecdotally talk about the benefits of lavender, including its relaxing properties, and how it helps them get a good night’s sleep.
What is the best natural mood stabilizer?
Evidence-based data suggest that light therapy, St John’s wort, Rhodiola rosea, omega-3 fatty acids, yoga, acupuncture, mindfulness therapies, exercise, sleep deprivation, and S-adenosylmethionine are effective in the treatment of mood disorders.
What is the safest antidepressant on the market?
Citalopram and escitalopram have been considered the safest among the SSRIs with respect to potential for liver injury .
Are Celexa and Lexapro similar?
Are Celexa and Lexapro the same? Celexa and Lexapro are both antidepressants in the same class, however, they are not the same. Celexa is a racemic mix of the R-enantiomer and S-enantiomer of citalopram. Lexapro contains only the S-enantiomer, which is the more active isomer responsible for the serotonergic effects.
What is the difference between Celexa and Cymbalta?
Celexa and Cymbalta are not the same type of antidepressant (they do not have the same mechanism of action). Celexa belongs to a drug class called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and Cymbalta belongs to a drug class called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).
Is Celexa considered a narcotic?
Celexa is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and is considered to be a non-addictive antidepressant. Creating a Celexa physical addiction should not happen, but the abusing of the drug often occurs when a person is trying to elevate their mood and get high by taking more than the recommended dosage.
Is Celexa the same as Prozac?
Prozac is a Fluoxetine while Celexa is a Citalopram hydrobromide. Both drugs are used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders and the like. Both drugs are SSRI and affect the serotonin neurotransmitters. Both do similar work though Prozac is a stronger drug than Celexa.
Does Celexa interact with other medications?
Celexa is less likely than some other SSRIs to interact with other medications. SSRIs in general, are better tolerated than many other medicines used in the treatment of depression. Celexa is available as a generic under the name citalopram.
Can I take Tylenol with Celexa?
In brief: Yes. As long as you are not taking more than 3g (3,000mg) of Tylenol (acetaminophen) a day, you should be fine with taking it at the same time as citalopram.