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i'm taking citalopram and stelazine and feeling unwell can

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i'm taking citalopram and stelazine and feeling unwell can these be taken together
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 2 years ago.
Dr.Amita :

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There is a known major interaction between these two drugs though a rare one

Dr.Amita :

Using these two together can cause arrhythmia or irregular heart rhythm

Customer:

i feel a tremor

Dr.Amita :

Risk is greater in people with known cardiac conditions or people having congenital long QT syndrome

Customer:

iratable jittery and anxious could be side effects?

Dr.Amita :

Have you started these medicines recently

Customer:

no i have been on stelazine 10 years plus and citalopram 2 years never felt right

Dr.Amita :

Do you want to say that you have been having these symptoms since last two years

Customer:

yes almost taking a high doseage of each

Dr.Amita :

These can be side effects of individual drugs and stelazine in particular can cause anxiety and irritability

Dr.Amita :

You need to discuss these side effects with your doctor and see if the dosage can be altered or drugs changed in view of side effects

Customer:

thankyou i'm seeing a physciatrist soon

Dr.Amita :

Thanks and best of luck

Customer:

thankyou

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