Celexa vs Lamictal for Bipolar Disorder

Celexa
(Rx)
Lamictal
(Rx)
Celexa is an antidepressant medication.
Lamictal is a bipolar medication and an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
2.4
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
4.1
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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July 17, 1998
December 27, 1994
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
162,163 Discussions
205,661 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#5 for OCD
#6 for Panic
#7 for GAD
#9 for Mood Swings
Celexa is prescribed for Depression and Anxiety and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Panic Attacks, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#3 for Seizures
#4 for Epilepsy
#5 for Headaches
#6 for Migraines
#7 for OCD
Lamictal is prescribed for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Seizures and Epilepsy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cel
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Nausea
5
Dizziness
4
Sexual Dysfunction
3
Drowsiness
2
Numbness
2
Suicidal behavior
2
Decreased Libido
2
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Palpitations
1
Lam
Rash
10
Weight Gain
9
Insomnia
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Irritability
4
Weight Loss
3
Dizziness
2
Nausea
2
Allergy
2
Suicidal behavior
2
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Celexa
Cel
Lamictal
Lam
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cel
Lam
10
4
Nausea
Cel
Lam
5
2
Dizziness
Cel
Lam
4
2
Sexual Dysfunction
Cel
Lam
3
0
Drowsiness
Cel
Lam
2
0
Numbness
Cel
Lam
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Cel
Lam
2
2
Decreased Libido
Cel
Lam
2
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Cel
Lam
1
0
Palpitations
Cel
Lam
1
0
Rash
Lam
Cel
10
0
Weight Gain
Lam
Cel
9
0
Insomnia
Lam
Cel
6
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lam
Cel
4
10
Irritability
Lam
Cel
4
0
Weight Loss
Lam
Cel
3
0
Dizziness
Lam
Cel
2
4
Nausea
Lam
Cel
2
5
Allergy
Lam
Cel
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Lam
Cel
2
2
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Celexa during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Lamictal during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Celexa and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Lamictal and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
Solution: 10 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Citalopram Hydrobromide
Lamotrigine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Celexa and Lamictal: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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