Citalopram vs Lamictal for Anxiety

Citalopram
(Rx)
Lamictal
(Rx)
Citalopram is an antidepressant medication.
Lamictal is a bipolar medication and an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.2
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.4
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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Not Available
December 27, 1994
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
142,588 Discussions
205,548 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Panic
#5 for OCD
#7 for GAD
#8 for PND
#9 for Mood Swings
Citalopram is prescribed for Anxiety and Depression 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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Cit
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Nausea
6
Dizziness
5
Numbness
2
Suicidal behavior
2
Drowsiness
2
Palpitations
2
Suicidal Thoughts
2
Dry Mouth
2
Paranoia
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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Citalopram
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Lam
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cit
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4
Nausea
Cit
Lam
6
2
Dizziness
Cit
Lam
5
2
Numbness
Cit
Lam
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Cit
Lam
2
2
Drowsiness
Cit
Lam
2
0
Palpitations
Cit
Lam
2
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Cit
Lam
2
0
Dry Mouth
Cit
Lam
2
0
Paranoia
Cit
Lam
1
0
Rash
Lam
Cit
10
0
Weight Gain
Lam
Cit
9
0
Insomnia
Lam
Cit
6
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lam
Cit
4
8
Irritability
Lam
Cit
4
0
Weight Loss
Lam
Cit
3
0
Dizziness
Lam
Cit
2
5
Nausea
Lam
Cit
2
6
Allergy
Lam
Cit
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Lam
Cit
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 Citalopram 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 Citalopram 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 Citalopram 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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