Citalopram vs Seroquel for Bipolar Disorder

Citalopram
(Rx)
Seroquel
(Rx)
Citalopram is an antidepressant medication.
Seroquel is a psychosis medication and a bipolar medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
2.1
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
3.5
Concern level
2.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
September 26, 1997
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
143,075 Discussions
218,716 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
#2 for Anxiety
#4 for Psychosis
#5 for Sedation
#7 for Mania
#8 for Restlessness
#10 for Sleep Disorders
#11 for Schizophrenia
#12 for Paranoia
#13 for OCD
#14 for Panic Attacks
#15 for PTSD
#16 for Panic
Seroquel is prescribed for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis and Mania and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Sedation, Withdrawal Symptoms and Restlessness, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cit
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Nausea
4
Dizziness
3
Suicidal behavior
1
Numbness
1
Drowsiness
1
Palpitations
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Dry Mouth
1
Paranoia
1
Ser
Weight Gain
10
Tiredness
5
Weight Loss
2
Diabetes
2
Headaches
1
Hangover
1
Seizures
1
Nightmares
1
RLS
1
Exhaustion
1
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Nausea
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Dizziness
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3
0
Suicidal behavior
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1
0
Numbness
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1
0
Drowsiness
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1
0
Palpitations
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1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
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1
0
Dry Mouth
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1
0
Paranoia
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1
0
Weight Gain
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10
0
Tiredness
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5
0
Weight Loss
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2
0
Diabetes
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2
0
Headaches
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1
0
Hangover
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Cit
1
0
Seizures
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Cit
1
0
Nightmares
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1
0
RLS
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Cit
1
0
Exhaustion
Ser
Cit
1
0
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 Seroquel 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 Seroquel 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: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
Ingredients
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Citalopram Hydrobromide
Quetiapine Fumarate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Citalopram and Seroquel: Severe Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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