Citalopram vs Xanax

Citalopram
(Rx)
Xanax
(Rx)
Citalopram is an antidepressant medication.
Xanax is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.2
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
October 16, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
142,585 Discussions
613,932 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 Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Seizures
#9 for Dizziness
#10 for Panic Disorder
#11 for GAD
Xanax is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cit
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Nausea
7
Dizziness
6
Numbness
2
Suicidal behavior
2
Drowsiness
2
Palpitations
2
Suicidal Thoughts
2
Dry Mouth
2
Paranoia
2
Xan
Weakness
2
Weight Gain
2
Euphoria
2
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Impotence
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Citalopram
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Cit
Xan
9
0
Nausea
Cit
Xan
7
0
Dizziness
Cit
Xan
6
0
Numbness
Cit
Xan
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Cit
Xan
2
0
Drowsiness
Cit
Xan
2
0
Palpitations
Cit
Xan
2
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Cit
Xan
2
0
Dry Mouth
Cit
Xan
2
1
Paranoia
Cit
Xan
2
0
Weakness
Xan
Cit
2
0
Weight Gain
Xan
Cit
2
0
Euphoria
Xan
Cit
2
0
Weight Loss
Xan
Cit
1
0
Hallucinations
Xan
Cit
1
0
Dry Mouth
Xan
Cit
1
2
Blisters
Xan
Cit
1
0
Impotence
Xan
Cit
1
0
Brain Damage
Xan
Cit
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Xan
Cit
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA)
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C Category C
Before taking Citalopram during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Not Available
Alchohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Citalopram and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Citalopram Hydrobromide
Alprazolam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Citalopram and Xanax: 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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