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lillylop Fri 14-Nov-14 19:02:26

Been on citalopram for nearly 2 weeks and just started to feel better. Not touched alcohol for over a month but really miss the odd glass of wine. Anyone have the odd drink on these kind of meds or is it a total no no

massagegirl Fri 14-Nov-14 19:04:42

Would like to know too! Am also two weeks into citalopram.

sunflower49 Fri 14-Nov-14 19:04:59

I think It's okay. I used to take Citalapram and it worked, and I had more than the odd glass of wine on several occasions.

If you're not drinking a lot, I think it will be fine,but as with anything, be cautious, if you feel different in a bad way, or not quite right in any way, leave off before you've sought medical advice.

sunflower49 Fri 14-Nov-14 19:05:37

Everybody is different, too so one person's account may be quite different to the rest with head meds.

Tallypet Fri 14-Nov-14 19:08:51

I drank on Citalopram and was fine. I think they only recommend you don't drink because Cit is an upper (SSRI) and alcohol is a downer. Many women I know - who've been on ADs for years still drink normally (note: not excessively).

sunflower49 Fri 14-Nov-14 19:16:28

They put 'avoid alcohol' on many medications but I think that medical professionals will over emphasise the point , if you really really CAN'T drink on a medication at all, not just 'Best if you avoid drinking on these', more like 'You absolutely cannot have a drink on these, at all, is that going to be okay?' Sort of thing.

I had some meds once where the latter was emphasised-I wish I had have asked why/what would happen!

fluffydressinggown Fri 14-Nov-14 20:01:34

I drink as normal on anti-depressants (which have included citalopram). It has been fine for me and I have never been advised not to drink at all (like you are with metronidazole for example).

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