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Help! Just accidentally took the wrong antidepressant

(9 Posts)
riseshine Mon 05-Sep-16 22:00:42

I can't believe what I've just done - I'm on 20mg citalopram daily. My daughter is on 20mg fluoxetine - I give her the daily tablet - I've just made a glass of water to take to bed and got DDs tablet out to give her and I've took the tablet and drank it down ??????!!!!!!! Mustn't have been thinking and just auto pilot took it !

I took my usual tablet this morning

should I expect any effects ?

quicklydecides Mon 05-Sep-16 22:02:05

No you won't notice a thing. Honestly, it's fine, no big deal.

user1467976192 Mon 05-Sep-16 22:03:11

They are both the same class of antidepressants serotonin re uptakers so you are probably OK, I however would ring 111 just to make sure

riseshine Mon 05-Sep-16 22:06:13

I'm not concerned about ringing 111 I'm just panicking that I'll feel unwell - I start a new job tomorrow !

MrTCakes Mon 05-Sep-16 22:09:50

When I started taking fluoxetine it took a few days for any side effects so I think you will be fine tomorrow.

MrTCakes Mon 05-Sep-16 22:10:13

Oh and good luck for your first day.

user1467976192 Mon 05-Sep-16 22:26:55

You shouldn't feel unwell they both work in the same way good luck tomorrow

riseshine Mon 05-Sep-16 22:37:58

Thank you for the reassurance and good luck wishes - I'll try not to panic myself into a reaction!! X

ReallyShouldKnowBetterAtMyAge Mon 05-Sep-16 22:39:24

It will be fine. Get some sleep and good luck for tomorrow

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