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Is Cold and Flu tablet advisable while on Citalopram?

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Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2017
Question: I'm taking citalopram and have a cold. Can I take cold and flu tablets?
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes you can take

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for asking from HCM

Citalopram is a SSRI drug and taking high doses of flu tablets like antihistamines could increase the risk of serotonin syndrome.

But you can take one or two tablets without any worries while on Citalopram. No need to worry, it's safe.

Thanks and Take care

You are welcome to ask follow up doubts.
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Is Cold and Flu tablet advisable while on Citalopram?

Brief Answer: Yes you can take Detailed Answer: Hello thanks for asking from HCM Citalopram is a SSRI drug and taking high doses of flu tablets like antihistamines could increase the risk of serotonin syndrome. But you can take one or two tablets without any worries while on Citalopram. No need to worry, it's safe. Thanks and Take care You are welcome to ask follow up doubts.