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Can I take 20 mg of Citalopram with 10 mg of Amitriptyline?


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Answered by

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At August 18, 2019
Reviewed AtAugust 19, 2019

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I currently am taking 20 mg of Citalopram (which I take in the morning, used for my anxiety) but recently my doctor prescribed me 10 mg of Amitriptyline (which I have not taken yet and it is used for sleeping). Anyways, what I wanted to ask was is it okay to take the 20 mg of Citalopram and 10 mg of Amitriptyline? Because whenever I read about it, it said not to take those prescriptions together.

Answered by Dr. Aneel Kumar


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Yes, you are right in this regard but clinically it is proven to give if patient's symptoms are resistant on medication but there are few options to try before prescribing this, and for sleep to prescribe Noncrystalline is not suitable decision, rather you can have Mirtazepine low dose which is suitable combination with any SSRI and has no drug interaction which you can search even, and you may need counseling to help to deal with your problems.

Treatment plan

Remeron (Mirtazapine) 15 mg half tablet in the night.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Aneel Kumar
Dr. Aneel Kumar


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