Anonymous asked this question on 4/13/2000:
I'm being treated for depression with celexa (citalopram). I have been taking augmentin for bronchitis and had also done some over-the-counter sudafed and Afrin for congestion. Also, I have been stealing my daughter's ritalin, grinding it up, and snorting it. Last week I had a few angry outbursts. Could the interaction of these drug have resulted in the anger or does celexa have those side effects alone? I'm on 20 mg.
Seashore42 gave this response on 4/14/2000:
I would suggest that you contact a doctor or your local pharmacist and tell them about each drug that you are taking and ask them what interactions you would get with taking each of these medications mixed together.
I would also suggest that if you are seeing a Psychiatrist, please contact him/her immediately and talk with him/her and let him/her know what is going on in your life right now that is causing you to have these angry outburst. You might be under more stress right now then you normally are.
You also said that you were stealing your daughters Ritalin and snorting it. Why do you think that you did that? Have you ever done this before or is this the first time that you have ever done this?
I don't want to give you any wrong information on the drug interactions and I feel that you might have some really strong issues going on right now that you need to discuss with your therapist or Psychiatrist. Please let me know if I am right or wrong about this, please?
I hope that I have helped you in some way. I feel that you are searching for something but I don't quite know what it is!
My prayers are with you and I will be thinking about you. Please keep in touch and let me know how you are doing because I do care and I feel that you have some real issues going on in your life right now that need to be dealt with.
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Anonymous rated this answer a 5.
Thank you very much. A lot of fine people like yourself have given me similar excellent advice. (Others were quite damning.) I have an appointment with my psychiatrist on Wednesday. You are an angel.