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Effects on Tolerance
Citalopram (Celexa) & Alcohol
by QQG
Citation:   QQG. "Effects on Tolerance: An Experience with Citalopram (Celexa) & Alcohol (exp82506)". Erowid.org. Dec 2, 2009. erowid.org/exp/82506

 
DOSE:
20 mg oral Pharms - Citalopram (daily)
  3 glasses oral Alcohol - Beer/Wine (liquid)


This is something I noticed more than an actual experience.

I was recently put on Celexa for anxiety. Despite the new medication, I wasn't really worried about continuing to smoke marijuana, drink alcohol, or use any other drug. I've always had a pretty average tolerance for alcohol. I'm not a lightweight, but I don't drink so often that I need a ton of booze either.

But after my body adjusted to the Celexa (this was only after being on it for a week), I noticed my alcohol tolerance go waaaay down. I had a great buzz on just 3 Mike's Hard Lemonades (5% alc/volume). It probably wouldn't have taken many more before I was really drunk.

Some might see this as a bad thing, but who wouldn't wanna get drunk faster if they could?

Exp Year: 2009ExpID: 82506
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: 17 
Published: Dec 2, 2009Views: 18,152
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