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You are correct from your own research that there is a possible interaction effect when combining the Celexa and Prilosec. These can include increasing the blood levels of the Celexa and causing an irregular heart rhythm, but since you have not noticed any heart issues at this time and you do not have a history of heart problems, then that interaction effect is low for you
Also concerning the "too much Celexa" in your system would also be a low risk concerning that you are taking 20mg. I would be more concerned at the QT prolongation if you were taking a higher dose of the Celexa at 40mg when combined with the Prilosec
And also you Prilosec dosage is only moderate at 20mg as it can be higher for some certain cases, so if this was at a higher dose as well than your increase of these interaction effects would be higher.
In your practice have you seen many people on both of these drugs?
So your research was correct about the interaction effects, but the benefits of these medications outweigh the risks.
I have seen many patients with ulcers being prescribed similar antidepressants (this isuse is not limited to just Celexa) and the Prilosec with no issues. If you are concerned though you can ask for regular blood tests to test the level of the Celexa in your system
Thanks for your help.
In addition, if you want, you could switch to Zoloft or Effexor as these are good antidepressant medications without this interaction effect with the Prilosec
There are many antidepressants to choose from without this interaction effect and it can give you some peace of mind as well
Here are links showing that there are no interaction effects with the Effexor and Zoloft
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