Help. I don't understand these medication interactions.
February 20, 2014 5:41 AM Subscribe
I need help understanding (in layman's terms) a certain drug interaction.
Could someone just explain what this actually means
in regards to the interaction? I'm now scared to take both of these... but I need both right now.
posted by KogeLiz to Health & Fitness (9 answers total)
I recently had an EGD and the results were that I had gastritis and a hiatal hernia. This has sent me into panic because I have emetophobia, panic attacks and health anxiety. I was prescribed 40mg Nexium until they get the biopsy results back to see if I'll require antibiotics as well.
I checked for interactions with my Celexa and Xanax and there is an interaction between the Nexium and Celexa regarding irregular heartbeat, dizziness, etc (all of which I have with my panic attacks and anxiety anyway.) I asked my pharmicist about this (she didn't think so, but looked it up while I was there) and she said as long as I stay at 20mg Celexa, there shouldn't be a problem but couldn't guarantee it. I'm wondering if I need to ask my pdoc to lower my Celexa to 10mg?
I'm currently a mess right now (haven't been eating) and probably should just do what the pharmacist says, but I'd at least like to understand. (I am currently in therapy x 2).