PRECAUTIONS FOR CLEXA BY FDA:
- Abnormal Bleeding
- Information for Patients
- Patients should be cautioned about the concomitant (concurrently; at the same time) use of Celexa and NSAIDs (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, such as aspirin or ibuprofen), aspirin, warfarin, or other drugs that affect coagulation (blood clotting) since combined use of psychotropic drugs that interfere with serotonin reuptake and these agents has been associated with an increased risk of bleeding.
- Drug Interactions
- Drugs That Interfere With Hemostasis (NSAIDs, Aspirin, Warfarin, etc.)
- Geriatric Use
- SSRIs and SNRIs, including Celexa, have been associated with cases of clinically significant hyponatremia in elderly patients, who may be at greater risk for this adverse event (see PRECAUTIONS, Hyponatremia).
In layman terms, when you take Celxa or other psychotropic drugs (mind altering drugs such as anitdepressants, antipsychotics, etc.) you cannot take aspirin, ibuprofen, warfarin or any other non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug or you risk the chance of severe bleeding.
Now you would think that the FDA, our government, someone would have discovered this in the trials. But of course not! The research is usually funded by the very manufacturers of the drugs. Just take a look at the recent Abilify study. Actually the study was named after Abilify’s generic name, Aripiprazole. See study. You will see at the top of the article that the sponsors and collaborators are Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical. I will save this for my next article. It is a story in itself.
What I am trying to stress here is that the FDA is not doing there job. So do not rely on the FDA to give you any decent advice on what medications are okay or not okay to take. Do your own research. The internet is full of people telling their stories and what side effects they experience on these drugs.
See my new article “FDA and Big Pharma (PhRMA) in Bed Together”.