A study published in the Journal of the National Academy of Sciences showed that mixing SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) and NSAID’S caused a very strong antagonistic relationship. NSAID’S are a widely used class of pain relieving drugs which include aspirin and ibuprofen, but not acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Depressive symptoms in people taking Celexa went away 55% of the time, but when they took an anti-inflammatory on a regular basis it fell to 45%
Major depression is estimated to affect 16,5% of adults over their lifetime, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
My advise if you are taking this combination of drugs, talk to your physician before changing anything.
See my book “Prescription Alternatives” for more information.
by Dr. Earl Mindell