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my doctor, prescribed me citalopram 20mg 3yrs ago iam still taking them. however i recently returned to my doctors with chest pains an muscle pain in my neck an shoulders, she prescribed me with propranolol. my doctor said i was suffering from stress through my job. will citalopram and propranolol do any damage to me later on in life, and are they addictive.

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replied June 3rd, 2010
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The continuation of Propranolol will depend upon how you are doing with the chest pains and the muscle pains. Once your pains are reduced or are no longer there you may taper off Propranolol with your doctor's advice.

Both these drugs are quite effectively used for anxiety and panic states. But you should discuss the issue of citalopram-propranolol interaction with your physician. Citalopram will increase the effects of propranolol. Keeping the doses of propranolol to the minimum effective range is advised.

Citalopram and Propranolol are not known for addiction potential. However, you may experience discontinuation syndrome if you stop citalopram abruptly.


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