A patient prescribed citalopram should be instructed to avoid which of the following?



• Citalopram is an SSRI, which can have many drug interactions.

• The patient should be instructed to avoid any drug that increases CNS depression, such as alcohol.

• Incorrect: Although NSAIDs and aspirin should be avoided due to increased bleeding risk, many OTCs are safe to use when taking SSRIs.

• Incorrect: Insulin and dark leafy greens should not be avoided while on an SSRI.

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