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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Be careful: Needs close watch by Dr! Risk of rare but bad Serotonin Syndrome - confusion, hallucination, seizure, big blood pressure chgs, fast heart rate, fever, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Can help: Yes, adding wellbutrin (bupropion) can help for some with the sexual side effects of prozac.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Buspar (buspirone) would be: better than Xanax (alprazolam). There is a small chance of drug drug interaction but if started on a low dose it should be fine.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Buspirone : You may want to talk to your doc about a psychiatry referral since it sounds like (a)he may be in over their head. Buspirone is an anti-anxiety drug, ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably prozac (fluoxetine): does not make you gain weight as much as zoloft (sertraline). It should not be fatiguing.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Immediately: In fact, Buspar (buspirone) and Prozac can be taken at the same time, so there's no need to wait if you stop one and start the other.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
See below: That depends on your prescribing physician's guidance but both can be taken together.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Prozac/Buspar: No major negative interactions, except some nausea if taken together.
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Same issues: It is NOT true that you cannot take two drugs that act on the serotonin system at the same time, only that you have to be CAREFUL, and that the dose o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
2 weeks: I usually recommend increasing Buspar (buspirone) to the next level in about 2 weeks depending on how well you tolerate it.
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