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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience Psychiatry
Talk with the doctor: There are several newer antipsychotics that are thought to have less weight gain like lurasidone, asenapine, iloperidone and ziprasidone. You may wan ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
See below: Although Pristiq and Trintellix are antidepressants with different modes of action, they both increase levels of serotonin in your system. Side effect ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a fairly new antidepressant -- it's a metabolic product of Effexor (venlafaxine). It can be helpful with various types of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Works well.: Nice snri. Well tolerated by most. Very few drug interaction to be concerned about.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
There are many: There are many alternatives to zoloft, including celexa, prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) lexapro, etc. If zoloft is being used for depression, exercise m ... Read More
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Safer?: Levaquin is a 3rd generation floroquinalone and is used for many conditions. It is generally safe and well tolerated. What is your concern exactly? ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Meds: Without knowing much information, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Remeron work in a similar fashion on serotonin and norepiphrenin, if you are sleeping fine ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Depends on why: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an SSRI and there are countless other meds in this group of drugs that can help. Sometimes what works for one person or at ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Omega oils: Some studies have shown benefit from the use of omega 3 - omega 6 in combination. Behavioral therapy and counseling also are beneficial. Good self e ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience Psychiatry
NOT SURE OF QUESTION: Sorry not sure what the question is. There are many other antidepressants. Venlafaxine effects norepinephrine and serotonin. Cymbalta also effects thi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
48 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Both are antidepressant medications with different mechanisms of action.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Wellbutrin (bupropion): In some, yes, used as zyban, (bupropion) along with smoking sessation program.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
Your choice.: When choosing whether your want generic or brand, it is a choice you can make with your doctor. If you see a difference in efficiency, when informing ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not safe generally: T-htp is the precursor for serotonin in your body. Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Both of them can cause e ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
Oranges and apples: Both antidepressants, Effexor (venlafaxine) and wellbutrin extended release are reliable and safe. But they have different mechanism of action. Differ ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Roughly the same.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
35 years experience Psychiatry
Crosstapering: You have to cross taper if you do not want to risk becoming depressed in the meantime. Usually SSRI and SNRI can produce discontinuation syndrome if s ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
39 years experience General Practice
Maybe: Pristiq is a cogener of effexor...Pristiq is the right rotatory molecule of the racemic mixture known as effexor...Basically, the same medication...Pr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
38 years experience Psychiatry
Augmentation meds.: Good choices to augment an antidepressant like Venlafaxine, would be Wellbutrin, or one of the newer atypical antipsychotics. Rexulti, Abilify, (aripi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Buspar (buspirone): Some options are antihistamines such as vistaril, ssris such as lexapro, snris such as cymbalta, (duloxetine) beta-blockers such as inderal, & other b ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: But under the supervision of your prescibing physician.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
That is best: Discussed with the doctor who's been following you. Strattera may not be as effective as the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has been -- at least for adhd ... Read More
A 94-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A # of options: This is best discussed with the patient's provider. If the depression is atypical, wellbutrin (bupropion) is a good choice. For typical depression or ... Read More
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