Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

buspar with prozac

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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
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.
1
1 thank
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
1
1 thank
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: They can be taken together, but usually aren't, since Remeron and Zoloft (sertraline) are both antidepressants. Remeron can sometimes be added to hel ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Common: You should be in psychotherapy and discuss with your psychotherapists other ways to decrease your anxiety. However, combining clonopin and Cymbalta (d ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
No.: Buspar (buspirone) and Klonopin are from two different classes of drugs. Buspar (buspirone) is not a benzodiazepine and does not cause tolerance or wi ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Irwin
25 years experience in Psychiatry
yes: Generally there are no major drug to drug interactions by taking both.
1
1 thank
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Lexapro (escitalopram) requires a prescription.
3
3 thanks
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Drug interaction: Concurrent use of BuSpar (buspirone) & Brintellix (vortioxetine) could increase risk for serotonin syndrome.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizer ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: It acts in a similar way & is also a ssri.
1
1 thank
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Safe: And may be very effective.
1
1 thank
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Too many medications: Nope. Only because you are on too many medications at once. This level of medications cannot possibly be safe in any circumstance. There is no scien ... Read More
3
3 comments
3
3 thanks
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Different choices: Risperdal (risperidone) and Remeron (mirtazapine) (mirtazepine) are very different, like comparing apples and oranges. Either could be used with Lexa ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Celexa (citalopram): Among other ssris as well as snris, yes it does.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine) combo: Not best combo since crack adds to the agitation and irritability and can interfere with Prozac (fluoxetine) action. Add to that the legal ramificatio ... Read More
1
1 comment
4
4 thanks
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aron Tendler
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Not Necessarily: Some people respond to lexapro, (escitalopram) some to prozac. They are both equally effective for anxiety at high doses.
2
2 thanks
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: No problem other than potentially drowsiness.
2
2 thanks
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
13 years experience in Psychiatry
Not directly...: Fluoxetine does not directly help manage the symptoms of adhd. However, if one is depressed or overly anxious, the ssri may indirectly treat the under ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible: These medications can be prescribed and taken together.
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Wetzel
Specializes in Psychiatry
Common Combination: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is often added to other antidepressants (and vice versa) because it has unique properties--it's in a class by itself. Be sure t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
37 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends....: Sometimes two antidepressants may be used at the same time in some cases but the choice of which ones depends on the condition and symptoms being targ ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience in Psychiatry
YES!!!: Yes this is a very potent combination and excellent synergy. Cymbalta (duloxetine) helps with serotonin and norepinephrine and wellbutrin helps with D ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

People also searched for:

Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
Unlimited visits
$10/month