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can you take lexapro and wellbutrin together

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Combo: U are on 3 antidepressants and 2 anxiety meds. Best to review with your prescribing doctor.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
YesThereIsInteractio: Yes taking Tramadol with these two increases the risk of seizures which may occur with either of them
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Antidepressants: It is dangerous to abruptly stop medications. You need to speak to your physician as you can significant side effects.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
I would not prescrib: I would not prescribe the combo, since I am straining trying to think why three antidepressants would be necessary. Risks are serotonin syndrome from ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not really: Trazodone (desyrel) is a tetracyclic antidepressant used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. There is an interaction between Lexapro (escitalo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: It is generally safe to do so. Telling your doctor if you are taking any medications for sleep or that cause drowsiness is important and any other dr ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience Psychiatry
Not recommended: Sertraline oral and Mirtazapine oral both increase affecting serotonin levels in the blood. Too much serotonin is a potentially life-threatening situa ... Read More
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Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Adipex-P + Celexa (citalopram): You should avoid this combo if you can. Ssris such as Celexa (citalopram) may potentiate the pharmacologic response to sympathomimetic drugs such as A ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Some pamprins: Pamprin max and pamperin all day both have drug interactions with lexapro (escitalopram). Pamprin cramp is fine. Pampering max contains Aspirin which ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience Psychiatry
Don't take together: You may not feel very good. You don't need to take both from the point of view of helping with depression, as they work in a very similar way on serot ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, they are: Commonly prescribed together. Best wishes.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Wellbutrin/Concerta: As prescribed, yes.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Effexor (venlafaxine) is taken daily to prevent anxiety, while Xanax can be used on an as-needed basis for breakthrough anxiety symptoms -- the daily ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: They should not interact with each other.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience Psychiatry
No not good idea: Cymbalta contains duloxetine and zoloft contains sertraline, the combination of these two drugs creates what pharmacists describe as a "major drug-dru ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Endep & Lexapro (escitalopram): Endep is Amitriptyline which is a tricyclic antidepressant. As long as endep dose is low & taken at bedtime, while Lexapro (escitalopram) in morning, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes.
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Nally
38 years experience Family Medicine
No: Xenical should be taken with or just before a meal. Prozac (fluoxetine) should usually be taken in the evening just before bed time. There is a sign ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
only: Only if your dr prescribed it this way; the only normal situation to do this is because you are decreasing one and increasing the other (cross taper) ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
You can if prescribe: You can if all three have been prescribed by your doctor Atenolol is a beta blocker and the other two are antidepressants and often prescribed togethe ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Forest
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, if you must...: The three medications work in radically different ways in the nervous system, using different receptor pathways. As always, when using a combination ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Zoloft (sertraline): As prescribed, yes.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes. If you have an anxiety diagnosis (which is suggested by your interest in buspar), be aware that wellbutrin (bupropion) sometimes can aggravate an ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Sertraline and cipralex are both ssri antidepressants and do not need to be taken together. Your chance of developing side effects from too much serot ... Read More
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