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prozac the best choice wiith buspar

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Dr. Karen Shackelford
25 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Get a second opinion: Your drug regimen does not include a mood stabilizer, which is essential in treatment of true bipolar disease. There is no good reason to be on two si ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends on you: every patient is different and will respond better to certain medications while others may not respond well to a particular drug. Best to talk to you ... Read More
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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 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Antidepressants: I understand your need to have a medication for depression which is effective. All 4 Medications are in the class of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhi ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
They both can: Work well either alone or in combination. For more severe anxiety - i would select ssri over buspar (buspirone). But i think Buspar (buspirone) is a g ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Essentially yes: They both work. Lexapro may have less associated side effects but stronger serotonin effects (so more serotonin side effects can be seen with lexapro) ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
It is a reasonable: alternative if you can tolerate both together. Inquire with your mental health professional.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
It can be: All the ssri antidepressants, including prozac, (fluoxetine) may be helpful in ocd. Work on this with your doctor; dose is adjusted according to resp ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Archibald
36 years experience in Psychiatry
It is good, sort of.: It depends. There is no absolutes in medicine. However, it is not unusual to combine antidepressants if the initial does not work. Prozac and wellbutr ... Read More
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A 94-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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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Dr. Ian Cook
Dr. Ian Cook answered
33 years experience in Psychiatry
ESC has FDA approval: Both Mirtazapine (Zispin, Remeron) and escitalopram (Lexapro) have US FDA approval in major depression; escitalopram additionally has generalized anxi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Di lullo
20 years experience in Psychiatry
Ssri or tca for ocd: Generally ssri's are the Rx of choice for OCD. The so-called "gold standard" is a tricyclic antidepressant called clomipramine (brand 'Anafranil') whi ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience in Psychiatry
No generral best: The issue is which one works for you individually. If Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not working consider increasing tthe dose. if that doesn't work consid ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No.: Brintellix is a new antidepressant which prevents the reupatake of Serotonin like the SSRIs however its exact mechanism of work is still unknown. It w ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience in Psychiatry
TITRATE: If someone is depressed enough to need an antidepressant the usual is to stay on it for a year to 1 1/2 years on the dose that works. Then - if depre ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
There is no one best: Dose. Each person is different. Usually start with a sub-therapeutic dose of 25mg per day (to help the brain get used to it). Then titrate upwards. Mo ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
And the rest?: The biggest risk is Buspar (buspirone) and Sertraline for Serotonin Syndrome. The others all have at least a warning to watch for effects of dizziness ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Alternative: These meds. have the possibility of interacting with each other (although this can be minimized by starting with a low dose). That said, there are sa ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Caution: Imipramine + buspirone may interact to increase risk for serotonin syndrome. Be sure you are closely supervised by prescribing doctor while taking the ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Brenner
23 years experience in Psychiatry
Remeron (mirtazapine) can help: There are some studies in which adding Remeron has alleviated sexual side effects. It doesn't work for everyone. Remeron can also provide synergisti ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Hi-dose SSRI, CBT: On the medication side, ssri antidepressants such as zoloft (sertraline) are the most used, often at doses higher than typically prescribed for depres ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Clomipramine: One of the best medications for OCD is called clomipramine, aka anafranil. It is in the class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. While i ... Read More

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