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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Irwin
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Tolerating?: Everyone has a different tolerance to medications. Both of the above can be very sedating. For those with a high tolerance sedation is not an issue. ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hindi Mermelstein
36 years experience in Geriatric Psychiatry
Caution -sedation: The more medications the greater the concern about drug-drug interactions :how your body "treats" the medicine;how one drug affects the effectiveness ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) can cause increased appetite in some.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience in Neurology
Not if---: Not if taken appropriate and as advised by your physician.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Both: Both of these medications are antianxiety medications. Which will be most effective for an individual depends on many factors. Consult your doctor a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Both of these medications are effective antidepressants. Which might be best for an individual depends on many different factors. Consult your docto ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
No. : You might get in the habit of taking it and find it emotionally useful or find that it improves your sleep, but addictive it is not.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes, some major: The major alerts are for the risk of serotonin syndrome. Several other concerns exist between these drugs and include increased risks for the common s ... Read More
A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Typically few: These are medications that can be used in combination to treat depressive symptoms. The most common adverse interactions can be fatigue and weight gai ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Diazepam: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can cause anger issues by triggering mania or hypomania. Diazepam can cause anger issues by its disinhibiting properties in t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: It is a safe combination. I can think of a number of clinical scenarios where this would be very appropriate and I have quite a few patients on this ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience in Psychiatry
They differ: Klonopin (clonazepam) is longer acting but takes just slightly longer to start working. Ativan works quicker but clears from your system quicker then ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Benzodiazepines: The medications that you have listed are benzodiazepines and used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, seizures, and are sedatives. These medications va ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Barnett
17 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Not great combo: Concomitant administration of clonazepam (Klonopin) and carbamazepine (Tegretol) resulted in a 22% increase in clonazepam clearance and a 20.5% decrea ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Isn't black & white: Some people may have more akathisia w abilify (aripiprazole). Some people may have more weight gain, ^ lipids with risperdal. The specific side effec ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Whatever works: Either drug may be effective. Both are benzodiazepines. Both have strongly addictive profiles. Both are respiratory depressants and mood depressants. ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Loretta Obi
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes.: Hi. Yes, all Benzodiazepam are addictive.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
37 years experience in Psychiatry
No: The safety of any medication depends on its use or misuse. When taken as prescribed, for the treatment of a condition for which the medication is in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
15 years experience in Psychiatry
No -an antipsychotic: Seroquel, or quetiapine, is a second generation antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and bipolar disorder. It has ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gould
26 years experience in Neurology
Confusion: Mental status changes can take place. Be sure to generate a list of all meds and herbals and street drugs to distribute to all of your physicians to m ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Neither: Amitriptyline is an antidepressant. Ativan (lorazepam) is an antianxiety medication. The have two different mechanisms of action and two different e ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience in 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience in Psychiatry
No specific med: There is no specific medication approved to treat borderline personality disorder and there is no specific medication that is considered better than o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Seroquel (quetiapine) XR: The xr in seroquel (quetiapine) xr means extended release. This causes the medication to be released in smaller amounts throughout a prolonged period. ... Read More

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