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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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience Psychiatry
Low probability: There are the possibility of low probability side effects. With respect to specific interactions, the most prominent thing to remember is that if you ... Read More
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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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Differences: Lexapro is a serotonin specific reuptake inhibitor. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor. While both are antidepress ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Feiner
56 years experience Psychiatry
Very slow withdrawal: Go to Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg q 5 days; then 10 mg every other day for 10days; then stop.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience General Practice
Depends: Each person is biochemically different. One person may have no problem with a drug but another may have a serious side effect. There is a genetic pred ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
42 years experience Neurology
Weight changes: Yes, you should be able to lose weight by lowering the dose of Lexapro and adding Wellbutrin (bupropion). You need to watch your diet and exercise tho ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
27 years experience Psychiatry
2-4 weeks : Even though half life may be different , 40 mg is a high dose and takes longer than usual.
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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.

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