A 36-year-old member asked:
Could paxil (paroxetine) and zoloft be taken together?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Why?: I'm wondering why you'd want to take 2 drugs in the same class? Depending on the doses of each, it could result in serotonin syndrome. I recommend against this.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Yes: Yes, it is possible to take both of them together. However, the overall dose of each should be lowered since they will raise each others blood levels. Also, there remains a rare risk of serotonin syndrome and an increased incidence of difficulty reaching orgasm.
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Paxil/Zoloft: Not advised, since both belong to same group of Antidepressants (SSRIs).
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Can you take Paxil (paroxetine) and Zoloft together?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 43 years experience
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 serotonin.Taking them together could cause unpleasant symptoms of jitteriness and anxiety called "serotonin syndrome".
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