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A 27-year-old male asked:

I am on 20 mg cipralex and my doc added 15 mg remeron (mirtazapine). is it ok to take these together? i'm a bit unsure as they both reuptake seratonin .

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Excellent question: You are right that these two medications have serotonin reuptake inhibition properties.. Are you also on Cymbalta (duloxetine)? Cymbalta can do the same. If the prescribing doctor isn't a psychiatrist, he or she might not be aware of these drug interactions. Your doctor needs to at least explain the risks/benefits of this 3 drug combo, as well as the early signs of serotonin syndrome.

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