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which anti depressant medications would be best for a patient with multiple sclerosis? would percocet be a safe medications to take?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Large choice: Any effective antidepressant would be fine, and Percocet can be used if needed. However, in this age of effective meds, be aware that if a patient is to start Gilenya, (fingolimod) an excellent drug of choice, some SSNRI's and SSRI's should be placed on hold for about 2-3 days prior to first dose initiation (especially Celexa or citalopram)
Answered on May 20, 2016
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Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Many choices x perco: Many antidepressants may be helpful for a person with multiple sclerosis. Sometimes they are used for symptoms of depression, sometimes they are used for pain symptoms. Percocet is an opioid pain medicine - it is short-acting, and it is not normally helpful for depression or for people with MS. It is quite helpful for someone with a broken leg or root canal.
Answered on May 20, 2016
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