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Gadsden, AL
A 37-year-old female asked:

What can i take for a cold while on effexor (venlafaxine) and paxil? i see information about some medicines causing serotonin syndrome when taken with ssris.

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Avoid some mixtures: OTC cold remedies that contain dextromethorphan are ones to avoid due to the serotonin syndrome threat. There are many you can choose and your pharmacist can guide you. I hope you feel better real soon!
Last updated May 30, 2016


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