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A 23-year-old female asked:

Could i take xanax (alprazolam) and ritalin? have anxiety/depression/add w/o hyperactivity and the ritalin makes me somewhat irritable. also take prozac 40mg.

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 39 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam) and ritalin: have no interaction but prozac (fluoxetine) reacts with both.
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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 58 years experience
You need good plan: It is possible to take all three medications safely. You want to be sure that you are under the care of a doctor who discusses the reasons that you are taking them, the game plan ( treatment plan ) , possible side effects as well as the advantage of additional mental health therapy.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Short-acting Ritalin (methylphenidate): works 20-60 min. after a dose, peaks at 1-2 hours & wears off in 3-4 hours. Irritability & anxiety are either side effects or rebound effects as dose wears off. Multiple daily doses must be taken 30 minutes before the prior dose wears off. Long- acting stimulants or non-stimulants that last 24/7 after 4-6 wks. are preferable, even for ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type. Talk to your psychiatrist.
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Last updated Apr 13, 2017

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