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A 25-year-old male asked:

Have ibs and anxiety. was prescribed today triavil 2-10mg, , amitryptline 20mg , with celexa (citalopram) 20 mg. wanted to know if ok to take these together?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Triavil/Elavil/Celex: Triavil contains Amitriptyline & perphenazine. If u use all 3, u r combining 3 antidepressants at same time, 2 of which are the same medication. I would not advise it, instead talk to your prescribing doctor.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Polypharmacy: With these medications, you are essentially receiving 30 mg of amitriptylene (a tricyclic antidepressant) 2 mg of trilafon (perphenazine) (an antipsychotic), as well as 20 mg Celexa (an ssri antidepressant). I would be cautious about sleepiness with them, and possible constipation. I also don't know the extent of your case, and cannot comment on the need for an antipsychotic.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Were these meds all: prescribed together? Triavil is a combination medication of amitriptyline & perphenazine. So I don't understand why Triavil and amitriptyline are being prescribed toether? I would sit down with your physician or your pharmacist to get handle on this.

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