A 29-year-old female asked:
i take paxil (paroxetine) and clonazepam and i have cold/flu i need medicine but the only thing recommended is mucinex dm which never worked for me! is there anything else i can take that is safe less side effects?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Gaffney answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Try topicals: The only interaction between OTC cold medicines and paroxetine is the increased risk for serotonin syndrome (rare). If you have a history of this syndrome or any others - I'd call your doctor. In the meantime - I'd suggest an intranasal spray (Nasacort) and Chloraseptic Max throat drops to treat the symptoms. DayQuil should be ok - but check with your doctor since they know your history. G'luck!
Answered on Jan 26, 2015
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