A 40-year-old male asked:
i had a inguinal hernia operation yesterday and was prescribed percocet for pain. i'm also taking zoloft (sertraline). are these safe to take together?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Daniel Bates answered
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There is a potential interaction between the two medications, causing a rare but dangerous condition called serotonin syndrome. There is only one documented case of this in the literature, and the interaction is more conjecture than fact. In practice I have patients who take both regularly and I have never had an incidence of adverse reactions, so it is probably safe.
Answered on May 3, 2015
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