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A 32-year-old male asked:

i'm currently on viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). is it ok to take the occasional excedrin or advil? tylenol doesn't really help my headaches.

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Dr. Dia Arpon
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Occasional ok: Occasional Motrin is ok. However ssris affect platelet aggregation which can lead to easy bruising. Take Motrin with food or milk to avoid developing a gastric ulcer. If you are having migraines often consider Topamax (topiramate) or elavil for prevention.

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