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A 23-year-old male asked:

i currently take sertraline and lamictal but have very bad heartburn. is it safe to take prilosec with these medications?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
It is safe to take: Sertraline, Lamictal and Prilosec together at prescribed doses. Sertraline with Lamotrigine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating. Nonmed measures for heartburn include diet change to avoid triggers, elevate the head of your bed, avoid lying down after meal at least 3 hours , avoid smoking and tight clothes. Best regards for relief.

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