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A 38-year-old female asked:

Take 150mg of zoloft,30mg of buspar (buspirone) pid.have access to.05mg ativan&1mg klonopin prn.for high anxiety days or help sleep.use zzzquil instead for sleep?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Medications interact: Zzzquil is Diphenhydramine 50 mg, an antihistamine. In combo with Zoloft, BusPar (buspirone), (buspirone) Ativan and/or Klonopin it may increase dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating. Zoloft and BusPar (buspirone) increase serotonin and rarely may cause serious serotonin syndrome in which case seek immediate medical attention. Sleep hygiene is best for sleep with meds as necessary, Work with prescriber, Best regards.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
This is very good advice. Don't let the meds be your focus. Talking, understanding, gaining life skills, getting help with situations, learning sleep hygiene. Best wishes.
Jan 2, 2016
Last updated Feb 18, 2017


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