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A 40-year-old male asked:

A doctor recently prescribed me a steroid for what is probably the common cold. could this likely interact with my psychiatric medications? should i even take it? my pre-existing diagnosis is bipolar 2 and i take 15 mg abilify and 20 mg valium daily.

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Check pharmacy : Please review all of your medications with your pharmacist. They have up to date information regarding possible interactions. Steroids are not typically used w mild cough and colds. Review the need for the oral steroid with your physician.

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Last updated Dec 21, 2019

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