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Alcohol And Antidepressant Effects
Not a great combo: As a rough rule of thumb, Effexor (venlafaxine) will double the effects of alcohol, and alcohol will double the side effects of effexor (venlafaxine). So the best recommendation is skip the alcohol. At the very least, keep this formula in mind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?
Alcohol & Depression: Alcohol in any form -- including beer and tequila -- is a depressant. Combined with prozac, (fluoxetine) you could have much more sedation or intoxication than you expect. Especially when used in large quantities, alcohol disrupts your sleep cycle and neuronal tone. People usually take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression or anxiety. Disrupting your sleep & neurons can worsen these conditions. ...Read more
Does caffeine reduce the effect of psychotropic drugs? Particularly Effexor, Buspar, (buspirone) Trazodone, and Topamax.
No interaction but..: I ran the interaction checker and there is no known interaction between caffeine and any of the meds you mentioned. However, it is well known that caffeine disrupts sleep patterns and can increase anxiety either on it and while withdrawing from it. Therefore, it is best to cut caffeine to a very minimum ...Read more
Abilify/Zoloft: Safe as prescribed. Combination not uncommon.Get a more detailed answer ›
What're the effects drinking alcohol while taking these medications: paroxetine, zolpidem, and levetiracetam?
Additive: Acohol has an additive sedating effect with all those meds. That you're taking that particular pharmacological cocktail implies you have a significant neuropsychiatric disorder. Alcoholmusevin these conditions can be detrimental. Please share your drinking history with prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Side effects.: All psychiatric rx's have side effects. If you check with side effects in the pdr, you will not want to take another drug. Mostly, your individual should be concerned about the drug/drug interactions. It is almost unamerican not to be polymedicvated. The prescribing md should talk with the patient about what the drugs will do and more importantly what the drugs will not do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol: Excess sedation, confusion at high dose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more
Psychotropic meds: There is no one "best " medication for this purpose. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class is good for this. I personally like Lexapro (escitalopram) because of it's relatively mild side effect profile but others are equally effective. See that you are taking diazepam. This can be addicting and does not really treat the underlying problem. Have you considered psychotherapy? Highly encourage that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctors, what are withdrawal side effects of the anti-depressant and anxiety medication, effexor (venlafaxine)?
Potential symptoms: Potential symptoms after stopping Effexor (venlafaxine) include: anxiety, depressed moods, crying, dizziness, paranoia, irritability, drowsiness, restlessness, shaking, headache, ^ sweating, nausea/ vomiting, nightmares, body zaps (electric sensations), shortness of breath, sleep difficulties, fatigue, seizures, irregular heart rate, etc. ...Read more
A couple things: First, alcohol is actually a drug and has sedating properties. Not only that, if one drinks too much, it is actually possible to be poisoned and to stop breathing. Those could be considered depressant effects. Also, excessive alcohol use over time, may lead to someone having a depressed mood. Too much alcohol can adversely affect all organs in the body (except the kidneys). Good question. ...Read more
What side effects are commonly associated with drinking alcohol when taking 30mg of cymbalta (duloxetine)?
Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) side effets: most common: nausea, diarrhea, headache, insomnia, sedation, nervousness, switch to maina, weight gain/loss, sweating, dry mouth, high blood pressure, rarely hallucinations, serotonin syndrome when mixed with other serotinergic agents, sexual side effects, for hydorxizine: sedation, paradoxical excitement, dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, tachycardia, blurry vision. ...Read more
Can wellbutrin (bupropion) curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri, and does this combo prove effective in treating anxiety and depression?
Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) may not curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri. Wellbutrin (bupropion) does target different neurotransmitters than an ssri, and may offer additional benefit in depression. There are certain ssri's, including citalopram and escitalopram, which are often effective in depression with anxiety. ...Read more
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