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Can i take venlafaxine and alprazolam while breastfeeding?

Can i take venlafaxine and alprazolam while breastfeeding?

Not a good idea: Lots of medicine that you ingest get into breast milk. It might be wise to call the physician who prescribed them and have him/her advise you how to taper off these medication if he/she thinks it wise. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Can I take colonapin, Zoloft (sertraline) and neurinton safely while breastfeeding?

Can I take colonapin, Zoloft (sertraline) and neurinton safely while breastfeeding?

Some risk: About 1 % of drugs with pass into breast milk. Consult the a baby's pediatrician on the specific drugs. ...Read more

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Is that safe taking Adderall and Zoloft (sertraline) for depression?

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Is that safe taking Adderall and Zoloft (sertraline) for depression?

Adderall/Zoloft: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not for depression. If both prescribed by same doctor, then it should be safe. ...Read more

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Are the any interactions between milk thistle and Prozac (fluoxetine) and/or clonazepam?

Are the any interactions between milk thistle and Prozac (fluoxetine) and/or clonazepam?

Yes: There is some research that shows that milk thistle can slow activity of certain enzymes in the liver that help the body to metabolize drugs. If the enzymes are inhibited by the milk thistle, then the level of the drugs will be higher. Prozac (fluoxetine) is one such drug. Clonazepam levels can be reduced if taken with milk thistle. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking effexor (venlafaxine) and gabapentin?

Can I drink alcohol while taking effexor (venlafaxine) and gabapentin?

Not recommended: Psychoactive medications can cause significant central nervous system dysregulation when alcohol is consumed. Not only would you experience potential side effects such as dizziness, excess sedation and drops in blood pressure, but also impaired cognitive functioning. This includes poor judgement and disinhibition. Alcohol can also interfere with full efficacy of these medications. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is taking lithium and Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) ok to take adipex?

Is taking lithium and Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) ok to take adipex?

No: I would not recommend adipex for anyone with bipolar disorder. Lithium is often prescribed for bipolar disorder, so although you have not specifically mentioned having this problem i would be extremely wary of the possibility. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vicodin while on Zoloft (sertraline) and breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vicodin while on Zoloft (sertraline) and breastfeeding?

Possibly: Vicodin and zoloft (sertraline) are often used together safely. However, these medications can both be in breast milk. It is important that you speak to your ob/gyn and/or your pediatrician about this issue. ...Read more

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Can I take Prozac (fluoxetine) while breastfeeding?

Can I take Prozac (fluoxetine) while breastfeeding?

Complicated issue: Despite the importance of breastfeeding for babies & moms, meds in milk is an issue. Several studies now have suggested that Prozac specifically may be more present in breast milk than other antidepressants, maybe because of long half-life. Zoloft or Lexapro (escitalopram) are likely safer: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22283766 you need your treatment, but this is a talk between you & your doctor. ...Read more

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I am currently taking lexapro Wellbutrin (bupropion) and alprazolam. Is it safe to take vyvanse with these medications?

It may not be: Wellbutrin (bupropion) has a well-known potential side effect of producing seizures (usually in higher doses like 450mg/day and in seizure-prone individuals) and Vyvanse may compound that risk. I am not a fan of alprazolam use in most people, particularly those with depression. Sounds like your depression has been significant, and perhaps you should consider a second opinion from another psychiatrist. ...Read more

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There is any interactions between Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) and Risperdal and trazadon and wellbutren xl?

There is any interactions between Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) and Risperdal and trazadon and wellbutren xl?

There is interaction: There is 11 interactions for the 5 drugs that you have listed. the most serious is trazodon, Buspar (buspirone) and zoloft increase affecting serotonin level and it can lead to serotonin syndrome. If concerned, talk to your treating physician for more information and dosage. ...Read more

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Is there any vitamins i cant take while taking effexor (venlafaxine) and seroquel?

Is there any vitamins i cant take while taking effexor (venlafaxine) and seroquel?

Interactions: Assuming you are taking "normal" levels of vitamins, I wasn't able to find any potential interactions between vitamins and either effexor (venlafaxine) or seroquel. Just to be sure - I would not start a vitamin regimen or stop one if you are taking these 2 meds. I might suggest NOT taking them together but there wasn't any interactions I could find. Obviously if something happens stop the vitamins. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take both Effexor (venlafaxine) and amytriptyline?

Is it safe to take both Effexor (venlafaxine) and amytriptyline?

Under supervision: That is an unusual combination. Sometimes if a patient isn't responding to usual therapies, an ssri will be combined with a tca (like amitrityline) but it must be done with caution because of the risk of serotonin syndrome which can be fatal. Effexor (venlafaxine) is an snri which makes the combination a bit more complicated. It's probably ok if you are treated by a competent psychiatrist who is following yo. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take azithromycin while on effexor (venlafaxine) and seroquel?

Is it safe to take azithromycin while on effexor (venlafaxine) and seroquel?

Yes: Azythromycin like so many , needs to be taken wigh caution in casevof liver insufficiency. Other wise is well tolerated and offers no significant intèractions with your other two drugs. ...Read more

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Is nyquil cold and flu ok to take with Zoloft (sertraline) and lamotrgine?

Is nyquil cold and flu ok to take with Zoloft (sertraline) and lamotrgine?

NyQuil: Briefly & only as needed, unless your doctor states otherwise. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take azithromycin while taking effexor (venlafaxine) xr and quetiapine?

Is it safe to take azithromycin while taking effexor (venlafaxine) xr and quetiapine?

Drug interactions: Azithromycin can interact with both of those medications, creating an increased likelihood of a cardiac arrhythmia, or an irregular heartbeat (Called a "prolonged QR interval"). I would not take it until you have had a discussion with your physician about that possibility. Perhaps a different antibiotic may be more appropriate? Be cautious! ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and antidepressants, is this okay?

Breastfeeding and antidepressants, is this okay?

Which one?: I would want to know the class and specific drug before stating it is safe. Many cross minimally into breast milk. ...Read more

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Alternative to Abilify for avoiding weight gain? Also taking 100mg pristiq (desvenlafaxine).

Alternative to Abilify for avoiding weight gain? Also taking 100mg pristiq (desvenlafaxine).

Talk with the doctor: There are several newer antipsychotics that are thought to have less weight gain like lurasidone, asenapine, iloperidone and ziprasidone. You may want to talk to the prescribing doctor to see if one is appropriate for you! ...Read more

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I took citalopram with adderal and effexor (venlafaxine). Isthat safe?

I took citalopram with adderal and effexor (venlafaxine). Isthat safe?

Were your meds: Prescribed to be taken this way? Were you prescribed the citalopram and Effexor (venlafaxine) at the same time? The reason i ask is that there would be overlap in terms of serotonin impact with these two medications. Please ask your prescribing medical provider about this. Take care. ...Read more

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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more