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Doctor insights on: Drinking On Pristiq

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Why is drinking alcohol a problem on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Why is drinking alcohol a problem on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Several problems: Effexor (venlafaxine) may be used to treat depression or anxiety. Alcohol may make depression worse and may hinder one's ability to cope w/ anxiety. Also, i worry about people who are afraid to "give up alcohol" or can't see themselves never taking a drink again. Why would you want to potentially sabotage your treatment for a drink? ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana while on Prozac (fluoxetine) bad? I am on 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine)

Is smoking marijuana while on Prozac (fluoxetine) bad? I am on 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine)

See below: Marijuana treats depression and withdrawal from it worsens depression. Drug levels vary so unless you are consistently intoxicated, your symptoms will be exacerbated by withdrawal. Is the depression so bad that you need to put up with the unavoidable cognitive impairment and risk of smoke exposure? ...Read more

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Drinking on Prozac vs drinking on lexapro (escitalopram). Is there a difference?

Drinking on Prozac vs drinking on lexapro (escitalopram). Is there a difference?

No: Pharmacologically, the two are very similar. However, alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and so drinking while taking antidepressants make them work harder or not at all. Moderation is key. ...Read more

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Will drinking a lot on Lexapro (escitalopram) effect me strongly?

Will drinking a lot on Lexapro (escitalopram) effect me strongly?

Yes and No: There are no interactions between Lexapro (escitalopram) and alcohol as there are between benzodiazepine anti anxiety agents and alcohol. However, the disorders for which lexipro is prescribed such as anxiety and depression are often worsten by the use of alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

Can you drink alcohol on celexa (citalopram)?

Best To Avoid: Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant and alcohol is a depressant. Common sense tells us to avoid alcohol while treating depression, otherwise one agent will cancel the other. I have always considered alcohol the "original medication". It calms you, gives you confidence, stimulates you and puts you to sleep and can even be unused as an antiseptic. If you are unable to stop drinking talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) while drinking alcohol?

Side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) while drinking alcohol?

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 more

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Going from 60mg Prozac to 50mg of pristiq (desvenlafaxine). How long before I feel full benefits of pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

Going from 60mg Prozac to 50mg of pristiq (desvenlafaxine). How long before I feel full benefits of pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

Medications effects: I understand your need for improvement in depression for which you have taken Prozac (fluoxetine). Thank you for information about use of Morphine. Using Prozac (fluoxetine) with Morphine may increase dizziness, some impairment in thinking and judgment. Please do not withdraw from high dose of 60mg/day Prozac (fluoxetine) quickly due to risk of severe side effects. See a Psychiatrist for gradual withdrawal, and then discuss Prisitiq. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol on Vyvans?

Can I drink alcohol on Vyvans?

Hmmmm: A modest amount at the end of the day when Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is used early shouldn't be an issue. However, the alcohol will negate the benefits of the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). ...Read more

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I'm on Lexapro (escitalopram) and klonopin .Can i drink one beer?

MAYBE: If you are on medications check with your own physician about using alcohol. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant and Klonopin is for anxiety. Alcohol is a depressant and is cross tolerant with Klonopin so it is additive in other words. If you truly drank only one regular size beer once in a while it may be alright but do not drive and do not drink and take the medications at the same time. ...Read more

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Is it ok to stop pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg abruptly and start 10mg of cipralex. I've only been on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for 8 weeks. I took cipralex before that.

Is it ok to stop pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg abruptly and start 10mg of cipralex. I've only been on pristiq (desvenlafaxine)  for 8 weeks. I took cipralex before that.

You can still get: discontinuation syndrome even if you start another antidepressant. Thus, recomend that Pristiq be tapered under medical supervision. Per Drugs.Com - discontinuation syndrome may occur when Pristiq is abruptly stopped & it can lead to dizziness, nausea, headache, irritability, insomnia, diarrhea, anxiety, fatigue, abnormal dreams, & hyperhidrosis. REF: https://www.drugs.com/pro/pristiq.html ...Read more

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On bupropion XL 150mg couple months gained weight, was on Paxil50mg too but recently switched from Paxil to 60mgProzac,possibly gained from bupropion?

On bupropion XL 150mg couple months gained weight, was on Paxil50mg too but recently switched from Paxil to 60mgProzac,possibly gained from bupropion?

Bupropion wt gain?: Bupropion is an antidepressant not likely to cause weight gain vs. SSRI's (eg. Prozac and Paxil). That said, weight gain is reported as an uncommon side effect of bupropion. If weight gain continues on Prozac, would consider Effexor. Discuss with prescribing doctor. Meantime, eat healthy foods, exercise regularly and keep track of your weight. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I drink on imipramine or duloxetine?

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Can I drink on imipramine or duloxetine?

Drink: Not good idea due to sedation and effect on liver. ...Read more

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Can I drink on atenolol and klonopin (clonazepam)?

Can I drink on atenolol and klonopin (clonazepam)?

Very, very minimal: A very small amount of low % alcohol - beer, wine on a special occasion may be ok, but there are moderately risky effects of mixing these. You may lower blood pressure too much (your Rx mix already can do it) and you may be dizzy, faint or make errors - do not drive! Try to find a better way to enjoy yourself. ...Read more

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What're the effects drinking alcohol while taking these medications: paroxetine, zolpidem, and levetiracetam?

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 more

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Side effects of drinking beer while on cephalexin?

Side effects of drinking beer while on cephalexin?

Few if any: You will probably have a higher alcohol level than if you did not drink beer, but other than that should be safe. ...Read more

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Discussing switching from cymbalta (duloxetine) to Zoloft for ocd---afraid of weight gain on zoloft---what is likelihood of Zoloft weight gain...Active..Watch diet?

Discussing switching from cymbalta (duloxetine) to Zoloft for ocd---afraid of weight gain on zoloft---what is likelihood of Zoloft weight gain...Active..Watch diet?

Agree- quite weight: neutral. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry the average weight gain was 0.1% after > 1 year on zoloft (sertraline). 4.5% people treated with zoloft (sertraline) had a significant weight gain in one study. Weight gain is more likely if the person is taking zoloft (sertraline) for 6 months or longer. There are some people who experience increased carbohydrate craving on zoloft (sertraline). However, mechanism for wei ...Read more