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Prozac And Buspar
Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more
Yes: Yes. If you have an anxiety diagnosis (which is suggested by your interest in buspar), be aware that wellbutrin (bupropion) sometimes can aggravate anxiety. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is very handy to have around for many cases of depression, add, and smoking cessation, and is usually well-tolerated. But there is that potential for aggravating anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Lot of medications: I'm not sure whether these are all prescribed by the same physician? It sounds as though your bipolar disorder (from the additional info you supplied) may be quite hard to manage, and meds have been added but none removed. Perhaps you'd benefit from a second opinion about your case and possibly simplify your regimen. It could also be that your symptoms demand high intensity measures. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes but: This seems a bit much for anyone. Is there a way that you can speak to your doctor about streamlining your meds. The doc is treating you for bipolar issues,anxiety, depression, and sleep disorder. I suggest that you see if this doc or another can put you on a regimen that might help you sleep and still take care of the problem. Have the doc consider remeron (mirtazapine) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: Not an uncommon combination.Get a more detailed answer ›
Combo: As prescribed, should be ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Low probability: There are the possibility of low probability side effects. With respect to specific interactions, the most prominent thing to remember is that if you stop taking your xanax (alprazolam) suddenly while taking wellbutrin and Lexapro you may make it more likely that you would have a seizure. You also may find operating a motor vehicle more challenging when taking xanax (alprazolam) with any medications. ...Read more
Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?
Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizers besides lithium, etc. But after a person has tried so many medications and still has symptoms, i'd suggest non-medication approaches: psychotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, exercise/yoga, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: However is not the best practice. You need to check with your dr. The best approach is to take just one at an appropriate dose. ...Read more
Im on Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) and Risperdal for deeprassnt can Risperdal bi replace to remeron? For insomnia and anxiety and deeprassnt? ??
Different rationale.: The Buspar (buspirone) is often used for anxiety but it may take time for it to work. Zoloft is an antidepressant of the SSRI class , Risperdal is an antipsychotic but is used in small doses for severe anxiety. Remeron is an atypical antidepressant and is used more to stimulate appetite or improve your sleep. Please discuss this with your doctor. He has specific reasons for the use of each drug. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
SSRIs: These are medications that prevent the reuptake of serotonin, a chemical messenger that plays a role in brain activity including depression/anxiety. By doing this, the effective amount of serotonin available will increase. Adjustments take place over a period of time and that is why a person needs to take the medication daily for many weeks before effect is seen. Good luck! ...Read more