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Zoloft (sertraline): Yes it is. Dopamin reuptake inhibition increases as dose increase. ...Read more
Mostly: Wellbutrin (bupropion) interferes with reuptake of dopamine&norepinephrine(noradrenaline)in the central nervous system, thereby leaving these neurotransmitters to sit longer&stronger in the synapse between communicating brain cells, which enhances dopamine&adrenaline activity at the cellular level. That can treat depression, feed pleasure to help sex&bypass tobacco, improve adhd&cognition, lower weight, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Not in the same sense as you would think of street drugs or some prescription pain medicines. However, it *is* possible to develop a kind of chemical dependence on it, such that suddenly stopping it might provoke symptoms of withdrawal or a relapse into depression. While not all professionals agree, one way of avoiding that that some take is a slow dose taper during drug discontinuation. ...Read more
Which antidepressant drug has less sexual dysfunction side effects: Effexor (venlafaxine) XR or Prozac?
Hard to say: Both agents have sexual dysfunction as potential side effects. Around 20-30% of chances. It depends on individual susceptibility and also it varies upon the dose. So the lower the dose, less the risk . In my experience however, Effexor (venlafaxine) XR would be less prone to cause it than Prozac. ...Read more
MDs can rx all meds: Us physicians may legally prescribe almost any med without regard to specialty. In theory i could rx chemotherapy even though i've never practiced oncology. I could even perform surgery if a hospital were foolish enough to allow it. Primary care docs are in a much better position, & usually rx antidepressants & anti-anxiety meds well. For anything more complex, see a psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Www.rxlist.com: Too many to list. Some are mild and will go away after a week or so; others should be reported to dr. Right away. Educate yourself either by visiting above website, or by checking out the insert that comes with the meds & make sure to communicate closely with your prescribing dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ketamine: Ketamine offers very interesting possibilities for depressed patients who don't respond to standard therapies. It does induce dissociation and sometimes hallucinations, but in some there's an antidepressant effect that lasts for several hours/days after those are gone. Some drawbacks: can be liver damage; it must be given IV in a controlled setting; effects may wear off. All is being studied. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many options: No single anti-anxiety medication is considered universally superior to the others. Ssri/snri classes of medications are considered among the best/first line treatment for anxiety disorders. Benefit by biological relatives can be a basis to go with one medication over another. Psychotherapy in combination with medication treatment generally yields the best outcome. See your doctor and good luck! ...Read more
Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.
Is there an drug interaction with Haldol, (haloperidol) Olanzapine, Zyprexa and the antidepressant Wellbutrin?
Yes there are: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is the trade name for Olanzapine so you only have 3 unique drugs listed though some would argue that brand & generic named drugs are technically 2 distinct forms of chemical compounds. There are several SIGNIFICANT reactions (heart rhythm, sedation, neurological issues) that could occur with these drugs so you should talk things over with your doctor if there are concerns or side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers