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Citalopram or sertraline?

Citalopram or sertraline?

SSRI's: They are both ssri's. I have found both effective when treating patients. Either are good options for conditions like post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, major depression etc. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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How is Luvox different from Zoloft or lexapro (escitalopram)?

How is Luvox different from Zoloft or lexapro (escitalopram)?

Luvox, Zoloft, (sertraline) and : Lexapro (escitalopram) are all SSRIs. They're all 1st line agents in tx of anxiety and depression. They all work via the same mechanism -- inhibiting re-uptake of serotonin, thus increasing serotonin concentrations. the differences between the meds have to do with subtle differences in half life, serotonin receptors targeted, and slight differences in side effect profiles. Talk with ur doc abt the right med 4u! ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) or trazadone which is better?

Zoloft (sertraline) or trazadone which is better?

better for what?: Zoloft (sertraline) is a widely used ssri antidepressant. Trazodone is also an antidepressant, but is so sedating it is usually used as a sleep-aid, not to treat depression. So you might say zoloft is better for depression, while trazodone is better for sleep. Occasionally people use trazodone for depression too though, ; for them, it may be better than zoloft. "better" is often a hard call. ...Read more

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Can Paxil (paroxetine) or Synthroid cause blackouts?

Can Paxil (paroxetine) or Synthroid cause blackouts?

Blackouts: There are many reasons for "blackouts"; whether it is caused by the medications or by the condition that the medication is treating, or something else, can not be determined through this column. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can remeron bi taking with Zoloft and buspar (buspirone)?

Yes: They can be taken together, but usually aren't, since Remeron and Zoloft (sertraline) are both antidepressants. Remeron can sometimes be added to help with sleep, or to increase appetite. If this works, the Zoloft (sertraline) may be able to be weaned off. Good luck! ...Read more

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Risperidal or remeron with lexapro (escitalopram). Which is better?

Risperidal or remeron with lexapro (escitalopram). Which is better?

Different choices: Risperdal (risperidone) and Remeron (mirtazapine) (mirtazepine) are very different, like comparing apples and oranges. Either could be used with Lexapro (escitalopram). Risperdal is an "atypical neuroleptic", a powerful tranquilizer used for psychosis, agitation, & similar states. Remeron (mirtazapine) is a sedating antidepressant (helps sleep). Both often cause weight gain, & Risperdal other possible side-effects. ...Read more

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Can i take pexeva with zoloft (sertraline)?

Can i take pexeva with zoloft (sertraline)?

Depends....: Sometimes two antidepressants may be used at the same time in some cases but the choice of which ones depends on the condition and symptoms being targeted and potential side effects and interactions. Discuss with your treating md to see if another combination of mess will be best for you. ...Read more

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Can you take Lexapro (escitalopram) and pristiqe together an ween off lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can you take Lexapro (escitalopram) and pristiqe together an ween off lexapro (escitalopram)?

Switching meds: Yes they can be taken together when cross tapering but you have to watch for possible rare phenomenon called serotonin syndrome.You need to discuss with you health care professional if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Which is better for anxiety - Zoloft or Paxil (paroxetine)?

Which is better for anxiety - Zoloft or Paxil (paroxetine)?

Dependsontheperson: In some people, zoloft would work better and in some paxil (paroxetine) would work better,but in general wwould say that paxil (paroxetine) is better agent for anxiety ...Read more

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Which is best? Paxil, (paroxetine) olanzapine, bupropion, or oxcarbazepine?

Which is best? Paxil, (paroxetine) olanzapine, bupropion, or oxcarbazepine?

Agree w Dr. Ali: Which is best for treating which condition?. Paxil is an SSRI antidepressant which is good for treatment of typical depressive sx 's & anxiety. Bupropion is a unique antidepressant which is good for seasonal affective disorder, atypical depression & smoking cessation. Oxcarbazepine is a mood stabilizer and olanzapine is an antipsychotic. You are asking us to compare apples & organges. ...Read more

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Can i take Zoloft with wellbutrin, adderall, abilify, (aripiprazole) Neurontin and lamictal?

Can i take Zoloft with wellbutrin, adderall, abilify, (aripiprazole) Neurontin and lamictal?

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 more

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Is Paxil (paroxetine) or Prozac good for pmdd?

Is Paxil (paroxetine) or Prozac good for pmdd?

PMDD treatment: Ssris such as prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) sarafem, and zoloft may provide relief from many symptoms of pmdd. Taking birth control pills stops ovulation and can reduce pmdd symptoms. Non-medical treatment which may help includes regular exercise, healthy diet (limiting salt, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol), and supplements (calcium, magnesium, b6). Please talk to your doctor about what is right for you. ...Read more

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Taking Lamictal, luvox, (fluvoxamine) risperdol and klonopin. Can I take adderall?

Taking Lamictal, luvox, (fluvoxamine) risperdol and klonopin.  Can I take adderall?

If by doctor's order: If you're taking these medications on doctor's order then, I cannot tell you NOT to take either one of them or any of them. But if what you're asking is whether or not it's SAFE to take ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with all the other medications or whether or not it's really NECESSARY for to take ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) given the rest of the drugs you're taking then, that discussion should really be with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?

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 more

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What is the best way to transition from 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) go 30 mg Paxil"?

What is the best way to transition from 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) go 30 mg Paxil"?

Ask your MD first.: Start Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg and stop Zoloft. Wait 2 weeks. If you need higher dose go up to 30. There are differences in 5HT receptor activity. Also differ with histamine, Dopamine and Noradrenergic activity. Take the Paxil (paroxetine) in the morning as it tends to be "activating" Watch for allergy (as you would with any new med) also watch for serotonergic syndrome (muscle stiffness, elevated BP, HR, temp, confusion) ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Paroxetine (Definition)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It ...Read more


Paxil (Definition)

Paroxetine is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more