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Sertraline Or Paxil
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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
No: These drugs are not listed as interacting with each other, so using them together should be safe. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the defrenc btween Paxil (paroxetine) and Paxil (paroxetine) cr do Paxil (paroxetine) cr less sexual side effects then Paxil (paroxetine) ir?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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