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Tyrosine With Antidepressants
Yes: Rhodiola rosea can be a very helpful herb, but it can interact with zoloft and other ssri's. It is a potent inhibitor of certain liver enzymes that metabolize zoloft and others. http://tinyurl.com/or7g6gg because of this, there could be a risk of serotonin syndrome. There is also a published report of tachyarrhythmia when rhodiola was taken with lexapro (escitalopram). ...Read more
Probably not bad: I had to look up rhodiola as that was one i had never heard of. There are no reasons, at least theoretically, that the two should be a problem. I did a literature search and there are no articles in the medical literature looking at rhodiola and sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa). There are some laboratory papers that suggest rhodiola should be helpful in pd, but i could not find any clinical studies in people. ...Read more
Not usually: You would need to be more specific but usually very safe with herbals. ...Read more
Which antidepressant works best with Ritalin and is approved for social anxiety? Prozac, Citalopram, Lexapro (escitalopram) does not working/help my depression.
Are lamitrogine and wellbutrin (bupropion) helpful with bipolar depression, energy, and mental clarity?
Does prozac, (fluoxetine) lithium, risperdal interfere with 5-meo-mipt? Please, need some answers?
Theoretically : Serzone (nefazodone) is an antidepressant quite popular when introduced due to a favorable side effect profile. Post- marketing research showed that it can cause liver failure at a rate higher than the rate in the general population. Bristol-myers squibb discontinued it, but it is still available in generic form. Combining it with Cymbalta (duloxetine) may increase risk of serotonin syndrome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Interaction between Aripiprazole(@low dose) with Methylphenidate(antipsychotic &stimulant) in Treatment-resistant atypical depression?
Talk to your doctor.: If both of these medications are being prescribed for you, you should speak to the doctor who is prescribing them. Although there is no documented adverse interaction between these two medications, every patient can react differently to medications. Of course you should only take these medications if they are being prescribed for you; don't try someone else's medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What r possible alternatives to anafranil in treating severe purely obsessive ocd? Clomipramine along with zoloft, (sertraline) lamictal, propranolol, and trazodo
Hi-dose SSRI, CBT: On the medication side, ssri antidepressants such as zoloft (sertraline) are the most used, often at doses higher than typically prescribed for depression. It's also worth considering psychotherapy. Cognitive-behavioral approaches such as cbt or erp (exposure and response prevention) are often helpful for ocd. ...Read more
Too broad a question: Generally speaking none of the meds you mentioned are known for their drug-drug or food-drug interactions. However, that's not to say they have none. Being more specific about which foods or meds you are asking about might help. ...Read more
Advisable to take Wellbutrin (bupropion) 100sr along with 5mg brintellix? I know people take Wellbutrin (bupropion) with other ssris. Brintellix, however, isn't typical ssri
Caution: Wellbutrin (bupropion) + Brintellix interact to increase side effects of Brintellix and risk of 'serotonin syndrome' eg, confusion, increased heart rate, blood pressure changes. Discuss with prescribing doctor. This combination would require careful medical supervision. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Please: tell us the specific bipolar medication. You can re-ask with clarification. What is your actual diagnosis? ...Read more
Reasonable combo: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a SNRI for depression, anxiety and pain and Risperdal is a med that helps with agitation, paranoia. A low dose of Risperdal added to antidepressants can boost the antidepressant effects esp as it helps anxiety/agitation. Additional side effects are possible but can be monitored by prescriber. All patients on these meds should be regularly monitored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer