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Valerian And Citalopram
Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more
No problem, but….: The active chemical of Kava Kava is a minor tranquilizer. Sertraline can help people with anxiety related to phobias, panic disorder, OCD, depression and generalized anxiety. The way these two substances work is different, as Sertraline is a Serotonine reuptake inhibitort. A combination of KK would be similar to Alprazolam or other benzodiazepine. Ask your PCP to find out if this could be OK. ...Read more
Not a Good Idea: Taking ginkgo along with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (ssris) antidepressants -- including escitalopram (lexapro) -- may cause serotonin syndrome. This condition is characterized by rigidity, tachycardia (fast heart rate), hyperthermia (high body temperature), restlessness, and diaphoresis (sweating). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Careful: There are no interactions between passion flower and your medications, but the question is why you want to add something else to them? You have quite a bit of serotoninergic effect from them, and i suggest you talk with your psychiatrist (or consult with one, if not already seeing) about the results you're getting or not getting. Adjustments or changes can be made to help you. ...Read more
Can i take valerian root for sleep while taking refalen, instaflex, adderall, and Buspar (buspirone) ?
Don't: You are already on too many prescription drugs to be self-medicating. Please speak to your doctor about why you are having trouble sleeping before adding more pills.. Maybe there is a different solution not involving pills. ...Read more
Meds for depression and anxiety: sertroline and citalipram ineffective, prozac (fluoxetine) gives night sweats and anxiety. Other options? Dr said Mirtazapine?
Depression/anxiety: Please try the new medicine your doctor prescribed but you should also see a Psychologist for help. ...Read more
Slight issue: There are some in vitro and animal studies indicating that valerian could moderately inhibit one of the liver enzymes (cyp 3a4) necessary to process zoloft (sertraline). However, zoloft (sertraline) has multiple metabolic pathways so you should be okay if using less than 1000mg/day of valerian. Make sure your preparation is made from only the root, and not the whole plant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same doctor gave it?: You better make sure the same doctor who gave you desipramine and Celexa knows you are planning to take Ambien (zolpidem) too. If more than one doctor gave you these medications, then you are going to get in trouble because all these medications work on the brain and interact. I highly recommend you pick one doctor and make sure he/she recommends you take all three before you proceed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
Take 20mg of Celexa a day and 20mg Valium for panic disorder. Doctor added 15mg Remeron (mirtazapine). Can Remeron (mirtazapine) with Celexa cause Serotonin Syndrome?
Yes-watch carefully!: If you have any of these: confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering or shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm or stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea - call provider ASAP and even consider ER. It can be life-threatening. Before starting, talk about it. Talk Tx can help! ...Read more