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Can you take too many medications for depression, when is enough?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Over medication

Yes you can take too much.
A careful psychiatrist will help guide you to a sensible combination. More isn't always better. Sometimes you need to overlap meds to prevent regression when changing meds. The goal is remission of symptoms, then gradual taper of any non essential meds can occur. Meds have different modes of action that can compliment each other.

In brief: Over medication

Yes you can take too much.
A careful psychiatrist will help guide you to a sensible combination. More isn't always better. Sometimes you need to overlap meds to prevent regression when changing meds. The goal is remission of symptoms, then gradual taper of any non essential meds can occur. Meds have different modes of action that can compliment each other.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine

In brief: Not really

There is never any absolute limits to the number of medications someone can take, but i find anytime someone is on many medications, it is a good exercise to look at all the meds with fresh eyes and see if they are all appropriate or if some have been accidentally added on by different providers who might not be aware of all the medications.
The real limit is when side effects become intolerable.

In brief: Not really

There is never any absolute limits to the number of medications someone can take, but i find anytime someone is on many medications, it is a good exercise to look at all the meds with fresh eyes and see if they are all appropriate or if some have been accidentally added on by different providers who might not be aware of all the medications.
The real limit is when side effects become intolerable.
Dr. Michael Klein
Dr. Michael Klein
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