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Take 100 mg of Zoloft.What would be a good medication for tension headaches that wont cause seratonin syndrome?

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Dr. Chris Sadeh
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In brief: Serotonin Syndrome

Older antidepressants called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) can cause SS with the SSRIs (like Zoloft), as well as meperidine (Demerol, a painkiller) or dextromethorphan (cough medicine).
Drugs of abuse, such as ecstasy, LSD, cocaine, and amphetamines have also been associated with SS. I know you are asking about pain medications specifically...

NSAIDS (ibuprofen), and Tylenol = OK

In brief: Serotonin Syndrome

Older antidepressants called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) can cause SS with the SSRIs (like Zoloft), as well as meperidine (Demerol, a painkiller) or dextromethorphan (cough medicine).
Drugs of abuse, such as ecstasy, LSD, cocaine, and amphetamines have also been associated with SS. I know you are asking about pain medications specifically...

NSAIDS (ibuprofen), and Tylenol = OK
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