• lauraloo lauraloo
    December 03, 2008
    which antidepressants can be taken with adderall xr, many of the drug interaction sites indicate no
    lauraloo lauraloo
    December 03, 2008

    after looking up drug interaction guides and the use of antidepressants with adderall xr, most of the ones my doctor has prescribed claim thay should not be co-administered; ie;cymbalta, lexapro.  are the drug interaction websites overly cautious? is it okay to use them anyway?  I really feel i need to be on an antidepressant, should i be weaned off the adderall first?

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  • Terry Matlen, ACSW
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    December 03, 2008
    Terry Matlen, ACSW
    Health Guide
    December 03, 2008

    Hi Lauraloo,

     

    Many adults with ADHD also have depression and take meds for both conditions. They often take a stimulant for the ADHD and an antidepressant for the depression. However, I am not a physician and therefore cannot tell you what meds would work for your particular case and what the risks are of combining both types of medications.

     

    The web is an incredible resource, however, such questions are best answered by discussing them with your doctor.

     

    Terry


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