11/20/07 #8 - Effexor, Fioricet, and Imitrex?

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I take 150 of Effexor a day for mild OCD can I take Fioricet with the Effexor. I was taking Imitrex, but my new DR. said there was a interaction between the 2 med. Barbara.


Dear Barbara;

You and your doctor need to have a conversation about this RARE potential interaction between Effexor and Imitrex. We have addressed this before. Please read _THIS ANSWER _ for more information.

Check with your doctor about taking Fioricet. Something you need to understand though is that Fioricet is not a substitute for Imitrex. Imitrex is an abortive medication that can actually stop the Migraine process. Fioricet cannot do that. All it can do is mask pain for a few hours.

Good luck,
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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