Can Effexor And Cipralex Be Taken Together

Question

Asked by mel

Can Effexor And Cipralex Be Taken Together

I am on effexor i take a dose of 300mg i heard really good results from cipralex and i have a dr apt soon and im just wondering if these two drugs can be taken together. Only for the fact that comming of off effexor is extremelly difficult for me.

thanks

Answer

Hi Mel

Yeah it seems that Cipralex has been in the news this past year as being an antidepressant which is very effective as evidenced by this CBC article entitled, "Zoloft, Cipralex, are Tops in Antidepressant Comparison. "

It is very true that Effexor can be terribly difficult to stop and withdrawal symptoms can be harsh. Here is more information about how to handle Effexor withdrawals.

I would definitely talk to your doctor about your idea. I honestly do not know off hand if these two drugs can be taken together. Your doctor is the best person to have this conversation with.

Let us know if you do start taking Cipralex...I am very curious as to how you fare on it.

Thank you for your question!

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