Can You Take Lyrica With Pristiq?

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Can You Take Lyrica With Pristiq?

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According to a Drug Interactions Checker on Drugs.com these two drugs have a 'moderate' interaction with each other. Because both depress central nervous system functioning they have an additive effect. They can be taken together but only under a doctor's supervision and you should be careful regarding activities in which drowsiness or reduced coordination can cause problems such as driving particularly when you first start these drugs.

There may be other interactions and you should check with your physician or pharmacist to be sure.

Here's the information from Drugs.com

MANAGEMENT: During concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities.