Can I Take Lyrica And Zoloft Together?

Question

Asked by lynn b

Can I Take Lyrica And Zoloft Together?

i have pain from disc herniation, decay in three teeth that I have had for two years and can't get help financially to have pulled right now, general all over pains, migraines along with feelings of not wanting to participate, get up or enjoying things, etc. Is there any chance of lyrica and prozac helping? 75 mg. lyrica and 40 prozac. thank you for any help

Answer

I'm a little confused -; Your initial question was about taking Lyrica and Zoloft together, but then when you went into more detail, you mentioned taking Lyrica and Prozac together. Although Zoloft and Prozac are both antidepressants in the SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) family, so the answer to combining Lyrica with Zoloft or Lyrica with Prozac would be the same.

Both anticonvulsants like Lyrica and antidepressants like Zoloft or Prozac can be effective for pain. However, according to the the drug interaction guide, patients taking them together need to be monitored because taking them together increases the risk of central nervous system and/or respiratory depression. They really shouldn't be taken together unless prescribed that way by your doctor.

I don't know about financial help for dental needs, but there are a number of resources that may be able to help you with medical needs and prescriptions. Here is an article that lists quite a few of them: Uninsured or Underinsured? Where to Find Help

Good luck. I hope you're able to get relief soon.

Answered by Karen Lee Richards