Can You Take Paxil And Zoloft Together?

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Asked by terri

Can You Take Paxil And Zoloft Together?

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It's hard to imagine a doctor prescribing both at the same time. They act in basically the same way to increase the amount of serotonin circulating in the blood. If you have too much serotonin, you can experience a toxic reaction that can be life-threatening. Usually, you would take one SSRI at a time and only shift to another if the first wasn't working. Doctors do add other types of antidepressants to complement the action of an SSRI, but those would be working on different neurotransmitters.

John

Answered by John Folk-Williams