I’ve recently been prescribed 20mg Celexa for depression and 27mg Concerta for ADHD. Everything I’ve read says be weary of serotonin syndrome… how common is this? And why would my doctor put me on two medications that could possibly produce harmful interactions?
Celexa and Concerta Interactions?
Question posted by Shelbyfig2 on 2 May 2022
Last updated on 2 May 2022 by Jackbarks007
I take Adderall and pack so also with the same warning and also with zero problems and I never even worry about it. And I’m not real sure but I think it’s with higher doses. And you could ask your pharmacist he has better answers than your doctor.
Serotonin syndrome is something you should be aware of (link below) but is relatively rare and easily treatable in the early stages. It can affect about 4 users in 10,000 a year.
Doctors will prescribe medications that can interact when they've determined that the benefits to you outweigh the potential risk. For instance, I'm on 3 medications that have the possibility of causing serotonin syndrome alone and in combination and have done fine over many years.
Learn what symptoms you should be on the lookout for and ask your doctor about your concerns.
You always have the right to be involved in your treatment plan.
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