..perscribe Savella.. should I stop the Zoloft, I forgot he does not perscribe the Zoloft and forgot to ask. Is ther some kind of interaction with both. Are they the same type of drug. Should I stop Zoloft.
Zoloft and Savella do have a major drug interaction. However, it may be used together if absolutely necessary, but you will need to be monitored.
It is best to inform your rheumatologist that you are also taking Zoloft. He/she could then decide whether they want you to take Zoloft and Savella together or to stop the Zoloft and then start Savella.
Zoloft is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Savella is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI).
Both have serotonergic activity and that could be the cause of severe side effects (serotonin syndrome). Please see link below for detailed information about the interaction.
- Zoloft Information for Consumers
- Zoloft Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zoloft (detailed)
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