So I have been taking Fluoxetine 20mg for depression & Nortriptyline 25mg for insomnia for about a month now & after adding my medications on here I noticed that these two specific meds are rated as having a high conflict between the two. My question is what exactly does that mean & if they are so incompatible so to say then why would a physician prescribe both of them at the sametime?? All information will be very much appreciated :-D
Hi, Wifey! It's not uncommon for a doctor to prescribe antidepressants from different classes, in this case a tricyclic and a serotonin re-uptake inhibitor. The idea is to *cover more bases*, so to speak. You should be aware of the possible symptoms of interaction and your doctor should monitor you closely, but you won't necessarily have any problems at all.
I take three different medications, all of which could interact, but I've never had any unusual symptoms. My doctor does script blood work and an ECG every six months.
There's a good chance that after a month you'd know already if you were going to have any immediate symptoms.
Best wishes, WCV
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