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Why is paxil not good for a person with a history of drug abuse?

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Anonymous 27 Feb 2013

Hello jacobstafford. If you might please add the following. Diagnosis for taking Paroxatine/Paxil . List the past/present history of "drug abuse" Regards pledge

jacobstafford 27 Feb 2013

I was rx celexa for depression and ativan for anxiety the ativan seems to make my depression worse... years ago I used anphetamines... looking for suggestion for the doc

madhupjoshimd 20 Mar 2013

I am unaware of contraindication for using this medication in people with a history of drug use, unless they have a Bipolar illness. In that case they would have to be on a mood stabilizer prior to being put on antidepressants to prevent potential manic episode.
Sincerely,
Madhup Joshi, MD
Maui, Hawaii

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