You should avoid any medication that can increase your levels of serotonin as these medicines can and predispose you to a rare and life threatening syndrome called serotonin syndrome. Examples of these medicines include the cough suppressant, dextromethorphan, and possibly the decongestants pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine and the pain reliever codeine.
Talk with your pharmacist - there will be options for you depending on what your cold symptoms are.
- Fluoxetine Information for Consumers
- Fluoxetine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluoxetine (detailed)
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