Prescription drug interactions?
I take Effexor XR and was prescribed Imitrex for migraines. I would like to know the best site to look for information about possible interactions between the 2 medications.
- OrinocoLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Google is a good place to start.
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors/Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors and Serotonin Syndrome
Cases of life-threatening serotonin syndrome have been reported during combined use of SSRIs or SNRIs and triptans (see WARNINGS).
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 07:52:46 -0800
From: Stephen Nagy <email@example.com>
Subject: Sumatriptan with SSRIs
I am concerned about the potential interaction between sumatriptan (5-HT-1 agonist) and the SSRIs. In particular, I have a patient on sertraline 250 mg...
--Holly A. Swartz, M.D.
I have several patients who take both SSRIs and sumatriptan, and despite the theoretical concern about precipitating a serotonin syndrome, I have not seen anything like that occur. None of them are on a comparable dose, however.