Posted by: Wondering | 2007/06/11

Drug interactions and effects

CS, just a quick question:
What are the dangers (if any) of taking antidepressants, tranquilizers (Alzam) and pain killers (paracetamol) regularly and at the same time?

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With any combination, at best the risks ( if any ) are the sum of the risks of each individual medication ; some will interaact with each other, rarey usefully, and potentially problematically. Be cautious about excessive chronic use of pain killers, as they can cause some physical problems in high doses and with chronic use ; antidepressants in the right dose, have often been taken for years on end without problem. Tranquillizers of the Alzam family have a potential for producing dependence and problems related to that, and much expert advice would recommend taking them for no more than 4 months consecutively, and, if this is unavoidable, to take "drug holidays" during the week, so they are not taken incessantly. As CBT counselling can clear up most chronic anxiety problems, its far preferable to taking Alzam & Co. chronically

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